Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bulls' Stats With and Without Rose

A look at the Bulls' numbers this season with and without Derrick Rose.

Bulls' Stats With and Without Rose

On the surface, Derrick Rose's unfortunate season-ending injury would seem to have a huge effect on the Bulls' first-round series with the Sixers. But Chicago did play 40% of their season without the reigning MVP and played those 27 games to a .667 winning percentage that would have been good enough for second in the conference.

Statistically, the Bulls' offense lost a little more than four points a game without Rose and saw its shooting percentages drop by about two points on both two- and three-point attempts.

Here are the Bulls' regular season numbers in games Rose played, in games he didn't, and the differences:


 Games 39  27  — 
 Record 32-7  18-9  — 
   Pct. .821  .667  — 
 Pts./Game 98.08  93.85  -4.23 
   Opp. 89.36  86.44  -2.92 
 FG Pct.      46.1%  43.8%  -2.3 
   Opp. 42.4%  41.8%  -0.6 
 2-Pt. FG Pct. 48.13%  45.71%  -2.42 
   Opp. 44.50%  43.67%  -0.83 
 3-Pt. FG Pct. 38.4%  36.3%  -2.1 
   Opp. 32.3%  32.7%  +0.4 
 3-Pt. FGM/Game 6.46  6.19  -0.27 
   Opp. 4.72  4.48  -0.24 
 FT Pt. 72.7%  71.4%  -1.3 
   Opp. 72.4%  76.5%  +4.1 
 FTA/Game 21.33  20.81  -0.52 
   Opp. 20.15  18.26  -1.89 
 Rebounds/Game      46.13  47.44  +1.31 
   Opp. 39.26  41.04  +1.78 
 Off. Reb./Game 13.26  14.74  +1.48 
   Opp. 11.41  11.30  -0.11 
 Assists/Game 23.54  22.56  -0.98 
   Opp. 19.69  17.67  -2.02 
 Steals/Game 6.92  6.89  -0.03 
   Opp. 7.85  6.81  -1.04 
 Turnovers/Game 13.85  12.85  -1.00 
   Opp. 12.54  12.56  +0.02 
 Blocks/Game 5.49  6.44  +0.95 
   Opp. 4.85  5.70  +0.85 


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