Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Following Up On A Good Omen

Previously: A Good Omen

Part 2 of Neil Paine's study of how individuals fared against good and bad defenses in 2009-10 is up. Joe Johnson (14th in the league against both above- and below-average defenses) slips just to 17th against top-10 defenses and 16th against bottom-10 defenses but does not appear in the top 20 against either top-5 or bottom-5 defenses.

Al Horford is all over the leaderboards (usage rate between 18% and 23% division):
  • 4th in the league against below-average defenses
  • 9th in the league against top-10 defenses (over a 1500+ minute sample with a higher usage rate than his season mark)
  • 4th in the league against bottom-10 defenses
  • 4th in the league against bottom-5 defenses

2 comments:

John said...

Hey Bret,

This is a little out of the dark, but with all of that CP3 chatter as of late...

Who says no first:

http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=2ab5har

PG: Paul, Teague
SG: Johnson, Crawford, Evans
SF: Williams, Wright, Evans
PF: Horford, Powell
C: Okafor, ZaZa, Collins


I know it would destory our cap flexibility for years to come... but it would allow Horford to switch to his natural position, and we'd have a good center (even though he has a bad contract).

If the Hornets said "no" we could sweeten the deal with next years 1st round pick (which barring injury could be in the 20s)

Thoughts?

Bret LaGree said...

John --

If I were New Orleans, I'd want Horford rather than Smith as Smith and David West wouldn't figure to work well together.

I doubt anyone will take Bibby with 2/12 still owed him. Paul/Okafor for Horford/Crawford/Williams would probably be better for New Orleans.