Since “The Shot” the Kings have played 32 games starting on January 1st. In the first 4 games of the New Year, the Kings had a defensive rating just under 102.0. Then the Kings left on their 6 game East Coast road trip. Tyreke missed the first 3 games of the trip (on 1/9, 1/11, 1/12) with a sprained left ankle and in those games the Kings had a defensive rating of 117.0. On the last 3 games of the trip the Kings averaged 102.8.
In the 4 games prior to the road trip they had one game over their season defensive average of 106. And, in the 6 game road trip where Tyreke was suffering from the bad ankle, they had only 1 of 6 games under 106.
Tyreke played the next 12 games and during that time the Kings had 3 games where their defensive rating was above 106; against the Spur 113, Dallas 110.9 and Utah 107. Their average for those 12 games with Tyreke was 102.4. Then on Feb. 13 Tyreke went back on the injury list and missed the next 10 games.
For the last 10 games the Kings have had a defensive rating of 113.6. And in those 10 games the Kings have been under the 106 mark only 3 times.
In the 19 games that Tyreke has played in since Jan 1st, the Kings have had 6 wins or .316. In the 13 games he’s missed they won 3 or .231.
In the 13 games without Tyreke the Kings have had a Defensive Efficiency of 113.3. The pace has been 101.5 possessions per game. And, 2 of the games have gone into overtime.
In the 19 games with Tyreke the Defensive Efficiency has been 102.4. The Pace was 97.7 possessions per game. And 2 of the games have gone into overtime.
So, How much do we miss Tyreke, well we look to be almost 10.9 pts per game worse defensively without him. Of course, the loss of Cisco during 2011 has had a big impact also. But, there is no denying that Tryeke's part in our defense scheme is surely missed.
Two other bits of statistical minutia, the Kings are 9-11 when holding their opponent to under 100 points. And, the Kings are 12-14 when they outshoot their opponents in 3pt FG%.
(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)