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2011-12 slow start

Postby Mike Goodman » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:15 pm

With the short season just past 15% complete, the NBA has a rather depressed look, offensively.

- League FG% is .442, the lowest it's been since 1999 (the shorter season). It was .460 over the last 2 years.
- FT% had tied an all-time high at .771 in 2009; now sitting at .743, again the lowest since 1999.
- 3-pt% also topped out in 2009, at .367. That, too, has plunged, to .336 -- last time it was lower was 1994, right before the short-arc experiment.
- Defensive rebounds are at 31 per game (per team), the highest since 1978. Offensive boards, 11 per game, are right at normal for the last 7 years.

- After 4 years of teams averaging 100 points around the league, games now average 94.4 pts, fewest since 2004.
- On a per-possession basis, 1.024 Pts/poss is the lowest since 1999. It's about a 6% drop from the 2009 zenith.
- Turnovers per game are the highest since 2000.
http://www.basketball-reference.com/leagues/stats.html

We can expect all these numbers to improve as the season goes along. Well, rebounds should decline as shooting improves.
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Re: 2011-12 slow start

Postby Mike Goodman » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:36 pm

Ishmael Smith played 63 minutes for the Warriors before being waived on Jan. 13.
He's now played 15 minutes for Orlando -- becoming the 1st player to appear for 2 different teams in this season.
We were more than 1/3 of the way through the season before anyone played for a 2nd team; and apparently no player has been traded since the season started.
This must be quite unusual. Did the lockout and settlement create some impediment to player transaction? Or is it just coincidence?

Also, Lou Williams leads the Sixers in scoring, and not by a trivial amount -- 15.1 ppg vs 13.9 by the next-highest Jrue Holiday; and he hasn't yet started a game.
And in Dallas, Jason Terry leads his team in minutes (and points scored), while not starting any games. When's the last time that happened?
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Re: 2011-12 slow start

Postby John Grasso » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:23 am

Mike Goodman wrote:Ishmael Smith played 63 minutes for the Warriors before being waived on Jan. 13.
and apparently no player has been traded since the season started.


There was one trade - Jan 4, 2012 - TRADE: In a 3-team trade, Philadelphia traded Marreese Speights and
received 2 2nd round draft picks; Memphis traded Xavier Henry and a 2012
2nd round draft pick and received Marreese Speights; and New Orleans
traded a 2013 2nd round draft pick and received Xavier Henry.

But neither Speights nor Henry had played for their teams before the trade.
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Re: 2011-12 slow start

Postby Mike Goodman » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:07 pm

In the Bulls' easy win at New Orleans last night, both Derrick Rose and his backup C.J. Watson played 22 min. and 22 sec.
The Bulls were +28 on the scoreboard while Rose played, and -3 in Watson's minutes.
(John Lucas III was PG the remaining 3:16, and Chi was -2 in that time.)
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Re: 2011-12 slow start

Postby Mike Goodman » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:40 pm

On Wednesday, teams from the Eastern Conference lost all 4 games against foes from the West: Cle (to NOH), Phl at Hou, Bos at OKC, Was (to Sac).
None of these was really an upset, but the 0-4 makes the East now .396 vs the West -- the first time this year it's been below 40% .
Last year it was .418, 2010 was .452, and 2009 was .512 for the East.

Recent drafts don't seem to have favored the East. Why do they keep sinking ?
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Re: 2011-12 slow start

Postby Mike Goodman » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:29 pm

With another loss last night, the Charlotte Bobcats record has fallen to 4-30. Their Win% (.118) is better than that of the 1972-73 Sixers (.110), but that's all.

In losing by 30 points, their average margin of defeat is now 14.8 points -- better only than the 1992-93 Mavericks (15.2)
After adjusting for strength of schedule, their SRS is even closer to those worst-ever Mavs : -14.44 to -14.68

Next-worst team by SRS was the '73 Sixers, now a distant 3rd, at -12.09
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Re: 2011-12 slow start

Postby Mike Goodman » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:14 pm

Before being waived by the Cavs, rookie Mychel Thompson played 95 minutes without getting to the FT line.
Laker Luke Walton is 2nd with 65 min and 0 FTA.

Rookies Greg Smith (Hou, 39 min.), Eric Dawson (SAS, 34 min), DeAndre Liggins (Orl, 33 min), and Hassan Whiteside (Sac, 21 min) are all looking for their first assist.

Erick Dampier (Atl) has gone 30 minutes without scoring a point. He's 0-4 from the floor, with no FTA.
Manny Harris, recently recalled to Cleveland, has 18 min. with no fouls.

Everyone with more than 7 minutes has at least 1 rebound.
But Royal Ivey (Okl) has yet to get his first Offensive rebound, after 166 minutes. That same Mychel Thompson is 2nd.

Rookie Jeremy Evans (Uta) has 112 minutes without a steal.
Having never blocked an NBA shot are rookies Norris Cole (Mia, 769 minutes) and Jimmer Fredette (Sac, 669)
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Re: 2011-12 slow start

Postby Mike Goodman » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:06 pm

While getting slaughtered 116-87, at home, by Milwaukee, the Portland Trail Blazers' bench made just 2 of 29 shots from the floor. Jamal Crawford was 1-8, and Nolan Smith was 1-9, while others combined to go 0-12.
With 4-6 on free throws, their true shooting percent was .280
Kurt Thomas (age 39) got 6 offensive rebounds in 14.5 minutes.
http://www.basketball-reference.com/box ... 00POR.html
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Re: 2011-12 slow start

Postby Mike Goodman » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:51 pm

Before being waived by the Cavs, rookie Mychel Thompson played 95 minutes without getting to the FT line.
Laker Luke Walton is 2nd with 65 min and 0 FTA.

Walton was traded to the Cavs, he's gotten more minutes, and he's now at 299 minutes without a single FTA.
Jason Williams has the season "record" of 295 minutes with no FTA, last season.
And Walton's behind 3 others in minutes without a made FT; after Desagana Diop, Cle'05 (0-5 in 306 min.), Dominic McGuire 2010 (0-7 in 307 min), and Josh Childress, Phx (0-2 in 424 min) this season.

We could have records this year for both most minutes without a made FT, and most minutes without a FT attempt.

Hassan Whiteside (Sac) is now at 109 minutes without an assist (would be 16th alltime).
Jamario Moon (Cha) is the minutes leader among scoreless players, at 27 min.
Earl Boykins (Hou) has 96 minutes without an offensive rebound.

Hasheem Thabeet leads with 92 minutes and no steals; Jose Barea (Min) is at 914 min. without a block.
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Re: 2011-12 slow start

Postby Mike Goodman » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:14 am

With the short season just past 15% complete, ...
- League FG% is .442, the lowest it's been since 1999 (the shorter season). It was .460 over the last 2 years.
- FT% had tied an all-time high at .771 in 2009; now sitting at .743, again the lowest since 1999.
- 3-pt% also topped out in 2009, at .367. That, too, has plunged, to .336 -- last time it was lower was 1994, right before the short-arc experiment.

With the season drawing to an end, FG% in the league is .448, FT% is .753, 3ptFG% .349

- After 4 years of teams averaging 100 points around the league, games now average 94.4 pts, fewest since 2004.
- On a per-possession basis, 1.024 Pts/poss is the lowest since 1999. It's about a 6% drop from the 2009 zenith.

Teams have averaged 96.2 points and 1.046 Pts/possession.
http://www.basketball-reference.com/lea ... _2012.html

2011-12 does have the all-time lowest average for FTA (22.5 per game) and the lowest avg FT (17.0) since 1946.
3-point attempts are at 18.4 per team per game, an all-time high.
http://www.basketball-reference.com/leagues/stats.html
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