* Wins Produced per 48 Minutes (WP48) – The number of wins a player produces in 48 minutes of play. 0.100 is average and 0.250 is considered the “superstar threshold”. A player a WP48 of 0.000 produces no wins, and any player with a negative WP48 produces a negative number a wins (or, if you prefer, a positive number of losses)
After two preseason games (or 25% of the preseason...season), the Raptors stats look this:
If you're too lazy to look at the spreadsheet, here are the players in order of most productive (by EWP48) to least productive:
- Linas Kleiza, EWP48 0.725 (0.649 EWP)
- Joey Dorsey, EWP48 0.656 (0.369 EWP)
- Solomon Alabi, EWP48 0.651 (0.109 EWP)
- Jarrett Jack, EWP48 0.406 (0.372 EWP)
- Sonny Weems, EWP48 0.136 (0.125 EWP)
- Amir Johnson, EWP48 0.107 (0.067 EWP)
- DeMar DeRozan, EWP48 0.095 (0.099 EWP)
- Marcus Banks, EWP48 0.025 (0.006 EWP)
- Leandro Barbosa, EWP48 -0.040 (-0.031 EWP)
- Julian Wright, EWP48 -0.056 (-0.016 EWP)
- Jose Calderon, EWP48 -0.110 (-0.089 EWP)
- David Andersen, EWP48 -0.111 (-0.088 EWP)
- Ronald Dupree, EWP48 -0.142 (-0.032 EWP)
- Reggie Evans, EWP48 -0.175 (-0.128 EWP)
- Andrea Bargnani, EWP48 -0.585 (-0.609 EWP)
Here are my thoughts about the team's performance so far:
- Is anyone surprised that Bargnani is, once again, the least productive player on the team? Whether you're ranking using rates or totals, he's at the very bottom and is a huge detriment to the Raptors. Now that he's playing as a centre full-time, he's hurting the team even more than he did in the past.
- By the same token, is anyone surprised that the two most productive players on a per-minute basis on the team have been Kleiza and Dorsey? In terms of totals, is anyone surprised that the three most productive have been Kleiza, Jack, and Dorsey?
- What is surprising is Alabi's play; granted, it is only two (preseason!) games, but for a below-average guy coming out of college he's done extremely well.
- DeRozan also performed better than expected - although only nearly average.
- Calderon and Evans have played very poorly.
- Interesting fact: the top five players, in order, play the following positions: SF, PF, C, PG, SG.
- How about that Phoenix game? The score was 129-78 for the Raptors, Kleiza and Dorsey were near EWP48s of 1.000, and Kleiza almost won the game by himself (0.481 EWP).