Rodgers Report: 09/10 Stat Retrospective
A look back at the projections.
THE STARTING FIVE
Derek Fisher – Point Guard
2009/10 Projections: 80 games, 26.5 minutes, 8.5 points, 3.0 assists, 2.1 rebounds
2009/10 Actual: 82 games, 27.2 minutes, 7.5 points, 2.5 assists, 2.1 rebounds
Fisher performed roughly as I'd thought. His poor shooting, even poorer than I'd anticipated, had him coming up about 1 point short of projections.
Kobe Bryant – Shooting Guard
2009/10 Projections: 80 games, 37.3 minutes, 26.5 points, 4.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds
2009/10 Actual: 73 games, 38.8 minutes, 27.0 points, 5.0 assists, 5.4 rebounds
Kobe was right about where I'd projected. His injury was a shame because he was shooting so well early in the season. He might have blown up these projections a bit had it not been for the accumulated effects. I like seeing him inch closer to 5 assists and 6 boards.
Ron Artest – Small Forward
2009/10 Projections: 65 games, 36.7 minutes, 16.3 points, 3.9 assists, 5.5 rebounds
2009/10 Actual: 77 games, 33.8 minutes, 11.0 points, 3.0 assists, 4.3 rebounds
Injuries were a drag for Artest, but as you can see, he play significantly more than I'd projected. It could be that he played through pain. That would account for more games but lower stats. I don't see him hitting 5-6 assists at any point for the Lakers, but I do think he'll rebound better and add another point or two to his average going forward.
Pau Gasol – Power Forward
2009/10 Projections: 73 games, 36.5 minutes, 19.0 points, 4.0 assists, 9.4 rebounds
2009/10 Actual: 65 games, 37.0 minutes, 18.3 points, 3.4 assists, 11.3 rebounds
Gasol mystifies me. 11+ boards? Insane. Otherwise, just what we would expect.
Andrew Bynum – Center
2009/10 Projections: 63 games, 29.5 minutes, 15.1 points, 1.3 assists, 8.1 rebounds
2009/10 Actual: 65 games, 30.4 minutes, 15.0 points, 1.1 assists, 8.3 rebounds
Who knows AB? Apparently my stat projection formula. I want to see more assists from Bynum, but if he can be a black hole on offense and still shoot a good % while playing good D, I'm okay with that. He was one of only 18 players to average 15/8. Not bad.