FIVE GAME STAT PACK PT #1
The New Orleans Hornets have played five games this season and stand at 3-2. Today, let's look at some team trends that have evolved over that group of games.
PACE: The Hornets average 91.6 possessions per game, which ranks them No. 29 in the NBA.
I always evaluate shot locations, both on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. It tells the story about where teams are getting their shots and reveals the story about ball and player movement and how effective a team is in defending those actions.
AT THE RIM: Hornet shot attempts less than five feet from the basket chart at 81-of-136 (59.6 FG%).
A very impressive stat within those numbers is that 62 percent of those scores are the result of an assist.
In Games 1 and 2, the Hornets averaged 31 shot attempts "at the rim." In Games 3 and 4, that average dipped to 18 attempts per game. Not having Anthony Davis in those game was a big reason.
When Davis returned for the Charlotte game (where he was 6-of-10 "at the rim"), the team attempts from that area was 27 ... an increase of nine attempts over the previous two games. Aminu and Davis combined for 16 attempts "at the rim" with a 11-of-16 success rate.