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The Ultimate Warrior

Saturday, December 22, 2012


 

The following lists highlight changes in player performance relative to last season. I have compared raw per-game stats from the 2011-12 season and the 2012-13 season (through Thursday night's games). I won't attempt to explain why a given players' production has improved or worsened between the years -- I'm merely pointing out what's happening, and you can draw your own conclusions (e.g. an aging players' declining athleticism has led to a decrease in steals and blocks; the arrival of a talented rookie has cut into a veteran's role; what looks like an off year is more likely just a temporary trend). Rookies and guys like Andrei Kirilenko obviously didn't play last season so all of their numbers show up as 'gains', and I am therefore ignoring them. (Final note: FG attempts and turnovers aren't listed, but if you're dying of curiosity just send me an email.)

 

Minutes per game:

 

Lost: Ray Allen (-8.2), Trevor Ariza (-7.9), Gerald Henderson (-7.6), Marcus Thornton (-7.1), Elton Brand (-7.0), Jarrett Jack (-6.9), Jodie Meeks (-6.8), Nene (-6.7), JaVale McGee (-6.1)

 

Gained: A.J. Price (14.8), Nikola Vucevic (13.7), Robin Lopez (11.8), Larry Sanders (11.5), Klay Thompson (10.9), George Hill (9.9), Zach Randolph (9.8), Joakim Noah (9.8), Stephen Curry (9.7), Evan Turner (9.6)

 

Points:

 

Lost: Kevin Love (-6.4), Pau Gasol (-4.9), Marcus Thornton (-4.9), Marcin Gortat (-4.7), Elton Brand (-4.4), Deron Williams (-4.1), Brandon Bass (-4.1), Chris Paul (-4.1), Jarrett Jack (-4.1), Jason Terry (-3.6), Andrea Bargnani (-3.6)

 

Gained: James Harden (8.6), O.J. Mayo (7.5), Kemba Walker (6.7), Glen Davis (6.7), Eric Bledsoe (6.1), Metta World Peace (5.8), Evan Turner (5.7), Robin Lopez (5.7), George Hill (5.6), Zach Randolph (5.6), Patrick Patterson (5.5), Chandler Parsons (5.5)

 

3-pointers:

 

Lost: Luol Deng (-0.7), Mario Chalmers (-0.7), Kevin Love (-0.6), Ray Allen (-0.5), J.R. Smith (-0.5), Mo Williams (-0.4), Kevin Durant (-0.4), Jason Terry (-0.4)

 

Gained: Carmelo Anthony (1.4), Metta World Peace (1.3), DeShawn Stevenson (1.3), Byron Mullens (1.2), O.J. Mayo (1.1), Shane Battier (1.1), Chandler Parsons (1.1), A.J. Price (0.9), Klay Thompson (0.9)

 

Rebounds:

 

Lost: JaVale McGee (), Blake Griffin (-2.3), Samuel Dalembert (-2.1), Jared Dudley (-1.9), Nene (-1.7), Marcin Gortat (-1.7), Pau Gasol (-1.6), Chris Kaman (-1.4), DeMarcus Cousins (-1.3)

 

Gained: Zach Randolph (4.8), Nikola Vucevic (4.7), J.J. Hickson (4.6), Larry Sanders (4.6), Brook Lopez (3.3), Anderson Varejao (3.0), Al Horford (2.8)

 

Assists:

 

Lost: Carmelo Anthony (-1.7), Jason Kidd (-1.6), Andre Miller (-1.4), Jose Calderon (-1.4), Jarrett Jack (-1.4), Jason Terry (-1.4), Chris Kaman (-1.3), Andre Iguodala (-1.3), Tyreke Evans (-1.2)

 

Gained: Jrue Holiday (4.5), Mo Williams (3.7), Greivis Vasquez (3.4), Russell Westbrook (3.4), A.J. Price (3.0), George Hill (2.4), J.J. Redick (2.4), Nicolas Batum (2.2), Joakim Noah (2.0)

 

Steals:

 

Lost: Paul Millsap (-0.7), LeBron James (-0.6), Andre Iguodala (-0.5), J.R. Smith (-0.4), Samuel Dalembert (-0.4), Marcus Thornton, Shane Battier, Dwyane Wade, Nate Robinson, JaVale McGee, Greivis Vasquez, Paul George (everyone from Wade to George is snatching between 0.43 and 0.33 fewer steals per game)

 

Gained: Kemba Walker (1.2), James Harden (1.1), Matt Barnes (0.8), Joakim Noah, Nicolas Batum, Eric Bledsoe, Jameer Nelson, Brandon Jennings (everyone from Noah to Jennings is averaging between 0.78 and 0.67 more steals per game)

 

Blocks:

 

Lost: Chris Kaman (-0.8), Dwyane Wade (-0.7), Nene (-0.6), Tyson Chandler (-0.6), DeMarcus Cousins (-0.6), Serge Ibaka (-0.6), Al Jefferson, Ekpe Udoh, Samuel Dalembert, Elton Brand, Chandler Parsons (everyone from Jefferson to Parsons is averaging between 0.55 and 0.43 fewer blocks per game)

 

Gained: Brook Lopez (1.6), Larry Sanders (1.5), Robin Lopez (1.0), Tim Duncan (1.0), Kosta Koufos (0.9), Roy Hibbert (0.8), Derrick Favors (0.8), Joakim Noah (0.8)

 

FG percentage:

 

Lost: Manu Ginobili (-11.1%), Roy Hibbert (-10.4%), Tony Allen (-9.0%), Pau Gasol (-8.6%), Kevin Love (-8.5%), Trevor Booker (-7.7%), Trevor Ariza (-6.9%), Dorell Wright (-6.9%), Ty Lawson (-6.9%), Stephen Curry (-6.6%), Elton Brand (-6.5%), Kenneth Faried (-6.4%)

 

Gained: DeShawn Stevenson (13.4%), Andray Blatche (11.6%), Marquis Daniels (10.2%, Eric Bledsoe (10.1%), Jermaine O'Neal (9.5%), Samuel Dalembert (9.4%), J.J. Hickson (8.8%), Chris Kaman (8.1%), Robin Lopez (7.4%), Kemba Walker (7.2%)

 

FT percentage:

 

Lost: Wesley Matthews (-12.5%), Mike Dunleavy (-11.7%), Josh Smith (-11.4%), Byron Mullens (-9.6%), Luke Ridnour (-9.4%), LeBron James (-8.9%), Paul Millsap (-8.8%), Francisco Garcia (-8.6%), Kenneth Faried (-8.4%), DeMarre Carroll (-8.1%), David West (-8.0%)

 

Gained: Cartier Martin (25.4%), Steve Blake (22.2%), NIkola Vucevic (20.1%), Larry Sanders (17.5%), Chandler Parsons (17.5%), Eric Bledsoe (17.2%), Serge Ibaka (16.9%), Kawhi Leonard (16.8%), Rip Hamilton (14.6%)

 

Free Throw Attempts:

 

Lost: Jeremy Lin (-2.8), Brook Lopez (-2.6), Andrea Bargnani (-2.5), LeBron James (-2.2), Blake Griffin (-2.1), Roy Hibbert (-1.8), Marcin Gortat (-1.5), Trevor Booker (-1.4), Jarrett Jack (-1.3), Ryan Anderson (-1.3)

 

Gained: James Harden (4.0), Greg Smith (2.5), Chase Budinger (2.1), Steph Curry (2.0), Nene (2.0), Jrue Holiday (1.7), Kemba Walker (1.7), Ramon Sessions (1.6), Kevin Durant (1.6)

 



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Despite residing in Portland, Maine, Ryan Knaus remains a heartbroken Sonics fan who longs for the days of Shawn Kemp and Xavier McDaniel. He has written for Rotoworld.com since 2007. You can follow him on Twitter.
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