As some of you may know, me and Chef are trying to put out an analytical column based on statistics and our brilliant game observations every couple weeks.
I decided to call it "Cats Stats" because its about stats... of the 'Cats. Here are the two entries we've put out so far, in case you haven't been able to find it in the infinite world of the interwebs:
(This is the new one just put up today)
Anyway, I just wanted to start this thread for a couple reasons. With all the new statistical data tracking with the new camera systems, and the plethora of advanced stats that exist now, any of yall here can just share some interesting or crazy stats that they find about the Cats (like how many towels Ben Gordon wears on his head per game) into this thread.
Also, since I don't know how regular we'll finish up our writeups, I'll throw the link on here so it's easier to keep up with, in case anyone's interested in reading.
And here I thought there was no positive moment on defense for Sessions! Well done!Sessions does look intense on defense, at least when furrows his brow as he’s watching a player blow by him towards the basket.
Chef still firing the debate (?) on if Kemba is "pure" or not. Let me throw this out there...
One of the biggest reasons I felt Augustin would never be the passer that Felton was (remember those debates?) was because DJ was afraid to make the risky pass that could net an easy basket. DJ seemed so fragile in regards to confidence in general that it just didn't seem like he could ever overcome that. Kemba is hesitant to make those passes as well...but the confidence level between those two is like comparing Death Valley to Mount Everest. Kemba can get there.
Hope Resurrected: "I think I can bring an attitude to a team as far as, ‘All right, no matter what, we are not losing this game'." - Kemba Walker
"Its okay to be bad; just so long as you're bad ass." - Keetch
"I don't care if he uses a sophisticated pulley and tackle system to get his shot off if the bitch goes in."-Mustachio
Great Stuff! Kudos to both of you.
I haven't played around much with the advanced stats yet but, I think these type of tools will lead to better well informed "discussion" (or debates).
Do those advanced stats show who the assists have been going to? I'd love to see the breakdown by % of who Kemba's assists are going to (and McRoberts)
Adam42R brought up a good point in the other thread about McRoberts benefiting from Kemba's off the ball movement & Kemba doesn't really have anyone that moves without the ball with much success. I'd like to see if his theory shows up in the stats.
Last edited by JGib23; 11-13-2013 at 09:19 AM.
Thanks for the feedback guys! Hope you guys get some interesting info from it and its at least a semi enjoyable read.
Here is the latest edition - Cats Stats: Team Defense and the Interior guys
Just a couple of interesting things from there
Last year's team defense:
102.7 points allowed (29th)
47.1% FG allowed (27th)
8.7 threes per game allowed (30th)
38.8% 3FG allowed (30th)
Point differential: -9.2 (30th)
This year's team defense:
91.6 points allowed (4th)
43.4% FG allowed (7th)
7.5 threes per game allowed (13th)
38.2% 3FG allowed (26th)
Point differential: -2.5 (20th)
Big improvement, but 3 pointers are still our achilles heel.
Also some interesting things about McBob:
4.5 assists per game, #1 for all PFs
3.41 assist to turnover ratio, good for 6th in the ENTIRE LEAGUE for qualified players. 4 behind Chris Paul.