Wizards Update: Just the Numbers

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No time today, so straight to the numbers.

Well, sorta. Could we please stop imagining that Kevin Seraphin is a good or even useful NBA player? This is probably as good a defense of Seraphin as could possibly be written, and it’s still woefully misguided and erroneous in its conclusions. Seraphin may have a good hook shot, but he’s not a good scorer. He’s also a bad rebounder and a defensive liability. The Wizards may insist on playing him for some reason, but they’ll be better when they replace him with a decent NBA player.

Below is the Player Production Average (PPA) update. PPA is an overall rating stat I developed that credits players for things they do that help a team win and debits them for things that hurt the cause. PPA is per-minute, pace neutral, accounts for defense, and includes a “degree of difficulty” factor based on the level of competition a player faces while on the floor. In PPA, 100 = average, higher is better and replacement level is 45.

PLAYER GMS MPG 10-Nov 18-Nov 24-Nov PPA
Marcin Gortat 16 30.9 181 186 170 175
John Wall 16 35.3 185 180 180 168
Paul Pierce 16 26.9 140 138 165 134
Rasual Butler 12 18.5 60 131 116 128
Andre Miller 16 12.9 72 69 92 103
Garrett Temple 15 22.6 121 112 96 100
Otto Porter 15 23.2 97 106 101 95
Kris Humphries 15 17.8 46 87 90 82
Drew Gooden 11 17.4 42 40 59 78
Nene Hilario 11 27.1 108 102 68 67
Bradley Beal 7 29.4 122 63
Kevin Seraphin 15 15.1 38 13 17 12
DeJuan Blair 5 6.0 -41 -40 -40 -74
Glen Rice 5 8.6 -120 -117 -117 -117
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