Hollinger nice work bro!
Hollinger nice work bro!
Through 19 games:
3rd in DRtg
2nd in Oppt's fg%, 3pt%, ppg, efg%
5th in Oppt's rebounds
4th in Oppt's assists
19th in ORtg
26th in Pace
10th in SRS
28th in Total Rebounding Rate
5th in Assist Rate
25th in efg%
17th in % shots taken at rim
17th in % shots taken between 3-9 feet
5th in % shots taken between 10-15 feet
1st in % shots taken between 16-23
30th in % shots taken beyond the arc
The shots at the rim and shots at 3-9 feet, is reasonable with the absence of D.Rose. Without him, Bulls guards pass it out to the perimeter(since the bulls are lacking long range bombers) that boost bulls 10-23 feet shots.
Credit for Thibodeau for good coaching. These are the shots the bulls want as Deng, Hamilton and Boozer, provide scoring from the perimeter. Noah now is also displaying some perimeter game.
But would 16-23 feet enough to take down the zone? Thibs might try to incorporate Vlad Rad in the rotation now for some spacing.
what's shocking to me is how poor our rebounding has been compared to the rest of the league
"28th in Total Rebounding Rate"
I think being "26th in Pace" explains that.
Pace would explain total number of rebounds, but the percentage of rebounds that we grab wouldn't be affected by pace seeing as any rate takes into account the pace and puts it on an even playing field resulting in the 'rate' that it's describing.
Just look at last season. The Bulls were an even slower-paced team, they were 28th in the league yet they were 1st in total rebounding rate.
EDIT: ... so, no. Pace doesn't explain that at all.
damn nice catch... i got those stats from hoopdata.com and they haven't updated it since the 3rd. Should be updated tonight with the proper numbers. Thanks for double checking man.
Thibs is such a great coach. So much credit to him.
as zedrix pointed out, those numbers were outdated. The Bulls are pretty much just as good as they were rebounding-wise last season in retrospect to the rest of the league.
Boozer's rebounding has also been better this year. Wish Noah's rebounding rate would be as high as his turnover rate, and his turnover rate as low as his rebounding rate i'm sure they'll trend that way later on in the year
From espnHere's a fun fact: Battier, Brewer, World Peace, Green and Novak each have made more corner 3s than the entire Bulls team this season. The odd thing is that it's almost impossible to get off a corner 3 against the Bulls' defense, so they presumably understand how devastating the shot can be. Alas, this is what happens when you gift-wrap Kyle Korver to the Hawks.