Thanks to dougstats (and of course Andres) I have been able to compile advanced stats for every team in the league this season. Along with the Raptor individual player stats, I will continue to update this on a weekly basis. Because I'm having trouble getting Google gadgets to work, here is the non-sortable spreadsheet (spreadsheet here):
Here are my thoughts about the how the Raptors compare to the rest of the league so far:
- The team is 9th in FGA, but 27th in AdjFG%. The Raptors need to take better shots
- More specifically, better 3pt shots, as they are 29th in 3pt% - although their 2P% (24th) isn't so hot either
- At least they are shooting better than the T-Wolves (2nd in FGA, 30th in AdjFG%)!
- I'm happy to report that the Raptors are 13th in rebounding with 8.3 (per player per 48 minutes, or ppp48), just behind the league average of 8.4
- Doing a good job of getting offensive rebounds (3rd overall) in particular...actually pretty weak at defensive rebounding (27th). On the offensive side, I'd attribute this to a combination of poor FG%, Reggie Evans, and Amir Johnson; on the defensive side, I'd attribute this to poor FG% defense
- They are also 9th in steals...but unfortunately 7th in TOs, leaving them at 20th for Net Possessions
- Interestingly - despite their reputation as "Phoenix North" - the Raps are only 28th in 3Pa/FGa
- They also do a good job on free throws too, good enough for 8th in the league, 8th in FT%, and 12th in FTa/FGa
- Assists: 24th, blocks: 27th, and fouls: 9th. None of these rankings are positive
- Put it all together, and the Raptors are 25th in WP48 - 12th place in the Eastern Conference standings
I'd like to say a few things to the commenters on my recent posts: thank you for reading, and thank you for leaving some comments! Kudos to most of you for being respectful and adding to the discussions. Unfortunately, I'm not necessarily going to be able to respond to all the comments very promptly over the next few days, but that doesn't mean that I didn't read what you wrote.
Coming up next: a post on whether or not top 3 draft picks lead to NBA championships.