Los Angeles Lakers Hoop Data: A Statistical Look at the 2010-11 Team

November 10th, 2010 by In Simmons' Footsteps Leave a reply »
So far, this season, the Los Angeles Lakers have managed to score over 100 points in every game.  Oh, and they're undefeated on the season as well (8-0), one of only two teams remaining undefeated (New Orleans Hornets are the other team).

Clearly, the Lakers have had no problem offensively.  In fact, they contain two of the top eight players in the league relating to player efficiency rating (PER).  Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant hold 28.60 and 25.41 PERs respectively, in comparison to the league average of 14.27.

Pau Gasol has meshed with this Lakers team incredibly since his 2008 trade from the Grizzlies.  Gasol averaged at least 18 points and nine boards per game in each of his two full seasons with the Lakers.  His free-throw percentage has sat consistently at about 80 percent while his FG percentage has varied between 51 percent to 58.9 percent (above average for an NBA power forward). 

The FT percentage surely has to have head coach Phil Jackson smiling as Gasol goes to the line, on average, six times per game, not including an "and one" just about every game (0.77 "and ones" per game).

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