You could have at least read the context. Per 36 isn't a "stat" persay, it is a measure of rate of production and it holds true in bigger minutes and with the same role when you have a big enough sample size.
1) All those guys played 19+ MPG, no one there was "playing small minutes", that's why I bolded it, these aren't players playing 5 MPG, everyone knows per minute numbers mean nothing in such small minutes.
2) I know how per minute numbers work and I know the sample size for them to have an significance in discussion, not to mention that Jamal was not the minute leader amongst those guys.
3) I posted playoff numbers because what is being discussed is who would be useful against teams in the post-season. Jamal isn't the first player who can produce offensively in the regular season but isn't as effective in the post-season.
4) You are playing the correlation vs causation game. Guards (not actually just SG's) are frequently used off the bench as creators because there are more skilled scoring guards than there are bigs, so it is EASIER to get a guard for that role.
That's why people say undersized scoring guards are a dime a dozen, and you can usually without too much difficulty replace a bench scoring guard. Which is also why their value amongst teams is usually not as high as their perceived value among fans due to their ability to create and score a lot of points in the regular season.
Let's not mention that 3 of those guys I listed are PG's, one is a big man.
Your team needs what your team needs to win. Yes, a guard off the bench that can create is helpful for certain teams, but it depends on the make-up of the team. A scoring big off the bench with a distributing guard accomplishes the same thing. Also we are talking about helpful and a nice luxury vs essential.
5) Jamal firstly wasn't the leader in minutes played amongst those guys and secondly wasn't the leading scorer. I actually used per 36 to make Jamal look better in comparison to a guy like Jack because Jamal's non minuted adjusted playoff averages are:
Jamal playoff career:
14.8 / 2.0 / 2.4
10.8 / 2.0 / 1.7
Here are the rest of the players non-minute adjusted averages:
17.2 / 4.4 / 4.7
16.3 / 2.7 / 4.4
11.5 / 3.7 / 5.0
14.0 / 3.3 / 3.8
10.2 / 2.2 / 2.8
10.3 / 4.9 / 1.3
Your post does not support any case for Jamal in case you don't realize that. Jamal was 3rd last among those guys in PPG last playoffs. What matters isn't who scores more PPG because different teams need a different amount of minutes from their guys. It is more important who has the best rate of production and efficiency in the minutes that their team needs them for.
CapsNClips "Hmmm that's precisely my point."
This is not a good supporting point in a discussion about Jamal Crawford who didn't make the playoffs until his 10th season at 29 years old. Neither of these guys are superstars, we don't judge them by how far their team goes, that makes no sense.
Why do we do these black and white lack of context arguments like they mean anything? It really doesn't mean anything. Ed Davis has been in the post-season because he got traded to Memphis, is he now more accomplished or "better" than Amir? I hope that isn't the conclusion because of that fact.