25 Apr 2005 10:04:27
Patricia Bender
Where's the Fundamentals?


And here they are! The finalists for this season's game of "Where's the
Fundamentals?" It is pretty clear what these guys need to work on this
summer.

Stats from Doug Steele's wonderful page
http://www.dougstats.com/


Less than 62% FT (Min. 25 attempts)
Player FTM-FTA PCT
Greg Ostertag (Sac) 13-38 .342
Jahidi White (Cha) 14-40 .350
Brian Skinner (Sac, Phi) 25-70 .357
Darvin Ham (Det) 12-31 .387
Ben Wallace (Det) 130-304 .428
Michael Ruffin (Was) 29-67 .433
Kris Humphries (Uta) 44-101 .436
Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) 353-765 .461
Rasho Nesterovic (SA) 14-30 .467
Andris Biedrins (GS) 19-40 .475
Steven Hunter (Pho) 78-163 .479
Ryan Humphrey (Mem) 18-37 .486
Mark Madsen (Min) 20-40 .500
Joel Przybilla (Por) 90-174 .517
Etan Thomas (Was) 76-144 .528
Reggie Evans (Sea) 125-234 .534
Anderson Varejao (Cle) 68-127 .535
Dan Gadzuric (Mil) 107-199 .538
Brandon Hunter (Orl) 21-39 .538
Antoine Walker (Bos, Atl) 201-373 .539
Robert Traylor (Cle) 55-102 .539
Alan Henderson (Dal) 41-76 .539
Viktor Khryapa (Por) 23-42 .548
DeShawn Stevenson (Orl) 56-101 .554
Adonal Foyle (GS) 40-72 .556
Mario Kasun (Orl) 24-43 .558
Maurice Taylor (NY) 24-43 .558
Francisco Elson (Den) 45-79 .570
David Harrison (Ind) 52-91 .571
Kwame Brown (Was) 74-129 .574
Carlos Delfino (Det) 23-40 .575
Melvin Ely (Cha) 122-212 .575
Loren Woods (Tor) 34-59 .576
Alonzo Mourning (Mia, NJ) 82-141 .582
Jared Jeffries (Was) 101-173 .584
John Thomas (Min) 27-46 .587
Jamal Sampson (Cha) 23-39 .590
Pape Sow (Tor) 16-27 .593
Ruben Patterson (Por) 169-282 .599
Darius Miles (Por) 129-215 .600
Samuel Dalembert (Phi) 89-148 .601
Jamaal Magloire (NO) 74-123 .602
Matt Barnes (Sac) 35-58 .603
Zendon Hamilton (Mil) 29-48 .604
Erick Dampier (Dal) 138-228 .605
Dale Davis (Ind, GS) 60-99 .606
Brendan Haywood (Was) 159-261 .609
Emeka Okafor (Cha) 209-343 .609
Speedy Claxton (NO) 25-41 .610
Michael Doleac (Mia) 25-41 .610
Chris Wilcox (LAC) 88-144 .611
Rodney White (GS, Den) 27-44 .614
Ronald Dupree (Det) 29-47 .617
Damien Wilkins (Sea) 21-34 .618


The players that _really_ hurt their teams.
200+ Attempts:
Ben Wallace (Det) 130-304 .428
Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) 353-765 .461
Reggie Evans (Sea) 125-234 .534
Antoine Walker (Bos, Atl) 201-373 .539
Melvin Ely (Cha) 122-212 .575
Ruben Patterson (Por) 169-282 .599
Darius Miles (Por) 129-215 .600
Erick Dampier (Dal) 138-228 .605
Brendan Haywood (Was) 159-261 .609
Emeka Okafor (Cha) 209-343 .609


That's 39 players shooting less than 60% FT and 54 players 62% or less.


For comparison, past seasons final numbers were:
Year < 30% < 40% < 50% < 60% < 62%
04-05 0 4 12 39 54 [30 teams]
03-04 0 1 10 33 42 [29 teams]
02-03 0 1 6 28 39 [29 teams]
01-02 0 2 10 33 44 [29 teams]
00-01 2 4 12 36 46 [29 teams]
99-00 0 4 14 34 46 [29 teams]
98-99 0 5 15 41 52 [29 teams]
97-98 0 4 14 44 53 [29 teams]
96-97 0 3 13 35 52 [29 teams]
95-96 1 5 13 39 49 [29 teams]
89-90 0 3 7 25 30 [27 teams]
84-85 0 1 4 17 21 [23 teams]
79-80 1 2 3 15 20 [22 teams]
74-75 1 1 5 20 23 [18 teams]
69-70 0 0 1 10 12 [13 teams]
64-65 0 1 3 12 17 [9 teams]
59-60 0 0 1 10 17 [8 teams]


patricia


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