Probably the most realistic scenario. Not sure what others are saying about not passing? He doesn't dominate the ball as much as Kyrie (not many do), the ball always moves better when he's on the court because of this.
This stat is pretty useless as it is a per game stat. Kyrie actually passes less per minute than Rozier does, which invalidates your point.
In relation to usage, among players that had at least 100 minutes of action, terry had the 3rd highest usage, despite bad passing numbers, and one of the worst efficiencies of the entire team
This also doesn't mean what you think it means. Terry Rozier is a point guard. Look at Terry Rozier next to other point guards. If you took all the players in the NBA who are under 6'7, played at least 15 mpg, and appeared in at least 40 games this year, do you know where Terry Rozier ranks?
106th. Slightly ahead of Luke Kennard and slightly behind Norman Powell. Behind guys like Shea Gilgeous-Alexander, Jeff Teague, Malcolm Brogdon.
Kyrie Irving meanwhile (and I'm not saying this is good or bad) has the 11th highest usage rate of those 228 available players from 18-19.
Looking at league wide numbers Kyrie is ahead of Paul and Harden for passes made.
While Rozier comes in at 70th in the league behind such passing geniuses as Gobert, Capella, Jabari parker, Danillo Gallinari, Booker, Collins, Mudiay
To show you how insane this stat is for the context you're using, you're representing Rozier as a bad passer because he's 70th league-wide in passes made.
By that same standard, Blake Griffin is a better facilitator than Kyrie because he makes 10 more passes per game.
I am looking at only the team.
Terry ranks the third highest usage on the team. that is fact.
Despite his lower passing rates, his lower assist%, his lower second assist rates, his terrible, one of the bottom of the team, offensive efficiency, he still had the 3rd highest usages on the team.
Quantifying that against the rest of the league does nothing but try to move the goalposts.
Terry did nothing to deserve the 10th man usage rate, but he got the 3rd highest. More than Hayward, more than Horford (both vastly superior offensive players and playmakers), more than Smart (starter) more than Brown (starter)
and he wants more.....
Griffin was a very willing passer this season, I see no issue in claiming that Griffin was a more WILLING thank Kyrie.
And that is what that statistic was showing, willingness to pass.
Everyone and their moms knew that Kyrie needed to be a more willing passer, and at times he made big strides in that department this past season. Terry, for a PG with the 3rd highest usage on the team, was the opposite. by a mile.
On on the passes per minute, you are not taking everything into consideration there either.
Kyrie as a pass/assist ratio of 13.5. Highest on the team
Terrys is 8th on the team at 7.3
Add that to Kyrie having higher potential assists, higher secondary assists, higher assist points created, higher assist adjusted numbers.
per minute terry makes 0.2 passes more. wow. I can also claim that extra minute per minute stat increase is from him rebound hunting on the defensive end.