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Tracking Rockets' players performance at ASG

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Unstable, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Unstable

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    Okay ASG has come to a close, but how did our players acquitted themselves at ASG?

    Some interesting Box-score figures for starters:

    Dirk Nowitzki is the only player at ASG without a point (he played for 8min26s)

    Diwght Howard is the player with the highest number of rebounds in total (11)

    K. Irving is the player with the highest number of assists (14)

    2 players shared the honour of having the most PFs (4) - K. Irving and B. Griffin -no one fouled out.

    Highest steals (3) went to L. James and C. Paulo

    Highest TO (5) went to K. Irving

    It is also interesting to see no one had any shots blocked at all - yeah, it's ASG - where's the defense???

    It was also interesting to see both coaches of East and West opted to play one of their starters for less time - i.e. for east D. Wade was played only for 11:41 (5 other bench players played longer than Wade) and for the West J. Harden was played only for 23:46 (C. Paul played 24:29).

    Highest points (38) goes to K. Durant and B. Griffin.

    Now back to our players:
    J. Harden basic stats - 23:46/1Rb/5Ast/1St/2TO/8pts
    D. Howard - 13:17/11Rb/3Ast/0St/0TO/8pts

    To normalize for better comparisons, I will be calculating Point-per-second played across all the ASG players and then mulitplying that by 60 to get a PPM estimate:
    East
    C. Anthony = 0.997
    K. Irving = 0.916
    D. Wade = 0.856
    J. Wall = 0.796
    L. James = 0.664
    R. Hibbert = 0.649
    P. George = 0.543
    D. DeRozan = 0.538
    J. Johnson = 0.495
    C. Bosh = 0.494
    P. Millsap = 0.404
    J. Noah = 0.385
    (PS: by PPM alone the starting 5 for the East should have been Anthony, Irving, Wade, Wall and James).

    West
    B. Griffin = 1.190
    K. Durant = 1.095
    A. Davis = 1.043
    D. Lilliard = 1.031
    D. Howard = 0.602
    C. Paul = 0.449
    S. Curry = 0.435
    K. Love = 0.397
    T. Parker = 0.350
    J. Harden = 0.337
    L. Aldridge = 0.301
    D. Nowitzki = 0
    (By PPM, West starters should have been Griffin, Durant, Davis, Lilliard and Howard).

    Frankly, Harden was underperforming, maybe he was simply taking this as a break (hopefully) but Howard is showing that he's there with the rest of the all-stars.

    I think Nowitzki's time has gone by, not sure why the coaches still voted him into the ASG, he is a great player but I don't think he fit into the ASG anymore (but perhaps that's just me?)

    Analyzing by shooting efficiency:
    East
    D. Wade = 83.3%
    K. Irving = 82.4%
    R. Hibbert and J. Noah = 80%
    J. Wall = 71.4%
    C. Bosh = 66.7%
    P. Millsap = 60%
    D. DeRozan = 57.1%
    C. Anthony = 55.6%
    L. James = 50%
    P. George = 46.2%
    J. Johnson = 28.6%

    West
    A. Davis = 83.3%
    B. Griffin = 82.6%
    D. Howard = 66.7%
    K. Durant = 51.9%
    K. Love = 45.5%
    C. Paul = 44.4%
    J. Harden = 42.9%
    T. Parker = 40%
    D. Lilliard = 37.5%
    S. Curry = 28.6%
    L Aldridge = 22.2%
    D. Nowitzki = 0

    Shooting efficiency wise - West is worse off in comparison to the East, Harden again looks quite middle-of-the-road on the western team.

    Anyways, am looking forward to our next game and hope that we can sustain our streak, Go Rockets!!!!
     
  2. Sydeffect

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    Why do people over-analyze an ASG performance?
     
  3. Juxtaposed Jolt

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    It's awesome that you did all the math, but I feel like you wasted your time calculating stuff for a game that doesn't matter.

    Oh well, still awesome!
     
  4. oogie boogie

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    Cool stats. Fun game.
     
  5. KlutchQT

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    Acquit themselves of what?
     
  6. vator

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    Ok now we've officially gone too far.
     
  7. noone

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    Halftime show was the best thing about allstar weekend.
     
  8. Marteen

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    Some players are trying to not get hurt by overworking themselves over an exhibition games.
     
  9. TheRealist137

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    Nice stats. Do you have advanced statistics for the Shooting Stars challenge?
     
  10. tallanvor

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    why would u analyze a game where nobody is trying? What could u possibly learn?
     
  11. jacoby

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    Can you analyze Arnie Duncan's game please?
     
  12. cheke64

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    eyeballs will soon be replaced by computer chips, emotions included
     
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    this dude takes the ASG wayyy to serious!
     
  14. poing

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    Damn Harden for being "middle-of-the-road" in a meaningless exhibition game with some of the best currently active players in the world. Why is he deferring to the second greatest player currently active in the NBA?

    At least he was in his element on defense.
     
  15. DrNuegebauer

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    LOL at anyone who would bother drawing anything of note from an all-star game.
     
  16. flamingdts

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    Assuming we take this seriously, looking at PPM is kind of meaningless. Harden only took 7 shots, which is far lower than any other player in the starting lineup. Basically, Harden was the only one who wasn't jacking up shot at every possible opportunity (unlike Lillard or Aldridge who jacked up 8 and 9 shots each respectively, despite playing far less minutes).
     
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  18. el gnomo

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    Chris Bosh: 100% shooting from halfcourt.

    Personally, I'd like to see detailed statistical analysis of the NBA on TNT All-Star Challenge between Ernie, Chuck, C-Webb, Kenny, and Shaq.
     

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