[OC] Here's how Pelicans' Twin Towers, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins score their points based on type of play

[OC] Here's how Pelicans' Twin Towers, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins score their points based on type of play

Interesting that Demarcus ISO’s a lot compared to AD. Other than that, they’re both utilizing their skill set really well.

Charts are done in Python using packages matplotlib and pandas.

All data is from stats.nba.com.

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Here is version with putbacks. Funny thing is I have already made several charts such as this but haven't noticed that put backs are missing, that's what happens when you copy categories by hand I guess. Thanks to /u/LieutenantKumar for pointing that out.

Teams have been doubling AD off the ball so Boogie is getting single coverage for the most part. Basically teams are forcing Boogie to be the decision maker and beat them (and it's been working for the Pels.) When it doesn't work, things get ugly. Getting Rondo back will help a lot in that regard.

I missed out on it, thanks for making it clear for future work.

After watching nearly every game, we might be operating under different definitions of post up.

Edit: AD rarely posts up is what I'm saying. He almost always is facing the basket when he catches the ball.

Any reason you left out put-backs?

Actually a ton of AD possessions begin with a post entry. He then faces up to do whatever

Thanks for the update. It really shows where they complement each other. Boogie is tasked with creation while AD is tasked with the off ball stuff like cuts and put backs.

I think you fit all the abbreviations you could into that sentence.

Hey, I took all of the data from nba.com, and all of that data is tracked, so it could be that those points are points scored from post locations, not when he backs down someone for example. So those cases that you mentioned could be calculated into those points.

Nice work. Lots of info immediately in my brain