After 60

OK, it's that time of the season again.  Time to check in on stats, stats, stats!!! Here are the big indicators we're keeping track of:

 

Click below the fold to read the rest.

As you can see from the above chart, things are really starting to fall off for OBZs.  The defensive numbers are the most notable.  Not only has the team fallen behind the defensive numbers of 08 Witt Ball, it has made its way past last year's putrid effort.  There has been some offensive improvement but not nearly enough to make up for what is going on in the defensive half court.

eFG is still on its way up but not yet above last year's level.  OReb% is slowly going down but so is the opponents' numbers in that category.  The free throw gap hasn't changed enough to write home about it.  All in all, this thing is coming off the rails because of defense.

Here are the team's shooting stats after 40:

 

Offense
Defense
Shot
Att.
eFG%
Ast
Pts
Att.
eFG%
Ast
Pts
Jump
62%  .411   63%  42.5  68%  .456   59%  49.3 
Close
33%  .541   47%  29.8  26%  .565   49%  23.7 
Dunk
3%  .921   67%  4.3  5%  .942   78%  6.8 
Tips
2%  .548   0%  2.1  2%  .620   0%  1.6 
All
100%  .471   55%  78.8  100%  .509   56%  81.5 

Here they are after 60:

Shooting Details

Offense
Defense
Shot
Att.
eFG%
Ast
Pts
Att.
eFG%
Ast
Pts
Jump
62%  .425   63%  44.2  68%  .465   61%  50.6 
Close
32%  .539   47%  29.1  26%  .572   49%  24.0 
Dunk
3%  .931   68%  5.0  5%  .954   78%  7.1 
Tips
2%  .538   0%  1.9  1%  .549   0%  1.3 
All
100%  .481   56%  80.3  100%  .516   58%  83.0 

The big thing to take note of here is that the Wolves have seen the biggest change in jump shots--both their own and their opponents.  There is a 3 point net swing since the 40 game mark on jump shots.

Here is the team's positional net production after 40:

Position
FGA
eFG%
FTA
iFG
Reb
Ast
T/O
Blk
PF
Pts
PER*
PG
-1.7   -.070   -1.0   0%  -1.7   -0.3   -0.2   -0.1   -2.0   -4.8   -6.9  
SG
1.0   -.001   0.0   5%  1.1   -0.4   0.0   -0.2   -0.3   1.3   +0.8  
SF
-3.2   -.037   -2.7   -2%  0.3   -0.3   -0.0   0.1   -0.8   -6.4   -5.6  
PF
-0.3   -.044   0.5   19%  0.4   0.6   -0.6   -0.9   0.3   -1.6   -2.1  
C
7.6   -.046   2.0   -2%  1.0   -0.6   0.2   -1.2   1.4   7.6   +3.6  

After 60:

Net Production by Position

Position
FGA
eFG%
FTA
iFG
Reb
Ast
T/O
Blk
PF
Pts
PER*
PG
-0.7   -.067   -1.2   1%  -2.0   -0.9   -0.1   0.0   -1.4   -4.0   -6.9  
SG
0.6   -.026   -0.1   4%  0.1   -0.7   -0.1   -0.2   -0.2   -0.4   -2.0  
SF
-3.4   +.007   -2.3   1%  0.8   0.4   -0.6   0.0   -0.8   -5.1   -3.6  
PF
-0.4   -.035   0.0   12%  -0.1   0.3   -0.5   -0.7   -0.3   -1.6   -2.6  
C
6.9   -.059   1.8   2%  2.4   -0.6   0.3   -1.3   1.2   6.6   +3.4  

NBA position rankings

After 40:

08-09
Ranks (Net)
PER Difference
POS
Pts
FG%
Reb
Ast
T/O
FTA
PER
Opp
Rank
PG 28   26   30   16   18   21   12.7  19.6  30  
SG 12   17   5   18   15   14   16.2  15.4  11  
SF 29   25   10   17   16   28   11.5  17.1  29  
PF 21   23   12   7   29   12   16.6  18.7  24  
C 2   25   8   21   13   6   21.5  17.9  8

After 60:

Minnesota Timberwolves

08-09
Ranks (Net)
PER Difference
POS
Pts
FG%
Reb
Ast
T/O
FTA
PER
Opp
Rank
PG 28   26   30   21   17   25   11.9  18.8  29  
SG 17   21   13   20   17   14   15.0  17.0  21  
SF 29   13   7   10   24   28   13.1  16.8  28  
PF 22   25   15   10   28   15   16.5  19.1  26  
C 2   27   4   21   10   7   22.7  19.3  6  

What you should take home from these comparisons is that the Foye Effect from games 20-40 is over.  You can also see that Ryan Gomes has stepped up his play and Kevin Love has remained consistent.

Top 5-man floor units After 40:

Top Five-Man Floor Units

#
Unit
Min
Off
Def
+/-
W
L
Win%
1
 Telfair-Foye-Gomes-Smith-Jefferson 166  1.16  1.06  +33   7   8  
46.6
2
 Foye-Miller-Gomes-Smith-Jefferson 126  1.04  1.12  -10   6   8  
42.8
3
 Foye-Miller-Gomes-Jefferson-Collins 102  0.95  1.02  -13   3   4  
42.8
4
 Ollie-Foye-Gomes-Smith-Jefferson 83  1.10  1.11  +0   4   5  
44.4
5
 Foye-Miller-Brewer-Gomes-Jefferson 74  1.00  1.05  -9   3   5  
37.5
6
 Foye-McCants-Gomes-Smith-Jefferson 59  0.96  1.14  -22   2   7  
22.2
7
 Telfair-Miller-Brewer-Love-Jefferson 48  1.30  1.19  +8   4   0  
100
8
 Foye-Miller-Gomes-Love-Jefferson 48  0.90  1.28  -36   4   9  
30.7
9
 Ollie-Foye-Gomes-Love-Jefferson 46  1.26  1.12  +15   5   2  
71.4
10
 Telfair-Foye-Gomes-Love-Jefferson 38  0.92  1.01  -2   6   7  
46.1

After 60:

Top Five-Man Floor Units

#
Unit
Min
Off
Def
+/-
W
L
Win%
1
 Telfair-Foye-Gomes-Smith-Jefferson 262 
1.15  1.12  +22  
10  
12  
45.4
2
 Foye-Miller-Gomes-Smith-Jefferson 137 
1.04  1.11  -6  
7  
8  
46.6
3
 Telfair-Foye-Miller-Gomes-Love 134 
1.23  1.25  +8  
8  
4  
66.6
4
 Telfair-Foye-Gomes-Love-Jefferson 109 
1.08  1.07  +11  
11  
10  
52.3
5
 Foye-Miller-Gomes-Jefferson-Collins 102 
0.95  1.02  -13  
3  
4  
42.8
6
 Ollie-Foye-Gomes-Smith-Jefferson 83 
1.10  1.11  +0  
4  
5  
44.4
7
 Telfair-Foye-Miller-Gomes-Jefferson 77 
1.25  1.06  +25  
9  
5  
64.2
8
 Foye-Miller-Brewer-Gomes-Jefferson 74 
1.00  1.05  -9  
3  
5  
37.5
9
 Foye-Miller-Gomes-Love-Jefferson 71 
0.88  1.30  -58  
6  
13  
31.5
10
 Foye-Carney-Miller-Cardinal-Love 69 
1.16  1.08  +12  
9  
5  
64.2

Team Four Factors

After 40:

 

Team Four Factors
  PACE   OFFENSE   DEFENSE
TYPE
   
STAT
91.9   105.5 47.3 15.3 29.0 22.3   109.4 50.7 14.4 25.6 25.2
RANK
12   22.5 28 15 6 21   24 23 26 10 21

After 60

Team Four Factors
  PACE   OFFENSE   DEFENSE
TYPE
   
STAT
92.5   106.2 47.9 15.6 28.5 22.7   111.2 51.6 14.0 25.0 25.9
RANK
11   23 27 18 8 22   26 27 27 6 24

Here are the squad's player stats after 40:

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After 60:

team after 60

 

All in all, Love, Miller, and Gomes are the only guys on this squad who have maintained an upward trajectory over the last 20 games.  Foye has really leveled out, especially since the loss of Big Al.  The rest of the roster is playing pretty much as expected.

There are a few new things that I want to keep track of from here on out.  First, Kevin Pelton has some fantastic new information up over at Basketball Prospectus.  Here is the information pulled from the team page:

 

basketballprospectus60

Next year we'll keep track of BP's excellent player card stats as well.

Well that about does it for the 60 game wrap up.  We'll post another one of these at the end of the year with some charts detailing the ups and downs of individual players and the team.  Right now it looks like the Wolves are reverting to last year's version of themselves.  It is across the board ugly and getting worse.  Does anything jump out at you?

Until later.

PS: As always we thank the following sites for their excellent stat work:

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