Assist Charts 2010-11: Ben Gordon

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 6
Stuckey 12
Bynum 4
Hamilton 4
Prince 19
Daye 21
Summers 0
Wilcox 8
Villanueva 64
Maxiell 9
Monroe 22
Wallace 2

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Field goal Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 871 0.25
Stuckey 895 0.48
Bynum 687 0.21
Hamilton 218 0.66
Prince 1067 0.64
Daye 852 0.89
Summers 126 0.00
Wilcox 516 0.56
Villanueva 1194 1.93
Maxiell 414 0.78
Monroe 1105 0.72
Wallace 571 0.13

What we learned

Whoa, Ben Gordon really got Charlie Villanueva involved. Of course, they’ll always be tied because they both signed big contracts in 2009, but Villanueva also played more minutes with Gordon than anyone else did. I’d probably try to keep playing the UConn pair together next season.

Otherwise, Gordon didn’t have many assists. He’s a scoring guard, and if you expected differently, that’s your fault, not his.

Assists to Player

Total

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Assist Amount
McGrady 34
Stuckey 35
Bynum 34
Hamilton 4
Prince 27
Daye 14
Summers 1
Wilcox 9
Villanueva 6
Maxiell 2
Monroe 14
Wallace 7
None 152

Per 36 minutes with each player

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Assist Minutes together Amount per 36 minutes together
McGrady 871 1.41
Stuckey 895 1.41
Bynum 687 1.78
Hamilton 218 0.66
Prince 1067 0.91
Daye 852 0.59
Summers 126 0.29
Wilcox 516 0.63
Villanueva 1194 0.18
Maxiell 414 0.17
Monroe 1105 0.46
Wallace 571 0.44
None 2131 2.57

What we learned

I wasn’t a big believer that the Pistons’ point guards have caused Gordon’s struggles the last two years, but I might be coming around. By a solid margin, nobody assisted Gordon more per minutes than Detroit’s three point guards – Tracy McGrady, Rodney Stuckey and Will Bynum.

Maybe Gordon is actually point guard dependent.

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