Forum Blue & Gold: Is anyone else ready for the season to just start?

I am, and I’m tired of bouncing around the Web looking for good, new Lakers info.

But I think I found something interesting. One of my favorite stats Web sites for statistics is Doug’s Stats, where the raw numbers people love to crunch can be found. The site is also is one of the few spots where you can find the stats for the preseason.

Now, preseason stats mean about as much as Ralph Nader in this election, but I still took a look at the Lakers numbers, and here is what jumped off the page.

  • The Lakers two best players were Andrew Bynum and Jordan Farmar. At least according to the Tendex players rating system. (For those unfamiliar, think of it sort of like a modified version of Hollinger’s PER, not perfect by any means but it provides a good snapshot of what has been happening.) Bynum had the highest number on the team, and he averaged 12 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in just 23 minutes. Farmar averaged 13 points per game in 22 minutes.

By the way, the Tendex rating sort of backs up our eyes on that, although Gasol also would have been in the mix for me.

  • Jordan Farmar shot 44.4% from three in the preseason (on 18 attempts). Radmanovic took the most threes, 29, and hit 37.9%, showing why Phil Jackson has him in with the starting unit. He is going to get a lot of looks in the season.
  • The only other Laker shooting above 33% from three was Odom. Fisher, even Coby Karl, were below that threshold.
  • Pau Gasol shot 66.7% for the preseason. Think he likes playing the four and getting to do a little face up?
  • Who got to the free throw line the most for the Lakers? Bynum. Followed by Gasol and Ariza.
  • Four Lakers averaged almost two steals per 48 minutes – Farmar, Ariza, Kobe and Walton. It’s a sign of how much more confident this team is with Bynum behind them that they take a few more risks.
  • Justin M.

    hey can you guys rate my fantasy team….

    PG- Mo Williams
    SG- T Mac
    SF- Melo
    PF- Dirk
    C- Yao
    G- O.J. Mayo
    F- Pau Gasol
    UTIL- Andre Miller

    Bench- Derrick Rose
    Bench- Jamal Crawford
    Bench- Al Thorton
    Bench- Cuttino Mobley

  • Fred A.

    [Comment ID #53099 Will Be Quoted Here]

    This would not be a good team at all from a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate this a 3.
    The reason is you have no proven championship quility players on your team except Mayo, Rose, and Gasol; and they are on the bench; and that does not make since.
    Starting Lineup
    PG: Mo William-he is good, but not great
    SG: T Mac-he can’t make it past the 1st round and he is just bad luck
    SF: Mello-he seem to lost his game playing with a HO!!! lol…
    PF: Dirk-he is okay, but not a winner
    C: YAO-just to soft
    I would have Rose starting at PG, Mayo starting at SG, Gasol start at PF, and then the start the rest all over.
    I am sorry my man!!!!!!!!! :)

  • Ubershorty

    But fantasy is about stats. So that team is decent, but you’ll be lacking in the assists, steals, and FG% categories.

  • pslakerfan

    I am not a fantasy guy, but on the surface I see a pattern. A lot of “soft” players. Not fantasy problem necessarily, just an interesting coincidence.

  • Lakers 24 7

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    wheres Kobe? CP3? or LeBron? lol missing out on all the important players dude

  • Michael_23

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    I believe that team minus Pau Gasol is an okay team. The Lakers can still beat them and your 1st year players need more experience. I think Greg Oden came out the preseason as a fav rookie which should be an interesting race for rookie of the year. Not a lot of pro scouting report on Oden so Bynum might have his hands full come opening night.

  • Justin M.

    Thanks for the feedback

  • brian

    justin m,

    i’ll be as honeset as i can be. your fantasy team isn’t too good. you will pretty much lose every week in these categories: fg%, blocks, rebs, and def assists.

    i believe my team is well balanced and far superior than yours but feel free to disagree and comment on my team.

    my team goes like this..

    PG- T.J. Ford
    SG- Dwyane Wade
    G- Joe Johnson
    SF- Danny Granger
    PF- Gerald Wallace
    F- LaMarcus Aldridge
    C- Pau Gasol
    C- Zach Randolph
    Util- Troy Murphy
    Util- Kirk Hinrich

    BN- Gilbert Arenas
    BN- Rudy Ferandez
    BN- Frnaciso Garcia
    BN- Jamario Moon

    what do you guys think of my team?!


    I gotta get my list together but this guy is on it…..

  • manylakerstitlestocome

    I don’t know about your guys’, buy my team is pretty good…
    PG: Wade
    SG: Pierce
    SF: Durant
    PF: Al Jefferson
    C: Bosh
    Util: Joe Johnson
    Util: Gerald Wallace
    Bench: Al Horford, Tony Parker, Rip Hamilton, Luol Deng, Heinrich, Zach Randolph