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Hollinger Stats: Fun With Small Sample Sizes

With three games in the books, let's take a look at the Hollinger stats.  Small sample size caveats apply in a big way here-- probobly so much so as to render this post useless... but that isn't stopping me.

* Pace Factor (basically a measure of the number of possessions in a game).  The Blazers are once again near the bottom in this category, checking in at #29 (ahead of only the Spurs).  The top 5 thus far are Boston, New York, Indiana, Denver and Chicago while the plodding teams are Utah, Phoenix (probobly due as much to playing Portland and SA as changes Porter has made), Charlotte, Portland and San Antonio.

* Offensive Efficiency (points per 100 possessions).  The Blazers check in at a respectable 9th.  SA, NOH, Utah, Detroit and Phoenix are the top 5 while Sacramento, Memphis, LAC, OKC and Boston (!) bring up the rear.

* Defensive Efficiency (points allowed per 100 possessions).  The Blazers are 26th, better than Sacramento, Phoenix, LAC and San Antonio.  That's right- the Spurs have allowed more points per possession through their first two games than any other team.  The Lakers, Celtics, Pacers, Rockets and Hawks have been the top 5 thus far.

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PER (Player Efficiency Rater):

Top 10 overall (of those playing at least 6 mpg): W. Herrman (gotta love small sample sizes), T. Parker, C. Boozer, T. Duncan, J. Johnson, N. Young, C. Paul, S. Nash, G. Wallace, D. Howard.

Top 5 PGs: Parker, Paul, Nash, Calderon, Kidd.  Sergio is 23rd and Blake is 31st.

Top 5 SGs: Joe Johnson, N. Young, Kobe, Wade, J. Richardson.  Rudy is 6th (20th overall) and Roy is 8th (22nd overall).

Top 5 SFs:  G. Wallace, Ariza, Kirilenko, LeBron, Peha.  Batum is 8th (42nd overall)! while Trout is 25th (126th overall).

Top 5 PFs: Herrmann, Boozer, Duncan, Nowitzki, Jason Thompson.  LMA is 26th (96th overall).

Top 5 Cs: Howard, Yao, Zaza Pachulia, Biedrins, Shaq.  Joel is 32nd.

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I'll update this semi-regularly.

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