What follows are some stats from this yearâ€™s Summer Pro League for key players from the Lakersâ€™ squad: Andrew Bynum, Jordan Farmar, Danilo Pinnock, Devin Green, Marcus Douthit, Von Wafer and Deron Perkins and Marcus Slaughter. Bynum and Farmar are the only two we know will be with the Lakers in the fall, the others are fighting for what may be a non-existent roster spot.
If youâ€™re new here and not familiar with a few of these stats, check below for a key.
A few other statistical notes. Jordan Farmar also averaged 5.7 assists and 3.7 turnovers per 40 minutes. Andrew Bynum averaged 2.9 blocks per 40 minutes. To compare this yearâ€™s numbers to last seasonâ€™s check here (look how far Wafer fell off).
Bynum and Farmar both showed promise and areas that need work. For Farmar, he showed a great first step, a willingness to push the ball and real leadership. However, he needs to work on his long-range shooting, get stronger and, if he wants significant playing time this season, improve his defense. As for Bynum, he looked great at times but consistency was an issue. So was rebounding, while itâ€™s not bad itâ€™s not what it should be for a man of his size and length (he doesnâ€™t anticipate rebound angles well). Also, he seems to have gone to the Chris Mihm School of Foul Trouble, he needs to work on not trying to block everything and pick his spots.
A key for the stats:
eFG%: Shooting percentage combining two and three pointers
3pt.%: Shooting percentage from beyond the arc
TS%: True Shooting Percentage, think of this as points per shot attempt, it covers twos, three, free throws all adjusted to be a percentage.
Reb Rate: Percentage of available rebounds a player grabbed while on the floor.
PPG: Points per game
Pts. P40: Points scored per 40 minutes of playing time.
For more info on these types of stats, check out Kevin Peltonâ€™s primer.
One side note: If you look up the SPLâ€™s official team stats from its Web site, there are a number of errors â€” the numbers for Devin Green are listed after Pinnockâ€™s name, while Pinnockâ€™s stats are under Powellâ€™s name, and the stats for Wafer and Perkins are switched. I double checked everything by compiling game-by-game data.