A Post-Christmas Post about the Knicks Offense

Let's take shooting efficiency from the field (points per shot) and see how it is affected by having Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, and Jason Kidd on or off the floor.

First, with all 3 on the floor, here are the PPS stats for every Knicks player with >= 30 FGA (each list is NAME/FGA/PPS):

With melo, Tyson, & Kidd

  1. Tyson Chandler, 75, 1.36
  2. Jason Kidd, 74, 1.284
  3. Carmelo Anthony, 233, 1.189
  4. Ronnie Brewer, 63, 1.032
  5. J.R. Smith, 74, 0.973
  6. Raymond Felton, 175, 0.926

Now, we'll take each of them off, one at a time. The number in () is the ∆PPS from the above list with all 3 on the court.

Without Melo, With Tyson & Kidd

  1. Tyson Chandler, 33, 1.333 (-0.027)
  2. J.R. Smith, 39, 0.872 (-0.101)
  3. Jason Kidd, 39, 0.872 (-0.412)
  4. Raymond Felton, 79, 0.797 (-0.129)

Without Tyson, With Melo & Kidd

  1. Carmelo Anthony, 41, 1.0 (-0.189)

Without Kidd, With Melo & Tyson

  1. Tyson Chandler, 65, 1.446 (+0.086)
  2. Carmelo Anthony, 157, 0.968 (-0.221)
  3. Raymond Felton, 122, 0.844 (-0.082)
  4. Ronnie Brewer, 38, 0.816 (-0.216)
  5. J.R. Smith, 65, 0.769 (-0.204)

Conclusion

The stats pretty much speak for themselves, don't they? What they suggest is that the offense takes a significant hit when any of the three come off the floor. Also, Tyson Chandler appears to be the only Knicks player whose efficiency doesn't fluctuate too much regardless of who is on the court with him.

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