Thursday, January 13, 2011
How Louis Williams is Holding Back the Sixers - On a very very basic level, [Usage Rate] judges the ball-hogginess of a player during his time on the court. Obviously the best players will have higher usage rates because they'll have the most plays run for them on the court. That's why guys like Kobe, Durant, and Carmelo are above him. But there is no excuse for Louis Williams to have the 14th highest USG% in the entire league. Absolutely none.
At a 27.5% clip according to BR (26.2% for Hollinger), Lou is highest on the team. Next highest among qualified players is Jrue Holiday at 22.1%. That 5.4% difference between the top two usage rates is the fourth most in the league, behind Carmelo Anthony and the Nuggets, Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, and Amare Stoudemire and the Knicks.
So Lou Will is a ball hog -- what else is new? For real though Rod Thorn, Ed Stefanski, Doug Collins need to get together and find a way to trade this guy (and Iguodala, but that's another story) for some defense as soon as they can. I love his Twitter and he seems like your average egomaniacal 24 year-old NBA player...but dude needs to go. Especially since the building blocks of this squad need more playing time.
And that picture looks just as much like disappointment as it does like O-face. Funny how close those are.