|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 18, 2012 at 6:30 AM|
ESPN posted a few articles that showed the Celtics foul percentages.
Earlier we spotlighted the Celtics players that were drawing the most and-1s on the team this season. Wondering which Boston players are drawing the most shooting fouls overall? Here's a glimpse at the team leaders in shooting foul percentage, as logged by Synergy Sports (league rank in parentheses, minimum of 75 plays):
Paul Pierce - 13 percent (48)
Chris Wilcox - 12.8 (52)
Jared Sullinger - 10.4 (101)
Jeff Green - 10.2 (107)
Brandon Bass - 9.5 (125)
Kevin Garnett - 9.4 (128)
Leandro Barbosa - 7.6 (185)
Jason Terry - 6.0 (223)
Rajon Rondo - 5.7 (228)
Courtney Lee - 4.4 (256)
The Celtics rank fourth in the league in free throw percentage (79.3), but only 17th in terms of free throws attempted per game (22.1). After Saturday's loss in San Antonio, Celtics coach Doc Rivers lamented his team's inability to get to the charity stripe, noting how free throws not only provide easy points, but allow a team to get back on defense and get set after makes.
We need Rondo higher on that list, and that's part of the problem for the Celtics. Lee should be higher as well. These are two guys in the backcourt that can get to the paint. They shouldn't be that low on this list. Here's the and1 list.
The Boston Celtics rank 29th in the league in 3-point field goals made per game, but there's more than one way to put three points on the scoreboard? Being able to finish through contact can often provide a similar momentum jolt as a shot from beyond the arc. With help from Synergy Sports data, a look at the Celtics' individual leaders in and-1 plays through 23 games this season:
10 - Paul Pierce
6 - Jeff Green
5 - Kevin Garnett
4 - Jason Terry
3 - Chris Wilcox, Jared Sullinger, Rajon Rondo
2 - Brandon Bass
1 - Courtney Lee, Leandro Barbosa
Green not bad, shows how good he can be when aggressive. But as you see Rondo is low on the list again. Rondo you need to get going!
Categories: Celtics By The Numbers