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Detroit Pistons stats: January 2016

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

This is an extension of a Fanpost I did last month. I decided to break it down one player at a time this time. The stats in red are from December. The stats in black are from January.

Andre Drummond

GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OREB DREB REB AST TOV STL BLK PF PTS
15 35 7.5 14.9 50.7 0.1 0.1 50 3.1 8.3 36.8 5.3 9.8 15.1 1 2.3 1.8 1.4 3.1 18.2
15 30.5 6.1 11.7 52.3 0 0.1 0 2.5 8.7 29.2 4.3 8.3 12.6 0.5 1.5 1.4 1.5 3.3 14.8

Andre suffered from a loss of minutes, which had a direct effect on his stats across the board. His FT% continues to plummet.

Reggie Jackson

GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OREB DREB REB AST TOV STL BLK PF PTS
15 31.8 7.6 16.6 45.8 1.4 3.9 35.6 4.7 5.2 89.7 1.1 2.9 3.9 6.7 2.8 0.8 0 2.5 21.3
15 30 6.7 15.2 44.3 1.3 3.6 35.2 2.2 2.9 75 0.6 1.6 2.2 6.2 1.9 0.6 0.1 1.9 16.9

Reggie stayed relatively consistent across the board, but one less FG and two less FTs per game dropped his overall PPG a few notches. His FT stats dropped as well, backing up some of his frustration lately over not getting calls. He did cut a turnover off of his total though.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OREB DREB REB AST TOV STL BLK PF PTS
15 38.2 5.3 13 41 1.5 5.3 29.1 2.9 3.5 81.1 0.9 2.9 3.9 2.3 1.3 1.9 0.3 2.7 15.1
15 36.9 6.1 12.9 47.4 1.8 5.2 34.6 2.7 3.1 85.1 0.9 3.7 4.6 1.6 2.1 1.3 0.4 2.6 16.7

Here is our star of the month. KCP's stats rose across the board, and his defense was as good as ever. His minutes went down and his production went up. His AST/TOV ratio suffered, assumedly from his increased offensive load.

Marcus Morris

GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OREB DREB REB AST TOV STL BLK PF PTS
15 36.9 5.5 11.8 46.9 1.3 2.9 44.2 2.9 3.9 74.1 1.1 3.7 4.8 2 2.1 0.7 0.3 1.9 15.2
14 35.1 4.4 10.6 41.2 0.8 3.1 25 2.4 2.9 82.9 1.1 3.4 4.5 2.5 1.6 0.5 0.4 2.4 11.9

Marcus's offensive efficiency took a big dive, especially from the 3 point line. He shot his FTs better, but averaged less per game anyway. I'm looking for a positive here... He took better care of the ball?

Ersan Ilyasova

GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OREB DREB REB AST TOV STL BLK PF PTS
15 29.6 4.5 10.4 42.9 1.7 4.7 35.2 1.7 2.5 65.8 1.9 4.5 6.4 1.1 1.3 1 0.9 2.7 12.3
14 28.3 4.6 11.2 41.4 1.3 4 32.1 1.2 1.7 70.8 2.8 4.5 7.3 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.4 2.4 11.8

Ersan is still charging along. A small dip here, a little bump there. He is what he is: An acceptable 5th starter or an excellent 6th man. I'd prefer the latter.

Stanley Johnson

GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OREB DREB REB AST TOV STL BLK PF PTS
15 22.4 3 8 37.5 0.9 2.5 35.1 0.7 0.9 84.6 0.3 3.2 3.5 1.3 1.1 0.5 0.1 1.9 7.6
15 24.9 3.6 8.9 40.6 1 3.1 31.9 1.5 1.9 79.3 0.9 3.3 4.2 1.9 1.7 0.9 0.2 2.8 9.7

Stanley saw a slight uptick in playing time, a slight increase in overall production, and a notable decrease in efficiency. Sounds like a rookie figuring things out.

Brandon Jennings

GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OREB DREB REB AST TOV STL BLK PF PTS
2 18.8 2.5 6.5 38.5 1 4 25 1 1.5 66.7 0 3.5 3.5 3.5 2 0 0 1 7
15 17.4 2.2 6.1 35.9 1.1 3.2 33.3 1.5 2.1 71 0.3 1.7 2 3.2 0.8 0.6 0.1 1.1 6.9

This doesn't help so much as a comparison, but as a snapshot of how Swag is playing after a month back on the court. I'm optimistic that this will look better come the end of February.

Aron Baynes

GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OREB DREB REB AST TOV STL BLK PF PTS
14 14 1.6 4.1 37.9 0 0 0 0.9 1.4 63.2 1.9 2.4 4.2 0.9 1.1 0.4 0.4 1.9 4
15 16.3 3.2 5.4 59.3 0 0 0 2.3 2.7 82.9 1.7 3.9 5.6 1 0.9 0.3 0.9 2.3 8.7

Remember the guy with the lobster claws? I like this guy better. Efficient scoring and solid rebounding. What more can you ask for out of your backup center?

Anthony Tolliver

GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OREB DREB REB AST TOV STL BLK PF PTS
15 19.1 2.1 4.7 43.7 1.6 3.9 41.4 0.3 0.5 62.5 0.4 3.4 3.8 0.9 0.4 0.5 0.3 1.1 6.1
15 19.8 1.9 4.7 41.4 1.4 3.7 37.5 0.9 1.2 72.2 0.6 2.6 3.2 0.9 0.4 0.2 0.2 1.1 6.1

The Tolliverse keeps plugging away with less than overwhelming results. The only Piston who's getting regular playing time and shooting the ball well from 3. He's solid, but I'd like to see him as the #5 big next year, with Ersan taking his 20MPG off the bench and an upgrade in the starting lineup.

The Rest of the Bench

Player GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OREB DREB REB AST TOV STL BLK PF PTS
Darrun Hilliard 8 5 0.6 2.5 25 0.3 0.9 28.6 1 1.3 80 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0 0.3 2.5
Darrun Hilliard 6 7.3 1 2 50 0.3 0.7 50 0.2 0.2 100 0 1.2 1.2 0.7 0.5 0.2 0 1 2.5
Joel Anthony 6 4.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 0.7 75 0 0.8 0.8 0 0 0.2 0.3 0.8 0.5
Joel Anthony 5 3.4 0.2 0.6 33.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 0.4 1.2 0 0 0 0.4 0.6 0.4
Reggie Bullock 6 2.7 0 0.2 0 0 0.2 0 0.3 0.3 100 0 0.2 0.2 0 0 0 0 0.2 0.3
Reggie Bullock 1 3.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Steve Blake 13 17.3 2.1 4.5 45.8 1.2 2.7 45.7 0.4 0.5 71.4 0.3 1.5 1.8 3.1 1.3 0.5 0.1 1.4 5.8
Steve Blake 2 5.4 1 1.5 66.7 1 1.5 66.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0.5 3

There's nothing overwhelming here. I threw it in for the sake of having the whole team represented. It's been mostly garbage minutes and random foul/injury trouble that has spurred these players into action. Spencer Dinwiddie did not see the court for the Pistons in January.

Final Thoughts

The team was 7-8 over the month of January. I know I was hoping that they would continue to improve after a solid December, but they played some tough teams and lost some tough games.

They lost to Indiana, San Antonio, Memphis, Chicago, New Orleans, Denver, Cleveland, and Toronto. Those teams have a combined winning percentage of .587, good enough for 4th in the West and 3rd in the East. The only dud teams in that bunch are New Orleans and Denver.

They beat Orlando, Boston, Brooklyn, Golden State, Houston, Utah, Philadelphia. Those teams have a combined winning percentage of .468, good enough for 8th in the West and 9th in the East. The playoff teams in that bunch are Golden State, Boston, and Houston, although Utah is knocking on the door.

Right now the Pistons are holding on to the 8th seed in the East. They'll have to stay at least .500 to stay in the playoffs, and could rise into home court with a nice run. If they slip though, there are several teams nipping at their heels in the crowded East.

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