The Hornets offseason additions and PER
I just find it amazing when you look at what we've done this offseason and thought I would share. I know not everyone loves the mythical PER stat, but I do find that it tends to bring the cream to the top.
Anthony Davis(though in very limited time) is 4th in the entire league in PER. Ryan Anderson is 27th in the entire league. Robin Lopez is 43rd.
That means that we added to this team 3 players that are currently in the top 50 in the entire league in PER. That's quite an offseason alone.
Anthony Davis is 2nd amongst all PF's behind only Tim Duncan. Ryan Anderson is 7th. Jason Smith is 28th. In a league of 30 teams, the Hornets have 3 of the top 30 PF's.
Robin Lopez is currently 12th amongst all centers in the league. Not bad for a 24 year old no one wanted.
Anthony Davis is #1 amongst all rookies, and Brian Roberts is #4. Again, with only 30 teams, only 30 rookies have played enough minutes to qualify. The Hornets have played 4 rookies enough minutes of the 30 including Rivers and Miller.
I hate seeing Davis and Gordon on the bench, and I hate where our record is. But the Hornets have done some special things this offseason.