The bigs at (just past) mid-season -

The bigs at (just past) mid-season

These stats are from games through the All-Star break. To be included, players needed 500 minutes played. Rankings are in parenthesis. Points allowed (and similar stats) are estimated from lineup versus lineup data from every game played, based on projected position. Net defensive stats are expected versus actual stats allowed, using a weighted average of possessions against a specific player.  There were 99 players who qualified for ranking.

Offensive Stats
Points Per
100 Team Poss
TS% PER Off Reb Rate Assist Rate Turnover Rate
Bismack Biyombo 11.9 (84) 48.7 (73) 12.28 (72) 9.7 (39) 3.4 (87) 22.9 (87)
Boris Diaw 14.2 (76) 47 (83) 11.43 (78) 4.3 (92) 26.5 (1) 18.6 (74)
Byron Mullens 23.6 (29) 49.2 (68) 14.89 (53) 6.1 (76) 5.8 (59) 8.3 (8)
D.J. White 18.6 (52) 53.3 (48) 14.02 (61) 5.8 (80) 7.2 (49) 8.3 (7)
Tyrus Thomas 13.6 (79) 40.2 (96) 9.01 (94) 4.6 (90) 4.3 (80) 12.6 (35)

I’m not talking about Boris.

The bigs aren’t big on scoring, outside of Byron Mullens.  And even Byron has slowed down a good bit since his (relatively) torrid start to the season.  Only D.J. White is above the midpoint of the TS% ranking – and that’s just by a spot, at 48th.  The one thing the Bobcats’ bigs are good at?  Not turning the ball over.  Yay.

Defensive Stats
Def Reb Rate Block Rate Steal Rate Points Allowed
Per 100 Team Poss
Net Points TS% Allowed Net TS% PER Allowed Net PER
Bismack Biyombo 19.3 (47) 5.8 (2) 1 (73) 19.5(46) -0.3 (51) 44.6 (4) 7.4 (4) 13.98 (19) 1.21 (35)
Boris Diaw 17 (68) 1.2 (73) 1 (77) 22.6 (89) -3.1 (92) 59.7 (97) -6 (95) 20.37 (97) -4.14 (95)
Byron Mullens 16.2(78) 1.6 (55) 0.8 (87) 23 (95) -4.9 (98) 59.8 (98) -5.8 (93) 21.82 (99) -5.93 (98)
D.J. White 17 (66) 1.5 (62) 0.6 (95) 23.6 (99) -4 (95) 56.9 (87) -6.1 (96) 19.74 (95) -4.98 (96)
Tyrus Thomas 16.8 (73) 4.2 (8) 1.7 (26) 21.1 (74) -1 (70) 52.6 (49) -2.8 (77) 17.19 (73) -2.62 (89)
  • As a group – not good rebounders.
  • Two of the league’s best shot blockers, in Tyrus Thomas and Bismack Biyombo
  • Tyrus follows up his shot blocking prowess with being one of the few Bobcats who forces turnovers – a decent steal rate
  • Individual defense – ugly.  Only Bismack is above the midpoint in Net TS% allowed and Net PER.  Not that surprising.
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