Preseason Stats

Kurt —  October 20, 2006

It’s hard to take much from any one preseason game (even if Mo Evans was +12 and both Odom and Farmar were +9, or if Bynum was -14 against the Clippers). But through five preseason games I thought I’d put up some stats and let people draw their own conclusions:

Name eFG% 3pt % TS% Reb. Rate Pts. P40 Reb. 40 Ast.40
Bynum 65% NA 71.7% 13.1% 15.1 8.6 2.6
Kwame 46.2% NA 42.3% 12.5% 11.8 8.2 4.6
Odom 48.7% 36.4% 53.1% 9.9% 16.1 6.5 5
Walton 55.7% 25% 57.8% 6.3% 14.7 4.1 8.2
Turiaf 60% NA 61.3% 15.1% 17.4 9.9 2.8
Smush 60.3% 56.3% 65.1% 5.9% 21.8 3.9 4.7
Farmar 55% 33.3% 55.4% 4.2% 18.9 2.8 5.1
Evans 41.2% 40% 46.3% 7.2% 14.5 4.7 1.2

Okay, one little comment: While Farmar has wowed us all, Smush has put up good offensive numbers. However, to emphasize a point I have made since the end of last season, it is the best point guard defensively that should get the minutes.

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.
Pts. P40: Points scored per 40 minutes of playing time.
Reb. P40: Rebounds grabbed per 40 minutes of playing time.
Ast. P40: Assists per 40 minutes of playing time.

For more info on these types of stats, check out Kevin Pelton’s primer.

Kurt

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