It’s a team game, but professional basketball fans do love to follow individual statistics. So how are some of the Bobcats doing so far?
Well, Ramon Sessions is 14th in scoring at 14.3 points per game and 17th in assists with 4.8 per game, Ben Gordon is top ten in free-throw percentage, Bismack Biyombo is 14th in blocks per game with 1.5, Gerald Henderson is 25th in steals per game and Byron Mullens is tied for 18th in player efficiency.
Don’t be surprised that Kemba Walker’s name isn’t up there; He hasn’t played in every game and he’s gotten a lot of rest.
As far as the team itself is concerned, the ‘Cats aren’t doing so well. They’re 27th in scoring at 89 points per game, 17th in points allowed per game at 96, and 27th in field goal percentage at just over 40 percent per game.
Also, despite Mike Dunlap’s desire to rain three-balls on opponents, the Bobcats are just 24th in three-point-percentage.
They’re also shooting less than 70 percent from the line (recipe for disaster), averaging less than 20 assists per game (recipe for disaster), and averaging less than 40 rebounds per game (recipe for disaster).
What does all this mean? Not much, since it’s the preseason.
But, what it does tell you is that despite having a few guys doing well in a few statistical categories, the Bobcats are still one of the worst teams in the NBA.