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Assist Charts 2010-11: Ben Gordon

This is the latest installment of a series called “Assist Charts.” For each of the 13 Pistons who played this year, I’m going to show whom they assisted and who assisted them.

Each post will be divided into two sections: Player assists to and Assists from player. Player assists to shows who the featured player assisted. Assists from player shows who assisted the featured player.

Each section will display two pie graphs and corresponding tables. One graph and table will show totals, and the other set will show per 36 minutes.

All the graphs and tables are color-coded with a specific color assigned to each player throughout the series. Point guards are blue. Shooting guards are orange. Small forwards are green. Power forwards are red. Centers are yellow.

Player assists to

Total

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Field goal Amount
McGrady 6
Stuckey 12
Bynum 4
Hamilton 4
Prince 19
Daye 21
Summers 0
Wilcox 8
Villanueva 64
Maxiell 9
Monroe 22
Wallace 2

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Field goal Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 871 0.25
Stuckey 895 0.48
Bynum 687 0.21
Hamilton 218 0.66
Prince 1067 0.64
Daye 852 0.89
Summers 126 0.00
Wilcox 516 0.56
Villanueva 1194 1.93
Maxiell 414 0.78
Monroe 1105 0.72
Wallace 571 0.13

What we learned

Whoa, Ben Gordon really got Charlie Villanueva involved. Of course, they’ll always be tied because they both signed big contracts in 2009, but Villanueva also played more minutes with Gordon than anyone else did. I’d probably try to keep playing the UConn pair together next season.

Otherwise, Gordon didn’t have many assists. He’s a scoring guard, and if you expected differently, that’s your fault, not his.

Assists to Player

Total

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Assist Amount
McGrady 34
Stuckey 35
Bynum 34
Hamilton 4
Prince 27
Daye 14
Summers 1
Wilcox 9
Villanueva 6
Maxiell 2
Monroe 14
Wallace 7
None 152

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Assist Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 871 1.41
Stuckey 895 1.41
Bynum 687 1.78
Hamilton 218 0.66
Prince 1067 0.91
Daye 852 0.59
Summers 126 0.29
Wilcox 516 0.63
Villanueva 1194 0.18
Maxiell 414 0.17
Monroe 1105 0.46
Wallace 571 0.44
None 2131 2.57

What we learned

I wasn’t a big believer that the Pistons’ point guards have caused Gordon’s struggles the last two years, but I might be coming around. By a solid margin, nobody assisted Gordon more per minutes than Detroit’s three point guards – Tracy McGrady, Rodney Stuckey and Will Bynum.

Maybe Gordon is actually point guard dependent.

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Assist Charts 2010-11: Rodney Stuckey

This is the latest installment of a series called “Assist Charts.” For each of the 13 Pistons who played this year, I’m going to show whom they assisted and who assisted them.

Each post will be divided into two sections: Player assists to and Assists from player. Player assists to shows who the featured player assisted. Assists from player shows who assisted the featured player.

Each section will display two pie graphs and corresponding tables. One graph and table will show totals, and the other set will show per 36 minutes.

All the graphs and tables are color-coded with a specific color assigned to each player throughout the series. Point guards are blue. Shooting guards are orange. Small forwards are green. Power forwards are red. Centers are yellow.

Player assists to

Total

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Field goal Amount
McGrady 17
Bynum 3
Gordon 35
Hamilton 80
Prince 61
Daye 28
Summers 8
Wilcox 23
Villanueva 51
Maxiell 14
Monroe 35
Wallace 6

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Field goal Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 627 0.98
Bynum 178 0.61
Gordon 895 1.41
Hamilton 942 3.06
Prince 1537 1.43
Daye 767 1.31
Summers 60 4.80
Wilcox 454 1.82
Villanueva 740 2.48
Maxiell 620 0.81
Monroe 1131 1.11
Wallace 777 0.28

What we learned

Maybe Rodney Stuckey’s ability to set up Richard Hamilton has been underrated. Aside from the Stuckey-to-DaJuan Summers connection, which is distorted by a small sample size, and Will Bynum-to-Hamilton, which also had a much smaller sample, no Piston assisted another more per minute on the court together than Stuckey assisted Hamilton.

Stuckey also showed a good chemistry with Charlie Villanueva. What are the odds they both start or both back up next season? It might be a blessing in disguise if they’re on the same unit.

Assists to Player

Total

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Assist Amount
McGrady 23
Bynum 7
Gordon 12
Hamilton 16
Prince 31
Daye 10
Summers 0
Wilcox 5
Villanueva 2
Maxiell 2
Monroe 14
Wallace 17
None 224

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Assist Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 627 1.32
Bynum 178 1.42
Gordon 895 0.48
Hamilton 942 0.61
Prince 1537 0.73
Daye 767 0.47
Summers 60 0.00
Wilcox 454 0.40
Villanueva 740 0.10
Maxiell 620 0.12
Monroe 1131 0.45
Wallace 777 0.79
None 2183 3.69

What we learned

Rodney Stuckey made good use of his time at off guard, getting a decent number of assists from Tracy McGrady and Will Bynum. That doesn’t mean Stuckey can’t play point guard, but I know I’m comfortable with him at shooting guard. I can’t say the same about him running the point.

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Assist Charts 2010-11: Tracy McGrady

This is the latest installment of a series called “Assist Charts.” For each of the 13 Pistons who played this year, I’m going to show whom they assisted and who assisted them.

Each post will be divided into two sections: Player assists to and Assists from player. Player assists to shows who the featured player assisted. Assists from player shows who assisted the featured player.

Each section will display two pie graphs and corresponding tables. One graph and table will show totals, and the other set will show per 36 minutes.

All the graphs and tables are color-coded with a specific color assigned to each player throughout the series. Point guards are blue. Shooting guards are orange. Small forwards are green. Power forwards are red. Centers are yellow.

Player assists to

Total

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Field goal Amount
Stuckey 23
Bynum 9
Gordon 34
Hamilton 18
Prince 49
Daye 17
Summers 1
Wilcox 17
Villanueva 22
Maxiell 5
Monroe 47
Wallace 9

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Field goal Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
Stuckey 627 1.32
Bynum 265 1.22
Gordon 871 1.41
Hamilton 440 1.47
Prince 1179 1.50
Daye 356 1.72
Summers 17 2.12
Wilcox 443 1.38
Villanueva 588 1.35
Maxiell 220 0.82
Monroe 1204 1.41
Wallace 527 0.61

What we learned

That’s excellent balance. It was clear Tracy McGrady assisted Greg Monroe often, but McGrady assisted Rodney Stuckey, Will Bynum, Ben Gordon, Richard Hamilton, Austin Daye, Chris Wilcox and Charlie Villanueva about as much.

I think that’s a big reason the offense appeared to flow better when McGrady played point guard – everyone knew they might get the ball, and therefore, became more engaged.

Assists to Player

Total

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Assist Amount
Stuckey 17
Bynum 7
Gordon 6
Hamilton 6
Prince 32
Daye 5
Summers 0
Wilcox 5
Villanueva 4
Maxiell 0
Monroe 7
Wallace 7
None 131

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Assist Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
Stuckey 627 0.98
Bynum 265 0.95
Gordon 871 0.25
Hamilton 440 0.49
Prince 1179 0.98
Daye 356 0.51
Summers 17 0.00
Wilcox 443 0.41
Villanueva 588 0.24
Maxiell 220 0.00
Monroe 1204 0.21
Wallace 527 0.48
None 1686 2.80

What we learned

Plenty of Tracy McGrady’s baskets were unassisted, mostly because he often kept the ball in his hands to set up other players. He also showed glimpses of his previous NBA life, when he led the league in scoring, and in those situations, he typically went one-on-one.

When McGrady was assisted, Rodney Stuckey, Tayshaun Prince and Will Bynum did it most often. I suspect that’s a product of early and late in the season, when McGrady spent more time playing off the ball.

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Assist Charts 2010-11: Tayshaun Prince

This is the latest installment of a series called “Assist Charts.” For each of the 13 Pistons who played this year, I’m going to show whom they assisted and who assisted them.

Each post will be divided into two sections: Player assists to and Assists from player. Player assists to shows who the featured player assisted. Assists from player shows who assisted the featured player.

Each section will display two pie graphs and corresponding tables. One graph and table will show totals, and the other set will show per 36 minutes.

All the graphs and tables are color-coded with a specific color assigned to each player throughout the series. Point guards are blue. Shooting guards are orange. Small forwards are green. Power forwards are red. Centers are yellow.

Player assists to

Total

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Field goal Amount
McGrady 32
Stuckey 31
Bynum 6
Gordon 27
Hamilton 45
Daye 15
Summers 1
Wilcox 12
Villanueva 16
Maxiell 9
Monroe 14
Wallace 7

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Field goal Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 1179 0.98
Stuckey 1537 0.73
Bynum 344 0.63
Gordon 1067 0.91
Hamilton 1131 1.43
Daye 570 0.95
Summers 30 1.20
Wilcox 598 0.72
Villanueva 729 0.79
Maxiell 497 0.65
Monroe 1488 0.34
Wallace 1070 0.24

What we learned

Surprise, surprise: Tayshaun Prince assisted Richard Hamilton more often per minute on the court together than he assisted any other teammate. Those two relied on each other throughout the season – both on and off the court. It would be interesting to see how the remaining player reacts if the Pistons shed only one of the two.

Assists to Player

Total

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McGrady 49 1179
Stuckey 61 1537
Bynum 13 344
Gordon 19 1067
Hamilton 48 1131
Daye 5 570
Summers 1 30
Wilcox 4 598
Villanueva 11 729
Maxiell 1 497
Monroe 21 1488
Wallace 13 1070
None 227 2562

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Assist Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 1179 1.50
Stuckey 1537 1.43
Bynum 344 1.36
Gordon 1067 0.64
Hamilton 1131 1.53
Daye 570 0.32
Summers 30 1.20
Wilcox 598 0.24
Villanueva 729 0.54
Maxiell 497 0.07
Monroe 1488 0.51
Wallace 1070 0.44
None 2562 3.19

What we learned

Of course, Richard Hamilton also assisted Tayshaun Prince more than anyone else did, both in terms of total assists and per minute with each player. The two Piston veterans have clearly established a chemistry during their nine years together. Although we didn’t see as many last season, Hamilton-to-Prince alley-oops have become a Detroit staple.

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Assist Charts 2010-11: Greg Monroe

This is the latest installment of a series called “Assist Charts.” For each of the 13 Pistons who played this year, I’m going to show whom they assisted and who assisted them.

Each post will be divided into two sections: Player assists to and Assists from player. Player assists to shows who the featured player assisted. Assists from player shows who assisted the featured player.

Each section will display two pie graphs and corresponding tables. One graph and table will show totals, and the other set will show per 36 minutes.

All the graphs and tables are color-coded with a specific color assigned to each player throughout the series. Point guards are blue. Shooting guards are orange. Small forwards are green. Power forwards are red. Centers are yellow.

Player assists to

Total

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Field goal Amount
McGrady 7
Stuckey 14
Bynum 5
Gordon 14
Hamilton 13
Prince 21
Daye 5
Summers 2
Wilcox 15
Villanueva 6
Maxiell 1
Wallace 3

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Field goal Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 1204 0.21
Stuckey 1131 0.45
Bynum 582 0.31
Gordon 1105 0.46
Hamilton 778 0.60
Prince 1488 0.51
Daye 673 0.27
Summers 117 0.62
Wilcox 572 0.94
Villanueva 650 0.33
Maxiell 202 0.18
Wallace 378 0.29

What we learned

Adjusted for time playing with each teammate, Greg Monroe assisted Chris Wilcox most often. Chris Wilcox! Yes, the same Wilcox who plays power forward and doesn’t really create his own shot often.

That’s Monroe’s Princeton-style roots on display. He often found Wilcox on cuts, and I hope that Pistons take advantage of Monroe’s ability to make that pass more often next year – whether it’s to Wilcox or someone else.

Assists to Player

Total

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Assist Amount
McGrady 47
Stuckey 35
Bynum 7
Gordon 22
Hamilton 21
Prince 14
Daye 6
Summers 0
Wilcox 9
Villanueva 4
Maxiell 1
Wallace 5
None 132

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Assist Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 1204 1.41
Stuckey 1131 1.11
Bynum 582 0.43
Gordon 1105 0.72
Hamilton 778 0.97
Prince 1488 0.34
Daye 673 0.32
Summers 117 0.00
Wilcox 572 0.57
Villanueva 650 0.22
Maxiell 202 0.18
Wallace 378 0.48
None 2222 2.14

What we learned

To nobody’s surprise, Tracy McGrady assisted Monroe most often. Monroe didn’t become involved in the Pistons’ designed scoring until he became a pick-and-roll partner for McGrady midway through the season. Once he did, that became a staple both players.

But I was a bit surprised to see Rodney Stuckey also assisted Monroe fairly often, too.

By the way, don’t be fooled by that high percentage of unassisted baskets by Monroe. Most of those came on putbacks. He was still heavily reliant on teammates to set him up.

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Assist Charts 2010-11: Austin Daye

This is the latest installment of a series called “Assist Charts.” For each of the 13 Pistons who played this year, I’m going to show whom they assisted and who assisted them.

Each post will be divided into two sections: Player assists to and Assists from player. Player assists to shows who the featured player assisted. Assists from player shows who assisted the featured player.

Each section will display two pie graphs and corresponding tables. One graph and table will show totals, and the other set will show per 36 minutes.

All the graphs and tables are color-coded with a specific color assigned to each player throughout the series. Point guards are blue. Shooting guards are orange. Small forwards are green. Power forwards are red. Centers are yellow.

Player assists to

Total

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Field goal Amount
McGrady 5
Stuckey 10
Bynum 5
Gordon 14
Hamilton 13
Prince 5
Summers 2
Wilcox 4
Villanueva 10
Maxiell 3
Monroe 6
Wallace 1

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Field goal Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 356 0.51
Stuckey 767 0.47
Bynum 532 0.34
Gordon 852 0.59
Hamilton 424 1.10
Prince 570 0.32
Summers 86 0.84
Wilcox 365 0.39
Villanueva 546 0.66
Maxiell 309 0.35
Monroe 673 0.32
Wallace 297 0.12

What we learned

I think Austin Daye’s best position right now is shooting guard. Until he gets stronger, small forward can be tough for him – and power forwarded, where he started early last season, is nearly impossible for him. His length allows him to guard most twos, and he has a huge matchup advantage over most shooting guards. He can shoot, with a clear sightline to the basket, over nearly all of them.

But am I crazy for believing he could play some point guard? Daye didn’t have a ton of assists, but he assisted Richard Hamilton, a player at his best when coming off screens and being assisted, most often per 36 minutes on the court with each teammate. Plus, the rest of his assists were pretty evenly distributed – which I consider a good sign for a point guard.

Assists to Player

Total

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Assist Amount
McGrady 17
Stuckey 28
Bynum 19
Gordon 21
Hamilton 16
Prince 15
Summers 0
Wilcox 3
Villanueva 4
Maxiell 2
Monroe 5
Wallace 7
None 56

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Assist Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 356 1.72
Stuckey 767 1.31
Bynum 532 1.29
Gordon 852 0.89
Hamilton 424 1.36
Prince 570 0.95
Summers 86 0.00
Wilcox 365 0.30
Villanueva 546 0.26
Maxiell 309 0.23
Monroe 673 0.27
Wallace 297 0.85
None 1446 1.39

What we learned

I’d really like to see that number from Greg Monroe go up next year. That would be a great sign that the Pistons’ two best young offensive players are in sync.

Otherwise, nothing really jumps out about who assisted Daye.

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Assist Charts 2010-11: Ben Wallace

This is the latest installment of a series called “Assist Charts.” For each of the 13 Pistons who played this year, I’m going to show whom they assisted and who assisted them.

Each post will be divided into two sections: Player assists to and Assists from player. Player assists to shows who the featured player assisted. Assists from player shows who assisted the featured player.

Each section will display two pie graphs and corresponding tables. One graph and table will show totals, and the other set will show per 36 minutes.

All the graphs and tables are color-coded with a specific color assigned to each player throughout the series. Point guards are blue. Shooting guards are orange. Small forwards are green. Power forwards are red. Centers are yellow.

Player assists to

Total

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Field goal Amount
McGrady 7
Stuckey 17
Bynum 0
Gordon 7
Hamilton 9
Prince 13
Daye 7
Summers 1
Wilcox 1
Villanueva 5
Maxiell 0
Monroe 5

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Field goal Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 527 0.48
Stuckey 777 0.79
Bynum 156 0.00
Gordon 571 0.44
Hamilton 584 0.55
Prince 1070 0.44
Daye 297 0.85
Summers 15 2.40
Wilcox 15 2.40
Villanueva 322 0.56
Maxiell 240 0.00
Monroe 378 0.48

What we learned

Ben Wallace has a reputation for passing well for his size, and I still think he does, but he didn’t assist any particular player extremely often last season. If anyone stood out as a recipient, it was Austin Daye.

Assists to Player

Total

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Assist Amount
McGrady 9
Stuckey 6
Bynum 0
Gordon 2
Hamilton 5
Prince 7
Daye 1
Summers 0
Wilcox 0
Villanueva 1
Maxiell 0
Monroe 3
None 33

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Assist Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 527 0.61
Stuckey 777 0.28
Bynum 156 0.00
Gordon 571 0.13
Hamilton 584 0.31
Prince 1070 0.24
Daye 297 0.12
Summers 15 0.00
Wilcox 15 0.00
Villanueva 322 0.11
Maxiell 240 0.00
Monroe 378 0.29
None 1238 0.96

What we learned

Ben Wallace didn’t make many baskets last season, but Tracy McGrady assisted him most often. I think that speaks to McGrady’s point guard skills – that he could pass even somewhat successfully to such a limited scorer.

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Assist Charts 2010-11: Richard Hamilton

This is the latest installment of a series called “Assist Charts.” For each of the 13 Pistons who played this year, I’m going to show whom they assisted and who assisted them.

Each post will be divided into two sections: Player assists to and Assists from player. Player assists to shows who the featured player assisted. Assists from player shows who assisted the featured player.

Each section will display two pie graphs and corresponding tables. One graph and table will show totals, and the other set will show per 36 minutes.

All the graphs and tables are color-coded with a specific color assigned to each player throughout the series. Point guards are blue. Shooting guards are orange. Small forwards are green. Power forwards are red. Centers are yellow.

Player assists to

Total

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Field goal Amount
McGrady 6
Stuckey 16
Bynum 6
Gordon 4
Prince 48
Daye 16
Summers 0
Wilcox 18
Villanueva 19
Maxiell 12
Monroe 21
Wallace 5

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Field goal Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 440 0.49
Stuckey 942 0.61
Bynum 304 0.71
Gordon 218 0.66
Prince 1131 1.53
Daye 424 1.36
Summers 24 0.00
Wilcox 305 2.12
Villanueva 359 1.91
Maxiell 478 0.90
Monroe 778 0.97
Wallace 584 0.31

What we learned

Unsurprisingly, Richard Hamilton assisted Tayshaun Prince often. The Hamilton-to-Prince alley oop has been a staple for years, and the trust between those two – on and off the court – especially stood out this year.

But a bit surprisingly, Hamilton assisted Chris Wilcox and Charlie Villanueva more often per minute with each player than he did Prince. And Austin Daye doesn’t trail Prince by much. Maybe Hamilton just works well with all forwards.

Assists to Player

Total

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Assist Amount
McGrady 18
Stuckey 80
Bynum 27
Gordon 4
Prince 45
Daye 13
Summers 0
Wilcox 5
Villanueva 6
Maxiell 5
Monroe 13
Wallace 9
None 63

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Assist Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 440 1.47
Stuckey 942 3.06
Bynum 304 3.20
Gordon 218 0.66
Prince 1131 1.43
Daye 424 1.10
Summers 24 0.00
Wilcox 305 0.59
Villanueva 359 0.60
Maxiell 478 0.38
Monroe 778 0.60
Wallace 584 0.55
None 1498 1.51

What we learned

As we all know, Richard Hamilton shoots most efficiently when a point guard is setting him up. That’s likely why Will Bynum, Rodney Stuckey and Tracy McGrady assisted him most often per minute together.

Of course, Tayshaun Prince wasn’t too far behind. Those two really stuck together last year.

Interestingly, Austin Daye didn’t trail Prince by much. If Prince walks in free agency, at least when it comes to working with Hamilton, it appears Daye is ready step in.

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Assist Charts 2010-11: Chris Wilcox

This is the latest installment of a series called “Assist Charts.” For each of the 13 Pistons who played this year, I’m going to show whom they assisted and who assisted them.

Each post will be divided into two sections: Player assists to and Assists from player. Player assists to shows who the featured player assisted. Assists from player shows who assisted the featured player.

Each section will display two pie graphs and corresponding tables. One graph and table will show totals, and the other set will show per 36 minutes.

All the graphs and tables are color-coded with a specific color assigned to each player throughout the series. Point guards are blue. Shooting guards are orange. Small forwards are green. Power forwards are red. Centers are yellow.

Player assists to

Total

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Field goal Amount
McGrady 5
Stuckey 5
Bynum 2
Gordon 9
Hamilton 5
Prince 4
Daye 3
Summers 0
Villanueva 1
Maxiell 0
Monroe 9
Wallace 0

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Field goal Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 443 0.41
Stuckey 454 0.40
Bynum 365 0.20
Gordon 516 0.63
Hamilton 305 0.59
Prince 598 0.24
Daye 365 0.30
Summers 16 0.00
Villanueva 307 0.12
Maxiell 21 0.00
Monroe 572 0.57
Wallace 15 0.00

What we learned

Chris Wilcox didn’t assist any player more than he did Greg Monroe. Obviously, that’s a tad misleading, because Wilcox played more with Monroe than any Piston besides Tayshaun Prince.

But besides his assists to shooters Richard Hamilton and Ben Gordon, Wilcox assisted Greg Monroe most often per 36 minutes on the court together. That interior-to-interior passing really showed up unexpectedly late in the season.

Assists to Player

Total

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Assist Amount
McGrady 17
Stuckey 23
Bynum 25
Gordon 8
Hamilton 18
Prince 12
Daye 4
Summers 0
Villanueva 5
Maxiell 0
Monroe 15
Wallace 1
None 59

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Assist Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 443 1.38
Stuckey 454 1.82
Bynum 365 2.47
Gordon 516 0.56
Hamilton 305 2.12
Prince 598 0.72
Daye 365 0.39
Summers 16 0.00
Villanueva 307 0.59
Maxiell 21 0.00
Monroe 572 0.94
Wallace 15 2.40
None 995 2.13

What we learned

Chris Wilcox played the part of the traditional big man in pick-and-rolls, and that’s why I think point guards Will Bynum and Rodney Stuckey assisted him most. Wilcox was active cutting to the basket, which explains all his assists from Ben Wallace and Greg Monroe.

But I was pretty surprised to see Richard Hamilton assisted Wilcox so often. I don’t recall Hamilton setting up Wilcox often, and similar players Ben Gordon, Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye didn’t assist Wilcox much. Can anyone explain why Hamilton assisted Wilcox so often?

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Assist Charts 2010-11: Will Bynum

This is the latest installment of a series called “Assist Charts.” For each of the 13 Pistons who played this year, I’m going to show whom they assisted and who assisted them.

Each post will be divided into two sections: Player assists to and Assists from player. Player assists to shows who the featured player assisted. Assists from player shows who assisted the featured player.

Each section will display two pie graphs and corresponding tables. One graph and table will show totals, and the other set will show per 36 minutes.

All the graphs and tables are color-coded with a specific color assigned to each player throughout the series. Point guards are blue. Shooting guards are orange. Small forwards are green. Power forwards are red. Centers are yellow.

Player assists to

Total

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Field goal Amount
McGrady 7
Stuckey 7
Gordon 34
Hamilton 27
Prince 13
Daye 19
Summers 6
Wilcox 25
Villanueva 44
Maxiell 6
Monroe 7
Wallace 0

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Field goal Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 265 0.95
Stuckey 178 1.42
Gordon 687 1.78
Hamilton 304 3.20
Prince 344 1.36
Daye 532 1.29
Summers 113 1.91
Wilcox 365 2.47
Villanueva 726 2.18
Maxiell 243 0.89
Monroe 582 0.43
Wallace 156 0.00

What we learned

Will Bynum assisted Richard Hamilton, Chris Wilcox and Charlie Villanueva fairly often. Depending how everything shakes out, that might be the Pistons’ bench next year.

In fact, besides the vaunted Rodney Stuckey-to-DaJuan Summers connection, nobody connected more often than Bynum to Hamilton.

Assists to Player

Total

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Assist Amount
McGrady 9
Stuckey 3
Gordon 4
Hamilton 6
Prince 6
Daye 5
Summers 0
Wilcox 2
Villanueva 2
Maxiell 1
Monroe 5
Wallace 0
None 139

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Assist Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 265 1.22
Stuckey 178 0.61
Gordon 687 0.21
Hamilton 304 0.71
Prince 344 0.63
Daye 532 0.34
Summers 113 0.00
Wilcox 365 0.20
Villanueva 726 0.10
Maxiell 243 0.15
Monroe 582 0.31
Wallace 156 0.00
None 1125 4.45

What we learned

Will Bynum had just 23.6 percent of his field goals assisted, by far the lowest on the team. By a wide margin, Tracy McGrady assisted Bynum most often, but Bynum can’t count on playing as many minutes (265) with another point guard again.

When Bynum was in the game, he was going to make the play – for himself or a teammate. But he wasn’t going to have someone else set him up.

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