Head to Head: Joe Johnson vs. Caron Butler

June 10th, 2010 by Naim Kalaji Leave a reply »
Today’s head-to-head matchup features the battle of two shooting guards: Atlanta Hawks’ Joe Johnson and Dallas Maverick Caron Butler.

Butler was originally classified as a small forward. However, ever since he moved from Washington to Dallas, he made what he described as a “difficult transition” to the shooting guard position (with Shawn Marion playing at small forward).

Below are the seven categories used to compare the two players. The player with an advantage in more categories will be deemed the superior player.

Scoring Mid-range and three-point shooting Ball-handling Defense Strength Speed and agility Clutch  


Joe Johnson is no stranger to scoring the basketball. Ever since his move to the Atlanta Hawks in the beginning of the 2005-2006 season, Johnson has averaged no less than 20.2 PPG. This year Joe averaged 21.3 PPG.

Johnson can also score in numerous ways, but the majority of his points will come of jump shots and floaters in the lane. From a scoring perspective, there are few shooting guards like Johnson, who provides a consistent offensive threat every night.

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