Per-48 stats is the stupidest thing ever.
Imagine if I played 2mpg and got 2pts, 1ast and 1rb, I would average 48pts/24ast/24rb. So no, it's stupid.
Per minute stats provide for better context than per game stats. Not perfect context, but better and you still have to have some degree of intelligence to understand the numbers.
I think you need both to really make sense of it. You need to know what players are doing per game, to get a better idea what their role is, in order to project anything from their per minute stats.
But anyways, my problem with this thread isn't as much about the per minute stats, it is the combination of per minute stats, and cherry picking guys who were successful and had similar per minute stats, when there were just as many guys who had much less success in their career, but had decent stats as a rookie.