Ok – so I was going to embed the video to “Breakout” by the Foo Fighters…but they apparently do not want me to do that – “Embedding disabled by request” is displayed on the official video page of youtube. So, here is the link – click on it to listen as you read this. The lyrics do not quite work – but the title of the song is close enough, and I just like the Foo Fighters.
Finally, to the point of the article. I am focusing on which teammate helps each player “breakout” – not individually, but for the team. Following are the player pairs that result in the best net +/- for each of the Bobcats (with 100 minutes played together established for the minimum to be considered – not so relevant today, but it was needed to keep the “worst of” portion of this from turning into bash Derek Anderson day).
|Off Eff||Def Eff||Net Eff|
|Emeka Okafor||Matt Carroll||107.3||107.5||-0.2|
|Gerald Wallace||Matt Carroll||106.2||103.7||+2.5|
|Jared Dudley||Earl Boykins||113.6||105.6||+7.9|
|Jason Richardson||Earl Boykins||105.1||98.8||+6.3|
|Matt Carroll||Jared Dudley||113.9||108.2||+5.7|
|Raymond Felton||Matt Carroll||109.8||104.8||+5.0|
|Ryan Hollins||Jared Dudley||106.1||103.3||+2.9|
|Derek Anderson||Gerald Wallace||99.6||105.9||-6.3|
|Jermareo Davidson||Jared Dudley||101.9||103.4||-1.5|
|Othella Harrington||Matt Carroll||103.5||104.0||-0.5|
|Nazr Mohammed||Gerald Wallace||101.7||101.2||+0.5|
|Earl Boykins||Jared Dudley||113.6||105.6||+7.9|
Not sure if I should be surprised that Matt and Jared tied for best teammate – I have a feeling that this number is slightly skewed since they both just started getting more minutes recently (between McInnis' release and Gerald's injury) and some more variation might come back in as time goes by. It would have been nice to see Raymond's name show up in there; it would be tough, since he plays so many minutes – his numbers are going to be closer to the team average because of that – and the team has been so bad this year…still, it would have been nice. I might do this again but only allow the starters to be considered for the breakout teammate. They are the ones who are going to be playing – might as well focus more on them. Duly noted.