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Assist Charts 2010-11: Charlie Villanueva

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 4
Stuckey 2
Bynum 2
Gordon 6
Hamilton 6
Prince 11
Daye 4
Summers 1
Wilcox 5
Maxiell 2
Monroe 4
Wallace 1

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Field goal Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 588 0.24
Stuckey 740 0.10
Bynum 726 0.10
Gordon 1194 0.18
Hamilton 359 0.60
Prince 729 0.54
Daye 546 0.26
Summers 105 0.34
Wilcox 307 0.59
Maxiell 391 0.18
Monroe 650 0.22
Wallace 322 0.11

What we learned

Overshadowed by his larger problems, Charlie Villanueva hasn’t passed well in Detroit. His two worst seasons for assists per game and assists per 36 minutes have both come in his two years with the Pistons. Villanueva has never stood out as a passer, but he’s been particularly irrelevant in Detroit.

Per 36 minutes with each of his teammates, Villanueva assisted Richard Hamilton most often (.60 assists per 36 minutes). But every other Piston who played last year had a teammate he assisted more often per 36 minutes together. Essentially, it appears Villanueva failed to develop a passing rapport with a single teammate last year.

Assists to Player

Total

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Assist Amount
McGrady 22
Stuckey 51
Bynum 44
Gordon 64
Hamilton 19
Prince 16
Daye 10
Summers 0
Wilcox 1
Maxiell 1
Monroe 6
Wallace 5
None 74

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Assist Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 588 1.35
Stuckey 740 2.48
Bynum 726 2.18
Gordon 1194 1.93
Hamilton 359 1.91
Prince 729 0.79
Daye 546 0.66
Summers 105 0.00
Wilcox 307 0.12
Maxiell 391 0.09
Monroe 650 0.33
Wallace 322 0.56
None 1666 1.60

What we learned

Charlie Villanueva had a very high percentage of his field goals assisted by guards, and small forwards also assisted many more of Villanueva’s baskets than bigs did. Villanueva made fewer shots assisted by big men per 36 minutes on the court with each of them than Greg Monroe or Chris Wilcox did – which is even more notable when you consider Monroe and Wilcox were counting on assists from Villanueva, an uninspiring passer, and Villanueva gained from assists from Monroe and Wilcox, both pretty good passers for their size. Many of Monroe’s and Wilcox’s successful passes went to cutters. This suggests Villanueva didn’t move very actively without the ball.

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Assist Charts 2010-11: Jason Maxiell

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.

Jason Maxiell assists to

Total


Field goal Amount
McGrady 0
Stuckey 2
Bynum 1
Gordon 2
Hamilton 5
Prince 1
Daye 2
Summers 2
Wilcox 0
Villanueva 1
Monroe 1
Wallace 0

Per 36 minutes with each player


Field goal Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 220 0.00
Stuckey 620 0.12
Bynum 243 0.15
Gordon 414 0.17
Hamilton 478 0.38
Prince 497 0.07
Daye 309 0.23
Summers 83 0.87
Wilcox 21 0.00
Villanueva 391 0.09
Monroe 202 0.18
Wallace 240 0.00

What we learned

Jason Maxiell isn’t really an adept passer, even considering his position. Still, his .38 assists per 36 minutes with Richard Hamilton is decently high. Maybe there’s a little chemistry between the two players who’ve spent the last six years playing together.

Assists to Jason Maxiell

Total


Assist Amount
McGrady 5
Stuckey 14
Bynum 6
Gordon 9
Hamilton 12
Prince 9
Daye 3
Summers 0
Wilcox 0
Villanueva 2
Monroe 1
Wallace 0
None 32

Per 36 minutes with each player


Assist Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 220 0.82
Stuckey 620 0.81
Bynum 243 0.89
Gordon 414 0.78
Hamilton 478 0.90
Prince 497 0.65
Daye 309 0.35
Summers 83 0.00
Wilcox 21 0.00
Villanueva 391 0.18
Monroe 202 0.18
Wallace 240 0.00
None 930 1.24

What we learned

Nobody assisted Jason Maxiell more than Richard Hamilton, which supports the idea above that the two have a chemistry together.

If the Pistons hire Rick Adelman, Greg Monroe, and maybe to a lesser degree Ben Wallace and Chris Wilcox, will pass more out of the high post. Maxiell certainly wouldn’t fill that role, but if he wants to finally earn a regular spot in the rotation, he’d have to complement it.

Although undersized, Maxiell plays like a typical big man. He doesn’t show many skills outside the paint. That might explain why, in order, his assists came point guards then shootings guards then small forwards then bigs. Perhaps, the Pistons didn’t ask Maxiell to make the cuts that would lead to bigs assisting him. But maybe that’s not in his skillset. If the latter is true, that wouldn’t bode well for Maxiell fitting into Adelman’s offense.

Assist Charts 2010-11: DaJuan Summers

This is the first installment of a new series called “Assist Charts.” For each of the 13 Pistons who played this year, I’m going to show who 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.

Up today, DaJuan Summers.

DaJuan Summers assists to

Total


Field goal Amount
McGrady 0
Stuckey 0
Bynum 0
Gordon 1
Hamilton 0
Prince 1
Daye 0
Wilcox 0
Villanueva 0
Maxiell 0
Monroe 0
Wallace 0

Per 36 minutes with each player


Field goal Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 17 0.00
Stuckey 60 0.00
Bynum 113 0.00
Gordon 126 0.29
Hamilton 24 0.00
Prince 30 1.20
Daye 86 0.00
Wilcox 16 0.00
Villanueva 105 0.00
Maxiell 83 0.00
Monroe 117 0.00
Wallace 15 0.00

What we learned

DaJuan Summers doesn’t pass much. Among players with at least 90 minutes this season, just Ike Diogu, Robin Lopez and Serge Ibaka had fewer assists per 36 minutes this year.

I don’t really blame Summers. Although he showed a decent passing ability at Georgetown, Summers is more adept at scoring. He rarely played meaningful minutes, so in garbage time, why wouldn’t he shoot a lot? That’s his only chance to show what he brings.

Any team, including the Pistons, that considers giving Summers a rotation spot next season should be wary of Summers’ shoot-first style, though. That can be a tough habit to break.

Assists to DaJuan Summers

Total


Assist Amount
McGrady 1
Stuckey 8
Bynum 6
Gordon 0
Hamilton 0
Prince 1
Daye 2
Wilcox 0
Villanueva 1
Maxiell 2
Monroe 2
Wallace 1
None 4

Per 36 minutes with each player


Assist Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 17 2.12
Stuckey 60 4.80
Bynum 113 1.91
Gordon 126 0.00
Hamilton 24 0.00
Prince 30 1.20
Daye 86 0.84
Wilcox 16 0.00
Villanueva 105 0.34
Maxiell 83 0.87
Monroe 117 0.62
Wallace 15 2.40
None 199 0.72

Unassisted field goals per 36 minutes is based on the player’s total minutes.

What we learned

Eighty-six percent of Summers’ field goals were assisted, which led the Pistons. As I’ve said before, the percentage of Greg Monroe’s field goals that were assisted was misleadingly low, because he converted so many putbacks.

Maybe I was wrong when I said Summers hasn’t shown a specialty that can get him consistent minutes. Maybe he’s a rotation-level spot-up shooter.

Of Summers’ 94 offensive plays listed by Synergy, 35 were spot-ups. That not only leads all his play types, it’s more plays than the next three (isolation, transition and cut) combined. On his spot-ups, Summers scored a respectable 1.09 points per play (71st in the NBA), including 9-of-18 shooting on 3-pointers.

No Detroit combo registered more assists per 36 minutes together than Rodney Stuckey-to-Summers (4.80). A team with a slasher looking to spread the floor could do worse than signing Summers this summer.