Pure Speculation: Monta Ellis and Corey Maggette Are Keys To Warriors Success

January 8th, 2010 by Simon Feldspar Leave a reply »
Monta Ellis and Corey Maggette are combining for 44.3 points per game, which is 41.3 percent of Golden State’s overall scoring. They are both accumulating a lot of value, but in different ways.

Maggette is putting in high quality minutes with a 21.01 PER, though he is only averaging 28.5 of them on the season. He is scoring 18.6 points per game to Ellis’ 25.7, but is on the court for an average of 13 less minutes than Ellis.

Maggette’s minutes have been increasing throughout the season:

October (2 games)- 22.0 minutes per game

November (14 games) - 25.7 minutes per game

December (15 games) – 30.6 minutes per game

January (3 games) – 33.7 minutes per game

Over the last 12 games he has averaged 10.1 free-throws per game (he’s averaging 7.7 attempts on the season), shooting 85.1 percent from that distance. Corey leads the league in field goal percentage for small forwards at 53.3 percent. If he didn’t shoot a three pointer this year (6/31=.194), then his field goal percentage would be at 56.4 percent.

His 9.8 rebounds per 48 minutes are tied for the third best among small for ...

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