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Who is sharing the love?

Andrew Bergmann has posted a new entry on Sekou Smith's Hang Time Blog looking into how each teams starting five distribute the ball. This is indicated by the graphic below (Click image to enlarge and zoom). The thickness of the grey lines linking one player to the other demonstrates the average number of passes between those two players, in both directions. Looking through the different teams while having a basic knowledge of how their offense runs you can see examples of heavy traffic between two players as a result of the team initiating their offense. Two examples that come to mind are the Spurs and Golden State where each team beings their offense in the high post through their PF (Duncan and Lee). As Andrew mentions:

A very clear picture emerges on which teams distribute the ball more evenly between players, such as the Nets, Bulls and Cavaliers. On the flip side, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin dominate passing for the Clippers, and likewise for Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio of the Timberwolves.

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Looking to our beloved Pistons, it confirms what we all know. Jennings and Smith sharing the majority of the ball, which has lead to one of the most dysfunctional offenses in the NBA. Behind the Jennings-Smith combination is Jennings-Moose. I think we can all agree that we would like to see this flipped with Jennings feeding the Moose more often but until we find ourselves with a new coach and a new system we will have to continue to be subjected to the ever chucking Swag-Smith collaboration.

What are your thoughts? Does any of this data surprise you?

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