Interesting Stats :)

Interesting Stats :)

Postby thkthebest on Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:01 am

Sample sizes are small because this season just started. Anyway...

Chris Paul leads the league in touches per game at 103.9. John Wall is next 101.8. PGs naturally dominate this stats, but Kevin Love is 6th, Blake Griffin is 20th, and LeBron is 22nd.

Unsurprisingly, Chris Paul also leads the league in passes that lead to scoring opportunities. This includes hockey assists and passes that lead to free throws. John Wall is second. LeBron is 28th.

Steve Blake is top 5 in distance traveled so far (at 18.6 miles), but that's because the Lakers played more games. In terms of distance traveled per game, Bradley Beal leads the league at 2.9 miles per game. Michael Carter-Williams is second at 2.8 miles per game.

Opp FG% at the rim is 23.8% for Taj Gibson. 27.8% for Anthony Davis. The top includes players like Garnett, Joakim Noah, Duncan, Hibbert, etc. It's very uncharacteristic of Dwight, but he's not even close to the top. He's been pretty bad so far.

Rebound opportunities is the number of times a player is within vicinity of a rebound (3.5 feet). For players that get 10+ rebound opportunities, DeAndre Jordan leads the league in percentage of rebounds at 78.0%. Next two are Cousins and Anthony Davis.

Drives are any touch that starts at least 20 feet of the hoop and is dribbled within 10 feet of the hoop and excludes fast breaks. Monta Ellis leads the league in drives per game at 11.4. Next closest is Ty Lawson at 10.4. Kyrie Irving, Jeremy Lin, and Russell Westbrook round out the top 5. LeBron is 25th.
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Re: Interesting Stats :)

Postby Rooscooter on Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:24 am

I would be surprised if the people that have the ball the most DON'T also lead the league in passes that lead to scoring opportunities and/or scoring. If they are even acceptable at their job they would HAVE to rise to the top of one or both of those categories by definition of the initial stat (touches per game).

I would say that the initial stat of touches per game being a meaningful stat isn't much. Starting a team tomorrow would you take the touch leader or the guy who's 22nd?

This the the double edged sword of the small, ball dominant PG's IMHO. Regular seasons bring new opponents every night and game planning is schematic at best.... in the playoffs, when game planning is not schematic, a team that has been conditioned to having one guy give them the majority of their shots is much more easily defensed.... evidence of that is Chris Paul's career both in the regular and post seasons. He's not the only one either.... just the most prominent one currently.
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Re: Interesting Stats :)

Postby thkthebest on Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:37 pm

Added drives.

Yes, CP3 is unsurprisingly #1 because he dominates the ball while also being a great passer.

I took a look at passes relative to touches per game (only for players in the top 50-60 or so in touches per game). This is not an indicator of who is a better passer. Anyway, Calderon, Lowry, and Rubio are near the top. Noah is #1 for big men. Steve Nash is also in the top 15, although he was around 45th when not taking into consideration touches per game. Durant, Harden, and Carmelo are at the bottom.
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Re: Interesting Stats :)

Postby Rooscooter on Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:12 pm

^^"interesting stats".... meaningful or not is being defined by the guys rising to the top in those categories IMHO.

Statistical analysis can be a predictor but by no means a determinant of a great or even good basketball player. Most professional sports stats have been invented by Agents as a way of measuring something they believe important in contract negotiations.

My favorite misleading stat is the blocked shot.... closely followed by the assist.
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Re: Interesting Stats :)

Postby therealdeal on Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:33 pm

How are you coming up with these stats?
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Re: Interesting Stats :)

Postby thkthebest on Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:40 pm

http://stats.nba.com/

It's under player tracking. Pretty awesome/interesting stuff. :) NBA was late toward adding advanced metrics, but the things they've been adding are awesome.
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Re: Interesting Stats :)

Postby Juronimo on Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:06 pm

I wonder they calculate the distance traveled stat?
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Postby therealdeal on Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:10 pm

Very cool man, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Interesting Stats :)

Postby Chillbongo on Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:22 pm

Another interesting stat. Trailblazers are 9-2. Mostly against weak talent, but a win @ Denver and vs. San Antonio. Doesn't mean much, but if the Blazers continue taking care of the lesser teams, they might be in the playoff race. They're holding teams under 100 points per game, on average.

The Pacers are allowing 86.3 ppg for best in the league.
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Postby Barnstable on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:12 pm

Wow, that's a great website, and really interesting stats. Thanks for posting this :jam2:
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Postby Frank Dux on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:47 pm

Chillbongo wrote:Another interesting stat. Trailblazers are 9-2. Mostly against weak talent, but a win @ Denver and vs. San Antonio. Doesn't mean much, but if the Blazers continue taking care of the lesser teams, they might be in the playoff race. They're holding teams under 100 points per game, on average.

The Pacers are allowing 86.3 ppg for best in the league.



Another interesting Pacer stat. They're the only team in the NBA who hasn't scored over 100 points this season. They're also the only team still undefeated :man4:
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Re: Interesting Stats :)

Postby dneprovec on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:09 am

pacers lost to Chicago
so there are no undefeated teams
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Re: Interesting Stats :)

Postby Frank Dux on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:12 am

^Whoops, that one slipped by me. Didn't check the box scores tonight.
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