Friday, April 22, 2016

Where Are They Now: End of 2015-2016 Regular Season

Eric Bledsoe (Phoenix Suns)
34.2 MPG, 45.3% FG, 37.2 % 3PT, 4 Reb, 6/1 Ast, 20.4 PTS, -1.6 +/-, 106 ORtg, 107 DRtg

Poor Bledsoe. A bad year because of his team's poor performance, made worse by a season ending injury at the end of December. Here's to hoping he comes back better next year.

Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
27.7 MPG, 42.3% FG, 34.3% 3PT, 2.5 Reb, 2.6 Ast, 13.8 PTS, -4.9 +/-, 102 ORtg, 112 DRtg

With more pressure on Booker with all of Phoenix's injuries his numbers suffered a bit since the all star break.  Still he put together a solid rookie season.

Willie Cauley-Stein (Sacramento Kings)
21.4 MPG, 56.3% FG, 5.3 Reb, 7.0 PTS, -1.2 +/-, 119 ORtg, 107 DRtg

Cauley-Stein had a very good rookie season. He did much better than I imagined. It will be interesting to see how he does in his second season.

DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings)
34.6 MPG, 45.1% FG, 33.3% 3Pt, 11.5 Reb, 3.3 Ast, 26.9 PTS, 0.6 +/-, 103 ORtg, 103 DRtg

Cousins continues to wast away in Sacramento. He's one of the most talked about players in the NBA for a bad team. Either he's being discusses as a potential trade, or he's being discussed as an uncoachable and uncaring player. He'll have yet another coach in Sacramento next season and so we'll see how he does, but honestly I'm starting to lose hope and interest.

Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)
35.5 MPG, 49.3% FG, 32.4% 3Pt, 10.3 Reb, 1.9 Ast, 24.3 PTS, -3.3 +/-, 110 ORtg, 104 DRtg

A bust of a season for Davis who ends up out at the end of the season with an injury. It was his worst offensive season to date going by his offensive rating. I don't understand why New Orleans changed their coaches after last season, but it didn't work out too well for them. Hopefully Davis will be back next season healthy and with a better team.

Archie Goodwin (Phoenix Suns)
19.5 MPG, 41.7% FG, 23.2% 3Pt, 2.5 Reb, 2.1 Ast, 8.9 PTS, -3.7 +/-, 95 ORtg, 111 DRtg

Goodwin got his chance this year with all the injuries in Phoenix, but I can't see him getting another contract. We'll keep our fingers crossed that he gets another season.

Aaron Harrison (Charlotte Hornets)
4.4 MPG, 26.3% FG, 30.0% 3Pt, 0.7 Reb, 0.9 PTS, -0.3 +/-, 77 ORtg, 103 DRtg

Harrison continued to go back and forth this season to the D-League. His D-League numbers improved consistently. Hopefully he can continue to improve next season.

Terrence Jones (Houston Rockets)
20.9 MPG, 45.2% FG, 31.6% 3Pt, 4.2 Reb, 0.8 Ast, 8.7 PTS, -4.8 +/-, 104 ORtg, 109 DRtg

Jones continued to have injury and health issues. His latest is an upper respiratory infection. After a very solid year last season, this season has been a mess. Hopefully next year he can bounce back to good health.

Enes Kanter (Oklahoma City Thunder)
21.0 MPG, 57.6% FG, 8.1 Reb, 12.7 PTS, 1.5 +/-, 123 ORtg, 105 DRtg

Offensively Kanter had a great regular season. The knock on Kanter continues to be his defensive abilities which keep him out of fourth quarters in close games. So far in the playoffs he's putting up very good numbers so we'll see how he continues to play.

Brandon Knight (Phoenix Suns)
36.0 MPG, 41.5% FG, 34.2% 3Pt, 3.9 Reb, 5.1 Ast, 19.6 PTS, -4.0 +/-, 100 ORtg, 111 DRtg

A bad year for Knight ending in surgery. Let's take a look at a minute at something about Knight and the trade that got Knight from Milwaukee to Phoenix.

In 2014-2015 Knight played in 51 games for Milwaukee. He had an offensive rating of 105 and a defensive rating of 103 during that stretch. Both the best of his career up to that point. Since leaving he has not done so well with an offensive rating of 100 and defensive rating of 111. The Bucks were 28-23 when they traded Knight. After Knight they were 13-18, then this season went 33-49.

Trey Lyles (Utah Jazz)
17.3 MPG, 43.8% FG, 38.3% 3Pt, 3.7 Reb, 6.1 PTS, -0.6 +/-, 102 ORtg, 105 DRtg

Lyles continued to improve and put together a solid rookie season. Interesting to see how he improves next season.

Nerlens Noel (Philadelphia 76ers)
29.3 MPG, 52.1% FG, 8.1 Reb, 1.8 Ast, 11.1 PTS, -6.9 +/-, 99 ORtg, 103 DRtg

Noel continued to improve all season. Next year will be his third year and we should see a consistent year. One would hope that the Sixers could be better next season and that would help.

Patrick Patterson (Toronto Raptors)
25.6 MPG, 41.4% FG, 36.2% 3Pt, 4.3 Reb, 1.2 Ast, 6.9 PTS, 5.1 +/-, 108 ORtg, 107 DRtg

After a shaky start to the season Patterson put together another solid year. He's played well so far in the playoffs.

Tayshaun Prince (Minnesota Timberwolves)
19.0 MPG, 44.5% FG, 1.9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2.9 PTS, -1.7 +/-, 100 ORtg, 113 DRtg

After averaging 19 minutes a game Prince hopes to play again next year. We'll be rooting for you Tayshaun.

Julius Randle (Los Angeles Lakers)
28.2 MPG, 42.9% FG, 10.2 Reb, 1.8 Ast, 11.3 PTS, -8.4 +/-, 97 ORtg, 108 DRtg

A fairly common rookie season. Should see improvement from Randle next season.

Rajon Rondo (Sacramento Kings)
35.2 MPG, 45.4% FG, 36.5% 3Pt, 6.0 Reb, 11.9 Ast, 11.9 PTS, -2.1 +/-, 105 ORtg, 107 DRtg

A return to form for Rondo this season. Too bad it was on the Kings. Rondo like Cousins are both UK grads who have horrible reputations. So odd they both ended up on the same team. Who knows where he'll be next year.

Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves)
32.0 MPG, 54.2% FG, 10.5 Reb, 2.0 Ast, 18.3 PTS, -1.6 +/-, 112 Ortg, 106 DRtg

What a great rookie season and one of the reasons why the Timberwolves coaching job is so coveted. It will be interesting to see how he does with his new head coach next year.

John Wall (Washington Wizards)
36.2 MPG, 42.4% FG, 35.1% 3Pt, 4.9 Reb, 10.2 Ast, 19.9 PTS, 1.3 +/-, 102 ORtg, 104 DRtg

A very disappointing season for Wall and the Wizards.

James Young (Boston Celtics)

6.9 MPG, 30.6% FG, 23.1% 3Pt, 0.9 Reb, 1.0 PTS, -0.9 +/-, 84 ORtg, 106 DRtg

Young spent his second season bouncing up and down to the D-League. I will be surprised to see him in the NBA next season, but we'll keep our fingers crossed.

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