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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Individual and team comparisons from so far this season to last season

Going into tonight's home game against Toronto, and with the season ten games old, let's compare current individual statistics for the Magic after ten games to the entire 2007-'08 season.

Jameer Nelson:
'07-'08: PPG... 10.9 FG%... 46.9% 3 PT FG... 41.6% FT%... 82.8% AST... 5.6 REB... 3.5 TO... 2.0
'08-'09: PPG... 12.9 FG%... 45.6% 3 PT FG... 25.0% FT%... 94.1% AST... 4.5 REB... 4.2 TO... 2.2

Mickael Pietrus:
'07-'08: PPG.... 7.2 FG%... 43.9% 3 PT FG%... 36.1% FT%... 67.4% REB... 3.7
'08-'09: PPG... 14.5 FG%... 49.5% 3 PT FG%... 45.2% FT%... 88.9% REB... 3.8

Dwight Howard:
'07-'08: PPG... 20.7 FG%... 59.9% FT%... 59.0% REB... 14.2 BLK... 2.2 TO... 3.2
'08-'09: PPG... 21.3 FG%... 60.3% FT%... 52.1% REB... 14.0 BLK... 4.2 TO... 2.4

Hedo Turkoglu:
'07-'08: PPG... 19.5 FG%... 45.6% 3 PT FG%... 40.0% FT%... 82.9% REB... 5.7 AST... 5.0 TO... 3.0
'08-'09: PPG... 17.5 FG%... 38.1% 3 PT FG%... 28.6% FT%... 84.5% REB... 5.1 AST... 3.9 TO... 2.3

Rashard Lewis:
'07-'08: PPG... 18.2 FG%... 45.5% 3 PT FG%... 40.9% FT%... 83.9% REB... 5.4 AST... 2.4 TO... 1.7
'08-'09: PPG... 16.5 FG%... 39.2% 3 PT FG%... 27.5% FT%... 78.8% REB... 6.8 AST... 1.9 TO... 2.1

Keith Bogans:
'07-'08: PPG... 8.7 FG%... 41.0% 3 PT FG%... 36.2% FT%... 73.6% REB... 3.2
'08-'09: PPG... 6.9 FG%... 42.3% 3 PT FG%... 38.2% FT%... 85.7% REB... 3.3

Anthony Johnson:
'07-'08: PPG... 6.7 FG%... 43.1% 3 PT FG%... 42.9% FT%... 81.3% AST... 4.8 TO... 1.2
'08-'09: PPG... 3.4 FG%... 32.6% 3 PT FG%... 33.3% FT%... 50.0% AST... 2.3 TO... 1.0

Overall Team:
'07-'08: PPG... 104.5 PA... 99.0 FG%... 47.4% 3 PT FG%... 38.6% FT%... 72.1% REB... 42.0 AST... 20.8 TO... 13.8 STL... 6.3 BLK... 4.1
'08-'09: PPG... 99.0 PA... 93.3 FG%... 44.2% 3 PT FG%... 31.3% FT%... 70.0% REB... 44.5 AST... 16.7 TO... 13.3 STL... 7.4 BLK... 7.8

The Magic were 8-2 last season after ten games on their way to a 16-4 start. This year, the Magic are obviously not doing as well offensively, as points, field goal percentage, three point percentage, and assists are all down significantly. Defensively though, the main numbers are all better as points against, rebounds, steals, and blocks are all improved over last season.

We all know the Magic are a much better offensive team, especially shooting-wise, than they've shown so far. If they can improve those offensive numbers, and keep up their really good defensive numbers, this team can really be something special!

For a different perspective on the Magic stats, check out this post from Third Quarter Collapse.

For a complete preview of tonight's game against the Raptors, click here

1 Comments:

  • At 4:48 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    It's easy to see why the Magic scoring is down this season compared to last. Turkoglu, Lewis, and Bogans are all down from last year, and the reserves, other than Tony Battie, are all well down from last year.

    The dropoff of Turkoglu's and Lewis's field goal shooting is quite noticeable, with Lewis down six pct. points, and Turkoglu down seven pct. points.

    Hopefully, both Turk and Lew will get their shooting eyes back before long, and their points per game will start going up.

    How about Mickael Pietrus? Wow, has he made a difference so far! He's getting the playing time he did not get last season in Golden St. under Don Nelson, averaging twice as many points, and is thriving under Stan Van Gundy.

    Jameer Nelson's scoring average is going up, which is a positive, but hopefully his assists will start going up also.

    What a disappointment Anthony Johnson has been so far. I was hoping we would be getting the AJ who had decent stats as a backup point guard last season with the Hawks, but his numbers aren't even close to last season's. Let's all hope Nelson can stay healthy, because the Magic will be in huge trouble if Jameer gets hurt for any length of time.

    Both Carlos Arroyo and Keyon Dooling last year were much better than Johnson has been so far this year as the backup PG.

    I'm happy with Tony Battie's play off the bench, and I'm sure Bogans' numbers will get better, as his shooting pct. is up from last season. The other reserves need to pick up their play when called on.

    I'm sure SVG is happy with all the current team defensive statistics doing noticeably better than last season's.

     

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