Since you don’t have mySynergySports and we do, we won’t rub it in too hard and we’ll even field a few questions for you.
— Patrick O’Regan (@PJORegan) September 26, 2012
If we went by the
electoral college coaches vote, your Defensive Player of the Year, Tyson Chandler, isn’t even close to being the DPoY. Maybe Synergy will say better for Tyson. All Best and Worst Points-Per-Possession ratings are for a minimum 10% of play type. The leader for each category is bold.
Tony Allen Overall Rank 108, 0.80 PPP – Best, P&R Ball Handler Rank 23, 0.63 PPP – Worst, Spot-Up Rank 260, 1.01 PPP
Dwight Howard Overall Rank 48, 0.75 PPP – Best, Isolation Rank 25, 0.61 PPP – Worst, P&R Roll Man Rank 44, 0.84 PPP
Serge Ibaka Overall Rank 280, 0.88 PPP – Best, Isolation Rank 147, 0.77 – Worst, Spot-Up Rank 217, 0.96 PPP
LeBron James Overall Rank 166, 0.83 PPP – Best, P&R Ball Handler Rank 34, 0.66 PPP – Worst, Spot-Up Rank 268, 1.02 PPP
Chris Paul Overall Rank 108, 0.80 PPP – Best, Isolation Rank 62, 0.67 PPP – Worst, Spot-Up Rank 118, 0.89 PPP
Kobe Bryant Overall Rank 166, 0.83 PPP – Best, P&R Ball Handler Rank 42, 0.68 PPP – Worst, Spot-Up (37.9% of time) Rank 251, 1.00 PPP
Tyson Chandler Overall Rank 108, 0.80 PPP – Best, Isolation Rank 17, 0.59 PPP – Worst, Spot-Up (30%) Rank 322, 1.08 PPP
Luol Deng Overall Rank 108, 0.80 PPP – Best, Isolation Rank 84, 0.70 PPP – Worst, Spot-Up Rank 173, 0.93 PPP
Kevin Garnett Overall Rank 108, 0.80 PPP – Best, P&R Roll Man Rank 8, 0.69 PPP – Worst, Isolation Rank 270, 0.93
Rajon Rondo Overall Rank 40, 0.74 PPP – Best, Isolation Rank 14, 0.58 PPP – Worst, Spot-Up Rank 110, 0.88 PPP
By the Synergy numbers, your DPoY is at best T-3 among the coaches candidates, with your real winner emerging from the cellar of the 2nd Team. Your 2011-12 SynergySports Defensive Player of the Year is *drum roll* Rajon Rondo.
@clintonite33 2nd ?of the Day: With Frye out in PHO, Beasley plays more 4,no?Thus changing projections, shot selection?
— Awesome McAwesome (@MGUCARS) September 26, 2012
Channing Frye is a true stretch 4, and Michael Beasley’s been gravitating further out in the last couple of seasons.
From sister site HoopData:
The Synergy offensive numbers:
Beasley certainly has the potential yet to become an all-around offensive force, unlike Frye who prefers to be primarily a deep threat as shown by his Spot-Up numbers. Beasley was actually more efficient from range than Frye in about half the tries, as both their HoopData and Synergy numbers show. Frye was actually quite a bit better in the Post than I’d expected, an area Beas clearly still needs a back-to-the-basket game in.
In short, while Beasley isn’t going to “awe” you with his threes, Mr. McAwesome, he’s quite capable of making them at a Frye Guy clip, at least in a couple less pops a game. In time he may develop a rep as someone who can’t be left alone on the arc, but in the meantime I hope you’re a fan of hero-ball, cause that seems to be Beasley’s specialty until further notice.
@ut_jazz_fan “Good job guys! Have a seat, it’s my turn.” Oh, you mean complementing… heh. Good Q.
— Clint Peterson (@Clintonite33) October 2, 2012
Mitchell clarified his tweet to say how will Randy Foye, now a Jazzman, complement the guys he’ll be playing with. Here’s the Jazz’s current depth chart courtesy the mothership (Logjam? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?).
The logjam on the Jazz isn’t where we keep hearing it is, but on the wing where Alec Burks will do his best to demand minutes every second of playing time he gets. Hayward played the third-most minutes on the team last year so it wouldn’t surprise to see Burks get those minutes at the 2 while Foye slides over to spell Mo Williams at the 1.
At media day, after Foye made one of the oddest analogies ever where he compared Utah to a PBS program with “lions hunting Gisele,” he said this:
Foye: “I’m a combo guard so I’m guessin’ I’ll be playing both.”
David Locke: “You’d rather play 2 than 1?”
Foye: “I would rather play 2 than 1.”
Synergy actually likes Foye at either spot — his PPP numbers from last year, where he was primarily a 2, and his numbers from 2009-10, where he was primarily a 1, are very similar with an almost directly inverse proportion of percentage in his two most-used offensive play types.
2009-10 Foye was the P&R Ball Handler 43.8% of the time, connecting on 0.88 PPP, ranked 52 and took Spot-Ups 19.1% of the time, hitting a solid 1.06 PPP, ranked 84.
2011-12 Foye was the P&R Ball Handler 18.8% of the time, connecting on 0.82 PPP, ranked 59 and took Spot-Ups 40.6% of the time hitting on 1.03 PPP, ranked 88.
Whatever capacity Ty Corbin chooses to use him in he should be about equally effective, and if Hayward is out there at the 3 facilitating, defenses won’t be able to leave the .366 career 3-shooter Foye floating which should open up some paint space for young guns Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter to operate more effectively than last season when Utah had no consistent perimeter threat.
With a career 19.5 AST% Foye is a good fit for Utah who will help bring a measure of patience, balance, and order to a young second unit.