Disclaimer: I did a lot of digging on the new SportVU camera data, and I will be posting some interesting results throughout the night.
With Doc Rivers in Los Angeles, there is an assumption that the offense would have a lot of movement, and there would be a lot less Chris Paul watching. Well, through the first 9 games, the offense has been a powerhouse. They are averaging 109.4 points per 100 possessions, which is 2nd in the NBA.
So has Chris Paul been without the ball more now? Not quite. According to the data collected from the SportVU Cameras, Paul leads the league in touches per game at 104.9, front court touches with 91.3, time of possession with 7.6 minutes per game, and assists with 12.8 per game. In other words, Chris Paul has the ball in his hands more than any other player in the NBA. This is another indicator that he is the best point guard in the league, and it shows how the Clippers get their flow going on offense, albeit a small sample size.
Stats via NBA.com. Check out today’s Fansided NBA Podcast here.