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Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman NBA Film Review

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Ten games into the NBA careers of Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards, Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball and Golden State Warriors rookie James Wiseman felt like a good time to dive into the film of the top-3 picks’ early NBA impact. Where their college film has translated and what has been surprising in their new environments.

Will DeBerg, who coaches at the University of St. Thomas and joined me this summer during my draft preview series, joins the pod today to review the film of Edwards, Ball and Wiseman.

(If you can’t access the Spotify player, click here to listen to the latest episode.)

Here are some stats on the Edwards, Ball and Wiseman through their first 10 games.

Anthony Edwards

Counting stats

Games played: 10

Minutes per game: 25.5

Points per game: 13.6

Assists per game: 2.0

Rebounds per game: 2.9

Steals per game: 0.6

Blocks per game: 0.2

Turnovers per game: 2.0 (1-to-1 ATO)

2P%: 47.4% (36 of 76)

3P%: 27.6% (16 of 58)

Offensive Tracking Stats for Edwards, per Synergy

  • Total Possessions + Assists (182): .995 PPP, 12th percentile

— By comparison: D’Angelo Russell, 38th percentile; Malik Beasley: 35th percentile; Ricky Rubio: 86th percentile

Most Frequent Play Types for Edwards:

  • P + R Ball Handler (48 possessions as shooter): .583 PPP, 11th percentile
  • P + R Ball Handler (74 possessions, including passes): .770 PPP, 19th percentile
  • Spot Up (36 possessions): .861 PPP, 28th percentile
  • Transition (25 possessions): 1.080 PPP, 39th percentile

LaMelo Ball

Counting stats

Games played: 10

Minutes per game: 24.9

Points per game: 12.8

Assists per game: 5.9

Rebounds per game: 6.3

Steals per game: 1.5

Blocks per game: 0.3

Turnovers per game: 2.1 (2.7-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio)

2P%: 49.2% (31/63)

3P%: 35.6% (16/45)

Offensive Tracking Stats for Ball, per Synergy

  • Total Possessions + Assists (201): 1.342 PPP, 72nd percentile

Most Frequent Play Types

  • P&R Ball Handler as shooter: 44 possessions, .955 PPP, 63rd percentile
  • Spot Ups: 33 possessions, 1.212 PPP, 70th percentile
  • Transition: 27 possessions, .630 PPP, 1st percentile

James Wiseman

Counting stats

Games played: 10

Minutes per game: 20.2

Points per game: 10.9

Assists per game: 0.3

Rebounds per game: 6.1

Steals per game: 0.4

Blocks per game: 1.5

Turnovers per game: 1.5

2P%: 50% (38/76)

3P%: 40% (6/15)

Offensive Tracking Stats for Wiseman, per Synergy

  • Total possessions + assists (124): 0.944, 9th percentile

Most Frequent Play Types

  • Post Ups: 24 possessions, .833 PPP, 33rd percentile
  • P+R Roll man: 22 possessions, .955 PPP, 34th percentile
  • Transition: 18 possessions, 1.222 PPP, 66th percentile