Re: Could Faverani hit these numbers?
posted at 1/17/2014 11:58 AM EST
In response to wicksandrowe's comment:
Here’s what a starting NBA center looks like statistically:
- he scores at 11.28 PPG. That would be Robin Lopez.
- he rebounds at 7.75 RPG. That would be Pau Gasol.
- he blocks shots at 1.3 BPG. That would be Jonas Valanciunas.
The composite center, Mr. Average, would be Spencer Hawes at 11 PPG, 7.2 RPG, and 1.4 BPG.
Can Faverani, with starter's minutes, approximate those numbers?
I think he can.
He's no one-trick pony, i.e., just a space-eating gorilla. He is legitimately 6'11" with good reach and timing. He has good hands and scoring touch inside and out. He makes his foul shots, He's a grown man and he looks unfazed by physical play. He has the basketball smarts to adapt to what lies ahead.
I'm assuming that these numbers are per-40 min?
FYI, per-36 min, Vitor is averaging 5.8 PF. That means he's likely to foul out if he had to play 40min in a game.
Moreover, his total rebound rate is a pedestrian 14.6%. TRB% is the estimate of available rebounds a player grabbed while he was on the floor and has nothing to do with minutes. Pau Gasol's TRB% is 16.5 and he's 33.
2013-14 Advance Stats...
- Vitor: 14.6
- Lopez: 14.6
- Gasol: 16.5
- Valanciunas: 16.7
ORtg - Offensive Rating: An estimate of points produced (player) or scored (team) per 100 possessions
- Vitor: 93
- Lopez: 125
- Gasol: 98 (career low)
- Valanciunas: 110
DRtg - Defensive Rating: An estimate of points allowed per 100 possessions
- Vitor: 102
- Lopez: 107
- Gasol: 106
- Valanciunas: 102
PER - Player Efficiency Rating: a measure of per-minute production (15.0 is NBA average)
- Vitor: 11.5
- Lopez: 16.7
- Gasol: 17.6
- Valanciunas: 14.4
BLK% - Block Percentage: an estimate of the percentage of an opponent, 2-point FG attempts block by the player while he was on the floor.
- Vitor: 4.5
- Lopez: 3.2 (career low)
- Gasol: 3.3
- Valanciunas: 2.9
Lopez was never a good rebounder, but is better on the offensive boards than Vitor and is a far more productive overall, as PER indicates.
Among the the players mentioned Vitor leads in BLK%, but is tied with Valanciunas for 4th in Defensive Rating.
Vitor's rebounding numbers are skewed by his opening game performance vs the Bucks (18 rebounds). He's only reached double digits in rebounds only once since.
Conclusion: Vitor is a backup. Nothing more.