hardenASG13 wrote:slick_watts wrote:hardenASG13 wrote:
Ok how bout this, per nbcsports.com
"In this series, Westbrook struggled to get to the rack and finish at a high level. He missed over half his layups, making just 48.8 percent of his shots at the rim (league average is about 60 percent). Westbrook finished with zero dunks in the series and his transition efficiency ranked dead-last among players with at least 20 transition plays, per NBA.com tracking. Normally, we could chalk that up to small sample size, but Westbrook ranked last in transition efficiency in the regular season among the 27 players with at least 250 transition plays. This is more than a blip."
yes, he had a bad series finishing at the rim against portland. so?
Ignoring the part about him being last in transition efficiency for the entire regular season, huh? Classic slick.
Justin's a big boy and can fight his own battles, but I am very interested to hear how we got from percentages at the rim to transition efficiency in the space of a single post. The goalposts just got launched into orbit.
FWIW I think Justin's a little numbers-obsessed sometimes, but I've checked the at-the-rim stuff on stats.nba.com both on efficiency and volume. There's literally no argument to be made there. It's open and shut. Russ was better at the rim.
Some of the pass and crash turnovers drove me nuts, though, and that's usually a function of the defense being free to help off non-shooters.