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Kobe Bryant Watch 2014/2015 (Part Two)

In 2014/15 NBA Regular Season on December 22, 2014 at 1:39 am

First edition – click here – dated November 10th.

This is an update to that post. 82.1

  • Kobe Bryant just shot 8-30 FGAs for 25 points while hitting 6-6 from the FT line and turning the ball over 9 times in a 7 point loss to the Sacramento Kings.That is a total of 42 possession to net 25 points equaling 0.595 points per possession. Obviously a disgraceful number.
  • The Lakers have played 27 games but have won only 8 games. They have lost 19 games.
  • Kobe Bryant is now averaging 24.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 4.9apg in 35.5mpg.
  • Kobe Bryant is shooting 37.1% from the field, 27% from three and is up to 81% from the FT line. Big increase in free throw shooting percentage since early in the season.
  • Those 24.6ppg are coming from 22.4 FGAs per game, 8 FTAs per game and 3.5 TOs per game. A total of 29.9 possessions (FGAs + 0.5FTAs + TOs) to net 24.6ppg for an average of 0.823 points per possession.
  • An average shooting guard is scoring at 0.926 points per possession this season. That is a huge difference = 0.100 points per possession.

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Kobe Bryant Watch 2014/2015

In General NBA on November 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

Kobe Bryant averaging 26.5ppg, 5.3rpg and 3.0apg plus 1.5spg in 34.5mpg.

However, those 26.5 points per game are coming on a 39.4% FG% and 28.6% 3PT%. Kobe is getting to the FT line a very healthy 8.5 FTAs per game but hitting a career low 76.5% thus far. I care less about the percentage than the number of FTAs Kobe is getting though. That is very impressive to be drawing that many fouls at his age coming off the achilles injury. Kobe also averaging 3.3 turnovers a game.

So Kobe Bryant is scoring 26.5 points on 23.7 shot attempts, another 8.5 FTAs (say 4 more possessions) and 3.3 turnovers … so 26.5 points on 31 possessions giving Kobe a very poor 0.855 points per possession. Read the rest of this entry »