It’s only 9 games into the season so we’re still in the Small Sample Size Theatre zone, but here are some interesting individual statistics this far into the young season:
Arron Afflalo is shooting 52 percent from three-point range in nine games. His eight treys on Wednesday night was the highlight of what has been a terrific start of the season for Afflalo. He’s well above his 38.9 percent career three-point shooting so this number is bound to drop in time. The question is: How far?
In the 227 minutes that Victor Oladipo has played the Magic have shot 112 free throws. That is compared to the 73 free throws taken in the 210 minutes that VO has been off the court. Olapido is Orlando’s most aggressive point guard at the moment. He’s attacking the basket and creating opportunities at the line for both him and his teammates, however….
Oladipo has an efficiency rating of just 11, which is lower than the league average and his offensive rating of 86 is lowest on the team besides Doron Lamb who just came back from an ankle injury. These number’s aren’t necessarily surprising since Oladipo is a rookie still learning his way around the league. Both stats should improve – but probably not dramatically – as the season goes on.
Vuc’s shot chart shows a clear preference towards the right side of the floor. A lot more activity on the right and he’s shooting a better percentage. However, if you look at his individual shots on the low-block on the right side, he’s missed all but one shot.
Jameer is really struggling right now. He’s shooting 35.8 percent from the field which is well below his career average of 44.6. He should be able to pick it up later in the season, but his offensive efficiency is waning and he’s always been below average defensively.