Wizards Update: Just the Stats

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Tight schedule this week, so not much commentary. A few brief thoughts:

  • Congratulations to John Wall for receiving a well-deserved spot in his second All-Star game. Many more to come for the Wizards PG.
  • Hearkening back to last week’s piece, in which I compared this year’s Wizards to teams in NBA history with a similar SRS (stands for Simple Rating System — it’s a measure of team strength that combines scoring margin with strength of schedule), there’s this: In NBA history (including this year to-date), 247 teams have had a winning percentage of 65% or better. (The Wizards are currently at .674.) Where does Washington’s squad this year stand on that list in SRS? 247th.
  • During a game this week, CSN threw onto the screen one of its pointless, irrelevant and cherrypicked “stats.” In this case, it was something about Kevin Seraphin being among the league leaders in 4th quarter FGs. The information was correct, but without meaning. Seraphin is among the league leaders in 4th quarter minutes played, 4th quarter turnovers and 4th quarter fouls. He’s played more than twice as many 4th quarter minutes as Marcin Gortat. When I checked, he had one fewer 4th quarter rebounds than Damian Lillard. Seraphin’s 4th quarter PPA: an anemic 59. And oh yeah, the Wizards have been outscored by 53 points (9.0 points per 48 minutes) during Seraphin’s time on the floor during the 4th quarter.

Weekly Player Production Average Update

Player Production Average (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 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 11/10 11/18 11/24 12/3 12/8 12/17 12/23 12/29 1/6 1/14 PPA
John Wall 43 35.5 185 180 180 168 167 175 171 171 167 172 167
Marcin Gortat 43 29.6 181 186 170 175 179 178 178 173 158 157 160
Paul Pierce 41 26.7 140 138 165 134 134 154 142 143 148 144 141
Nene Hilario 36 24.8 108 102 68 67 83 94 96 97 101 112 124
Bradley Beal 34 33.4 122 63 69 94 90 98 102 106 108
Kris Humphries 42 21.3 46 87 90 82 109 100 88 109 103 98 101
Rasual Butler 39 22.5 60 131 116 128 155 140 134 123 99 101 89
Andre Miller 43 12.6 72 69 92 103 102 101 89 85 97 94 84
Otto Porter 39 18.0 97 106 101 95 84 81 84 82 85 82 78
Garrett Temple 32 11.9 121 112 96 100 98 91 90 75 73 68 78
Kevin Seraphin 42 15.6 38 13 17 12 28 34 45 36 35 44 48
Drew Gooden 22 11.9 42 40 59 78 64 47 47 44 32 22 23
DeJuan Blair 14 4.6 -41 -40 -40 -74 -56 -47 -46 -34 2 16 19
Martell Webster 8 9.8 -150 -44 -67
Glen Rice 5 8.6 -120 -117 -117 -117 -114 -113 -111 -111 -110 -110 -110

Largely a status quo update. Wall and Pierce were down a little, but Gortat, Nenê and Beal were up. Rasual Butler and Andre Miller had rough weeks. Seraphin’s production rate crept past replacement level.

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