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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Summer Changes: So Far

ESPN - Orlando Magic Statistics - NBA Basketball:

While the Magic haven't made a huge change this summer like the Warriors, Clippers, 76ers, and Rockets the changes they have made are fairly significant.

Definitely gone from last years club are:

Mo Evans, 47 starts, 1626 minutes, 633 points
Keyon Dooling, 72 games played, 1333 minutes, 581 points, 133 assists
Carlos Arroyo, 20 starts, 1266 minutes, 430 pts, 219 assists
Pat Garrity, 31 miserable games, 284 unbearable minutes, 66 pts, 17 TO
James Augustine, 25 games, 116 minutes, no discernable contribution
Trevor Ariza
Bo Outlaw

Those 7 guys totaled 24.1% of all minutes played, 20.9% of the points scored, 14% of rebounds, 26% of the total assists. So the team is effectively changing a quarter of last years floor time covering 4,780 minutes or 58 minutes per game.

If you just look at the guards and g/sf combo players from last year (in descending order of minutes played):

Bogans 2205
Nelson 1963
Evans * 1626
Dooling * 1333
Arroyo * 1266
Redick 276
Ariza * 116

The guys who are gone (*) represent 49% of the minutes played from the 2007 group, 51.1% of the points scored, 45% of the groups rebounds, 46% of steals, 46% of the groups turnovers and 50% of its fouls.

The guards who have left played 4,341 minutes last year. Where are those minutes coming from?

Nelson, missed 13 games, averaged 28 minutes per game. Put him down for 30 minutes a game and 82 games, that is 500 more minutes.

Pietrus: last year played 1317 minutes for Golden State in 66 games. He better come to camp in shape, the most minutes he's ever played in a season is 1940 in 2006/07. Put him down for 30 minutes and 2500 minutes minimum.

Anthony Johnson played 1530 minutes in 69 games for Atlanta & Sacramento last year. If he gets 18 minutes a game in 82 this year that's 1500 minutes.

Nelson, Pietrus and Johnson will be called on to step up and deliver the bulk of the minutes that have left the team. The rest is up to Lee and Redick to earn minutes from Pietrus and Bogans. Otis continues to stress they need a 3rd PG.

3 Comments:

  • At 3:51 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Garrity actually had one good game last season where he played well and contributed to a Magic win.

    On April 5th, Garrity scored 13 pts in 18 minutes on 5 of 9 FG shooting, including 3 of 6 3 pt FGs, to help the Magic to a 101-86 victory in Cleveland over the Cavs. That game was the only one where he scored in double figures.

    Otherwise, it was a miserable season for Garrity. He scored 4 pts or less in 28 of the 31 games he appeared in.

     
  • At 7:48 PM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    You really needed to sit up in the nosebleed seats to get an idea just how bad he affected both offense and defense when he went in the game.

    It was unfair what having him on the court did to everyone else.

    Unfair.

     
  • At 3:30 AM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    I went to a decent amount of games this past season. My friend had season tickets in the lower bowl. Even down there, when Garrity would check into a game, you could just hear the crowd "sigh".

     

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