Over a year and a half ago, Anthem, one of the best and most underutilized posters on this site made a poll asking in three years, who would better between Josh and Tyler.
Now that we are more than half way into that time frame, I thought I would get an update. The numbers of that first poll were overwhelmingly in Tyler's favor. I expect that to stay the same now. But I thought I would post some unbiased statistics from this season since Tyler and Josh have had essentially the same opportunity. However, Josh has played a few more minutes per game so I have adjusted their averages to per 48 minutes. This provides the most accurate comparison I could come up with. I will also post some advanced stats courtesy of basketball-reference.com for further evaluation. My personal favorite stat is Win Share (WS) as all that really matters is how much a player helps you win games. WS is the amount of wins a players creates versus an average player. OWS is wins created from offense. DWS is wins created from defense. Everything else is pretty self explanatory. Please take all these into account as well as what your eyes have told you before answering the question.
Josh 2010-2011 per 48:
Rating (ESPN): 17.96
Scoring Efficiency: 1.378
Tyler 2010-2011 per 48:
Rating (ESPN): 14.48
Scoring Efficiency: 1.156
WS/48: .147 (league avg. is .100)
WS/48: .100 (league avg. is .100)
As you can see, the numbers are awfully close. My personal choice is Josh because he brings more of the things I value (wins, efficiency, ball movement, team play) in the game than Tyler. Josh is also more than 16 months younger than Tyler. Josh has been in the league longer but I imagine his mileage is lower since he barely played his first three years while Tyler was logging huge minutes at the collegiate level but that is probably not relevant. With all this information, and what you have seen with your own eyes, what's your answer now?