Preseason Stats Round-Up

Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

The preseason is over so I thought it'd be a good time to take a look at how our players performed during the successful 5-2 campaign. Below are both team, opponent, and individual stats, as recorded from NBA.com.

*SMALL SAMPLE SIZE ALERT*

Kings Team Stats
98.71 PPG, .424 FG%, .324 3P%, .819 FT%, 18.14 APG, 15.57 TO, 42.29 RPG, 5.57 BLK, 9.86 STL

Kings Opponent Stats
95.57 PPG, .440 FG%, .353 3P%, .731 FT%, 21.86 APG, 20.00 TO, 44.29 RPG, 5.71 BLK, 7.14 STL

These are a little bit weird. The Kings gave up a higher FG%, 3P%, Assists, Rebounds and Blocks, yet had the higher point differential and went 5-2. A lot of this has to do with the fact that the Kings excelled at forcing turnovers in the preseason and also at getting to the line (and converting). Another interesting stat is that while the Kings seemed to be sharing the ball a lot more this preseason, they were 3rd from last in assists in the preseason.

Kings Roster Stats:

DeMarcus Cousins
24.0 MPG, 15.9 PPG, .467 FG%, .143 3P%, .839 FT%, 8.4 RPG, 1.3 APG, 1.7 STL, 1.1 BLK, 3.0 TO, 3.9 PF

Marcus Thornton
25.9 MPG, 13.9 PPG, .452 FG%, .333 3P%, .875 FT%, 3.1 RPG, 1.1 APG, 1.7 STL, 0.3 BLK, 0.9 TO, 1.6 PF

Tyreke Evans
23.3 MPG, 10.3 PPG, .382 FG%, .308 3P%, .941 FT%, 3.6 RPG, 2.6 APG, 1.1 STL, 0.4 BLK, 1.4 TO, 1.9 PF

Isaiah Thomas
20.3 MPG, 9.4 PPG, .429 FG%, .409 3P%, .938 FT%, 1.7 RPG, 3.7 APG, 1.0 STL, 0.0 BLK, 1.4 TO, 1.6 PF

Jason Thompson
24.0 MPG, 9.1 PPG, .462 FG%, .000 3P%, .800 FT%, 5.4 RPG, 1.1 APG, 0.6 STL, 0.9 BLK, 1.0 TO, 3.4 PF

Jimmer Fredette
15.5 MPG, 9.0 PPG, .405 FG%, .368 3P%, .850 FT%, 1.2 RPG, 1.2 APG, 0.5 STL, 0.0 BLK, 2.0 TO, 0.7 PF

Aaron Brooks
17.3 MPG, 8.3 PPG, .516 FG%, .364 3P%, .875 FT%, 0.7 RPG, 1.8 APG, 0.0 STL, 0.2 BLK, 1.2 TO, 1.0 PF

Thomas Robinson
20.5 MPG, 7.8 PPG, .381 FG%, .000 3P%, .682 FT%, 5.5 RPG, 1.0 APG, 1.2 STL, 0.3 BLK, 1.2 TO, 2.8 PF

James Johnson
20.6 MPG, 6.6 PPG, .420 FG%, .200 3P%, .333 FT%, 3.7 RPG, 1.6 APG, 0.6 STL, 0.9 BLK, 1.3 TO, 2.3 PF

Chuck Hayes
21.4 MPG, 3.7 PPG, .542 FG%, .000 3P%, .000 FT%, 5.9 RPG, 1.6 APG, 0.9 STL, 0.4 BLK, 1.3 TO, 2.3 PF

Travis Outlaw
14.2 MPG, 3.4 PPG, .273 FG%, .143 3P%, 1.00 FT%, 1.6 RPG, 0.0 APG, 0.4 STL, 0.0 BLK, 0.4 TO, 1.0 PF

Francisco Garcia
13.5 MPG, 3.5 PPG, .318 FG%, .400 3P%, .333 FT%, 0.8 RPG, 0.8 APG, 0.7 STL, 0.5 BLK, 0.0. TO, 1.3 PF

Things I like:

  • DeMarcus above 46% from the field. Needs to be closer to 50, but that's still good for how much he's on the perimeter.
  • Jason Thompson at 80% from the line. JT has had a strange regression from shooting free throws since his rookie year and shot just 60% last year.
  • Over 40% from three for Isaiah Thomas.
  • Aaron Brooks offensive efficiency. Over 50% from the field and 36% from three is really nice. I don't expect it to be quite at that level in the regular season but he'll be a very effective backup PG.
  • James Johnson's all-around game
  • Better, but still not great shooting from Jimmer.
  • Almost 6 boards in approx. 20 minutes a game for Chuck Hayes and Thomas Robinson
  • Cisco knocking down his threes.

Things I don't like:

  • DeMarcus with 3.9 PF and 3.0 TO in just 24 minutes.
  • Sub-40% FG% for Tyreke and T-Rob.
  • Only 33% from three for Marcus.
  • More turnovers than assists for Jimmer
  • Cisco doing anything on offense other than shooting spot-up threes (hence his FG% being just 31.8%)
  • Travis Outlaw

Ultimately these stats don't matter. Players play differently when the games don't count and teams operate much differently. So don't take these too seriously, either way.

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