Assist Charts 2010-11: Charlie Villanueva

This is the latest installment of a series called “Assist Charts.” For each of the 13 Pistons who played this year, I’m going to show whom they assisted and who assisted them.

Each post will be divided into two sections: Player assists to and Assists from player. Player assists to shows who the featured player assisted. Assists from player shows who assisted the featured player.

Each section will display two pie graphs and corresponding tables. One graph and table will show totals, and the other set will show per 36 minutes.

All the graphs and tables are color-coded with a specific color assigned to each player throughout the series. Point guards are blue. Shooting guards are orange. Small forwards are green. Power forwards are red. Centers are yellow.

Player assists to

Total

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Field goal Amount
McGrady 4
Stuckey 2
Bynum 2
Gordon 6
Hamilton 6
Prince 11
Daye 4
Summers 1
Wilcox 5
Maxiell 2
Monroe 4
Wallace 1

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Field goal Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 588 0.24
Stuckey 740 0.10
Bynum 726 0.10
Gordon 1194 0.18
Hamilton 359 0.60
Prince 729 0.54
Daye 546 0.26
Summers 105 0.34
Wilcox 307 0.59
Maxiell 391 0.18
Monroe 650 0.22
Wallace 322 0.11

What we learned

Overshadowed by his larger problems, Charlie Villanueva hasn’t passed well in Detroit. His two worst seasons for assists per game and assists per 36 minutes have both come in his two years with the Pistons. Villanueva has never stood out as a passer, but he’s been particularly irrelevant in Detroit.

Per 36 minutes with each of his teammates, Villanueva assisted Richard Hamilton most often (.60 assists per 36 minutes). But every other Piston who played last year had a teammate he assisted more often per 36 minutes together. Essentially, it appears Villanueva failed to develop a passing rapport with a single teammate last year.

Assists to Player

Total

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Assist Amount
McGrady 22
Stuckey 51
Bynum 44
Gordon 64
Hamilton 19
Prince 16
Daye 10
Summers 0
Wilcox 1
Maxiell 1
Monroe 6
Wallace 5
None 74

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Assist Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 588 1.35
Stuckey 740 2.48
Bynum 726 2.18
Gordon 1194 1.93
Hamilton 359 1.91
Prince 729 0.79
Daye 546 0.66
Summers 105 0.00
Wilcox 307 0.12
Maxiell 391 0.09
Monroe 650 0.33
Wallace 322 0.56
None 1666 1.60

What we learned

Charlie Villanueva had a very high percentage of his field goals assisted by guards, and small forwards also assisted many more of Villanueva’s baskets than bigs did. Villanueva made fewer shots assisted by big men per 36 minutes on the court with each of them than Greg Monroe or Chris Wilcox did – which is even more notable when you consider Monroe and Wilcox were counting on assists from Villanueva, an uninspiring passer, and Villanueva gained from assists from Monroe and Wilcox, both pretty good passers for their size. Many of Monroe’s and Wilcox’s successful passes went to cutters. This suggests Villanueva didn’t move very actively without the ball.

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