So I was searching random stats to pass time, and I came across a few interesting stats that I'd like to share.
The Bulls are stacked with so much talent, guys who could be starters on other teams are basically playing 15 to 20 minutes a game. Guys like Taj and CJ could easily be starters for a playoff caliber team. However, my favorite was searching Jimmy Butler's defensive stats against marquee players like Lebron and Carmelo. Though he may not be the primary defender on these guys, but its fun to see how good he guards them just for a few possessions.
Per 36 Minute Stats
John Lucas- 18.0 ppg 5.5 apg (Current: 7.0 ppg, 2.1 apg)
Omer Asik- 7.8 ppg 12.7 rpg (Current: 3.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg)
CJ Watson- 15.2 ppg (Current: 10.1 ppg)
Taj Gibson- 14.0 ppg 9.3 rpg (Current: 7.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg)
Jimmy Butler's Defense
When Jimmy Butler guards Lebron (4 minutes in 1 game played): Lebron shoots 17% . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExwdQ_m20sE
When Jimmy is on the bench: Lebron shoots 60%
When Jimmy guards Carmelo (43 minutes in 4 games played): Carmelo shoots 29%.
When Jimmy is on the bench: Carmelo shoots 52%
When Jimmy guards Wade (8 minutes in 1 game played): Wade shoots 20%
When Jimmy is on the bench: Wade shoots 51%
In 2 games, Miami Heat's field-goal percentage drops by 3% when Korver was on the floor compared to when was is on the bench.
In 4 games, Milwaukee Buck's three-point percentage significantly drops by 33% when Taj is on the floor, shooting just 3.8% from behind the arc. Coincidence?
In 4 games, Charlotte Bobcats shot a higher field-goal percentage by 5% when the Great Defensive Deng was on the floor. Deng held the Bulls down defensively for four games? Against Bobcats, what?
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