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Team USA World Championship Extravaganza

Posted by Neil Paine on September 13, 2010

Team USA capped off a strong tournament yesterday by defeating host nation Turkey 81-64 in the championship game of the 2010 FIBA Worlds, and I'm going to cap off our coverage with the final U.S. advanced stats from the tourney:
Basic Stats

Player G Min FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Kevin Durant 9 254 74 133 26 57 31 34 3 55 16 13 6 18 11 205
Chauncey Billups 9 208 25 64 14 44 24 28 2 17 28 11 0 9 22 88
Derrick Rose 9 207 27 59 5 18 6 12 3 19 29 11 3 14 12 65
Lamar Odom 9 198 28 52 3 4 5 10 24 69 4 5 6 9 22 64
Russell Westbrook 9 175 29 62 3 7 21 25 14 25 23 12 4 16 12 82
Andre Iguodala 9 170 20 34 2 7 9 19 18 41 17 16 0 13 21 51
Eric Gordon 9 158 27 59 19 42 4 5 1 14 5 8 2 6 14 77
Rudy Gay 9 121 22 45 6 19 13 18 9 26 7 9 8 4 16 63
Stephen Curry 8 85 14 31 7 19 2 2 3 11 17 4 0 8 11 37
Kevin Love 9 80 20 35 4 9 7 9 16 44 7 3 1 7 8 51
Tyson Chandler 9 76 9 14 0 0 5 10 12 24 4 2 5 2 16 23
Danny Granger 7 68 12 30 3 13 2 4 2 6 7 1 1 1 6 29
USA 9 1800 307 618 92 239 129 176 117 375 164 95 36 108 171 835
Opponents 9 1800 217 569 66 219 114 173 111 324 101 53 18 146 172 614

Advanced StatsGlossary (Mouse over column headers for descriptions)
Offensive Rating: 123.8
Defensive Rating: 91.0

Player M ORt %P DRt T/m P S F T P36 2P 3P FT TS% Ar Tr PR Fr 3t Or Dr Bk St
Durant 254 132.3 26.5 88.1 1.10 34 48 12 6 29.1 63.2 45.6 91.2 69.3 11.2 14.3 -2.89 25.6 42.9 1.3 20.0 2.4 2.7
Billups 208 127.7 18.3 95.1 1.27 62 24 10 3 15.2 55.0 31.8 85.7 57.7 18.4 12.6 4.65 43.8 68.8 1.0 7.0 0.0 2.8
Rose 207 105.6 17.7 94.4 1.23 67 23 5 5 11.3 53.7 27.8 50.0 50.6 19.4 20.4 2.58 20.3 30.5 1.6 7.5 1.5 2.8
Odom 198 118.1 15.3 89.3 0.48 25 55 10 10 11.6 52.1 75.0 50.0 56.7 2.8 15.9 -3.20 19.2 7.7 13.2 22.2 3.1 1.3
Westbrk. 175 115.3 24.0 92.8 1.36 57 26 10 7 16.9 47.3 42.9 84.0 56.2 19.1 20.3 -0.38 40.3 11.3 8.7 6.1 2.4 3.7
Iguodala 170 115.7 16.8 87.0 0.97 60 21 11 8 10.8 66.7 28.6 47.4 60.2 13.6 24.2 -0.98 55.9 20.6 11.6 13.2 0.0 5.0
Gordon 158 124.2 16.6 94.3 0.63 30 59 5 6 17.5 47.1 45.2 80.0 62.9 4.6 12.2 -1.69 8.5 71.2 0.7 8.0 1.3 2.7
Gay 121 130.1 20.3 86.0 0.89 38 42 16 4 18.7 61.5 31.6 72.2 59.5 8.6 8.7 0.55 40.0 42.2 8.1 13.7 6.8 4.0
Curry 85 117.3 22.5 94.5 1.66 71 22 1 6 15.7 58.3 36.8 100.0 58.0 29.1 22.3 3.92 6.5 61.3 3.9 9.2 0.0 2.5
Love 80 130.8 27.2 82.9 1.15 45 38 10 8 23.0 61.5 44.4 77.8 65.5 14.5 17.2 -2.92 25.7 25.7 21.8 34.1 1.3 2.0
Chandler 76 140.3 14.1 90.4 0.65 48 28 20 4 10.9 64.3 50.0 62.5 7.2 10.0 0.88 71.4 0.0 17.2 15.4 6.8 1.4
Granger 68 112.7 20.2 99.6 1.12 54 39 5 1 15.4 52.9 23.1 50.0 45.7 15.2 3.9 5.39 13.3 43.3 3.2 5.7 1.5 0.8

One natural comparison for this year's team is the 2006 US National Team, which went 7-0 before losing to Greece in the semifinals and eventually capturing bronze at Worlds:

Basic Stats

Player G Min FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
LeBron James 9 218 53 91 8 24 11 20 12 43 37 14 3 25 15 125
Carmelo Anthony 9 215 64 127 22 50 29 46 9 33 14 17 0 10 21 179
Chris Paul 9 213 22 51 5 18 14 18 7 31 44 17 1 9 21 63
Dwyane Wade 8 183 57 99 5 18 35 50 15 25 22 13 5 19 14 154
Kirk Hinrich 9 175 17 40 12 26 8 10 8 30 19 7 1 6 24 54
Joe Johnson 9 169 24 61 12 39 6 6 6 13 12 6 1 6 5 66
Elton Brand 9 157 29 54 0 1 22 33 12 30 7 5 11 10 21 80
Shane Battier 9 128 15 28 10 21 5 10 9 22 6 6 6 3 16 45
Dwight Howard 9 121 20 37 0 0 26 42 17 42 0 3 12 1 16 66
Chris Bosh 8 108 17 26 2 5 18 28 14 32 3 2 4 4 12 54
Antawn Jamison 7 63 10 30 5 15 0 1 4 12 0 5 0 1 4 25
Brad Miller 4 50 6 16 1 5 8 9 5 15 5 2 0 3 9 21
USA 9 1800 334 660 82 222 182 273 118 328 169 97 44 97 178 932
Opponents 9 1800 271 586 61 175 145 187 71 277 120 42 19 165 230 748

Advanced StatsGlossary (Mouse over column headers for descriptions)
Offensive Rating: 126.0
Defensive Rating: 101.1

Player M ORt %P DRt T/m P S F T P36 2P 3P FT TS% Ar Tr PR Fr 3t Or Dr Bk St
James 218 116.9 24.7 100.2 1.61 62 26 5 7 20.6 67.2 33.3 55.0 62.6 24.8 22.6 -0.15 22.0 26.4 6.1 18.2 1.2 3.1
Anthony 215 128.2 27.3 100.2 1.20 32 49 15 4 30.0 54.5 44.0 63.0 60.8 10.3 8.3 -0.31 36.2 39.4 4.7 14.3 0.0 3.8
Paul 213 128.9 14.9 99.8 1.57 77 15 5 3 10.6 51.5 27.8 77.8 53.5 25.1 13.8 9.55 35.3 35.3 3.7 14.4 0.4 3.9
Wade 183 124.9 31.2 101.3 1.58 45 34 15 7 30.3 64.2 27.8 70.0 63.6 19.5 16.2 -2.37 50.5 18.2 9.1 7.0 2.4 3.5
Hinrich 175 134.7 12.4 103.5 0.95 67 24 5 4 11.1 35.7 46.2 80.0 60.8 13.1 13.5 3.81 25.0 65.0 5.1 16.1 0.5 1.9
Johnson 169 117.2 15.8 106.8 0.84 49 43 4 4 14.1 54.5 30.8 100.0 51.9 9.0 10.9 1.18 9.8 63.9 3.9 5.3 0.5 1.7
Brand 157 118.1 20.3 101.2 0.85 31 41 21 8 18.3 54.7 0.0 66.7 58.4 6.0 15.3 -3.40 61.1 1.9 8.5 14.7 6.1 1.5
Battier 128 145.0 11.5 101.3 0.58 47 37 11 4 12.7 71.4 47.6 50.0 69.4 5.8 10.0 0.78 35.7 75.0 7.8 13.0 4.1 2.3
Howard 121 138.5 19.1 97.5 0.61 0 50 48 1 19.6 54.1 61.9 59.5 0.0 2.1 -0.83 113.5 0.0 15.6 26.5 8.7 1.2
Bosh 108 144.3 16.9 102.9 0.66 25 36 33 6 18.0 71.4 40.0 64.3 70.5 3.6 10.7 -1.85 107.7 19.2 14.4 21.4 3.2 0.9
Jamison 63 99.3 17.6 99.8 0.51 0 94 3 3 14.3 33.3 33.3 0.0 41.1 0.0 4.4 -1.59 3.3 50.0 7.1 16.3 0.0 3.9
Miller 50 120.5 19.7 101.5 1.12 53 29 14 5 15.1 45.5 20.0 88.9 52.6 12.4 14.8 0.67 56.3 31.3 11.1 25.6 0.0 1.9

While Kevin Durant's offensive performance was brilliant, the actual difference between this year's winning World Championship team and the version that lost in 2006 was defense -- the '06 version was actually better offensively, but allowed 10 more points per 100 possessions, which proved to be their downfall in the loss to Greece. Likewise, when you look at the Redeem Team's stats, you see that they were also much better than the 2006 team on defense, while also being a good deal better than the 2010 version on offense, effectively combining the best parts of both the '06 and '10 formulas.

Finally, for fun, here are some stats from the 1994 USA Men's National Team, the last U.S. team to win a World Championship before this year:

NAME G FGM FGA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AT ST BK PTS PPG RPG APG
Shaquille O'Neal 8 62 87 0.713 0 4 0.000 20 38 0.526 68 4 9 15 144 18.0 8.5 0.5
Reggie Miller 8 44 73 0.603 30 57 0.526 19 20 0.950 13 18 9 0 137 17.1 1.6 2.3
Dominique Wilkins 8 38 67 0.567 8 21 0.381 17 22 0.773 26 8 6 1 101 12.6 3.3 1.0
Joe Dumars 7 33 57 0.579 16 31 0.516 6 6 1.000 10 20 6 0 88 12.6 1.4 2.9
Alonzo Mourning 8 37 54 0.685 1 3 0.333 12 17 0.706 41 5 7 9 87 10.9 5.1 0.6
Mark Price 8 25 62 0.403 19 45 0.422 8 10 0.800 20 29 12 1 77 9.6 2.5 3.6
Shawn Kemp 8 31 45 0.689 0 1 0.000 13 26 0.500 54 12 8 9 75 9.4 6.8 1.5
Dan Majerle 8 23 51 0.451 15 33 0.455 9 13 0.692 18 13 6 1 70 8.8 2.3 1.6
Derrick Coleman 8 26 38 0.684 6 10 0.600 11 13 0.846 31 6 11 4 69 8.6 3.9 0.8
Larry Johnson 8 20 40 0.500 2 2 1.000 7 11 0.636 41 7 2 2 49 6.1 5.1 0.9
Kevin Johnson 8 16 34 0.471 0 2 0.000 8 9 0.889 14 31 8 1 40 5.0 1.8 3.9
Steve Smith 8 7 20 0.350 6 13 0.462 4 8 0.500 10 14 4 1 24 3.0 1.3 1.8
USA 8 362 628 0.576 103 222 0.464 134 193 0.694 346 167 88 44 961 120.1
Opponents 8 237 541 0.438 55 147 0.374 130 175 0.743 225 99 43 17 659 82.4

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12 Responses to “Team USA World Championship Extravaganza”

  1. DSMok1 Says:

    Here are the Advanced SPM calcs based on these stats:

    Player             SPM     %Min    Contrib  VORP
    Kevin Durant       8.50    70.6%    6.00    8.12
    Chauncey Billups   2.06    57.8%    1.19    2.92
    Derrick Rose      -0.40    57.5%   -0.23    1.50
    Lamar Odom         0.54    55.0%    0.30    1.95
    Russell Westbrook  3.16    48.6%    1.54    3.00
    Andre Iguodala     5.15    47.2%    2.43    3.85
    Eric Gordon        0.45    43.9%    0.20    1.52
    Rudy Gay           8.17    33.6%    2.75    3.75
    Stephen Curry      0.45    23.6%    0.11    0.81
    Kevin Love         6.79    22.2%    1.51    2.17
    Tyson Chandler     5.13    21.1%    1.08    1.72
    Danny Granger     -2.50    18.9%   -0.47    0.10
  2. DSMok1 Says:

    KD was amazing, as were Rudy Gay (look at those rebounding and defense stats!), Love, Iguodala, and Chandler. Rose, Gordon, Curry, and Odom were not very good at all. Granger was awful.

    KD was a decent rebounder, though his defense was rather questionable at times. On offense, his TS% of 69.3%, combined with 26% usage, 14% TOR, and 11% ASTR, was absolutely amazing.

    Rudy Gay excellent on offense and defense. Solid TS%, decent ASTR, 20% Usage and a very low 8.7% TOR combined to make him the 4th best offensive player on the team (behind KD, Love, and Billups). On defense he was the best. 4% steals and 6.8% blocks were amazing!

    Westbrook played like a small version of Gay: solid on offense and defense.

  3. Jason J Says:

    Wow. Rose seemed to have a lot of positive impact on that team. I'm really surprised to see such a blowful SPM. Same with Lamar actually.

  4. Jason J Says:

    Are the raw +/- figures available?

  5. DSMok1 Says:

    "Wow. Rose seemed to have a lot of positive impact on that team. I'm really surprised to see such a blowful SPM. Same with Lamar actually."

    Rose had a very low TS%, 20+% TOR, and mediocre defensive stats. Odom had basically 0 assists and 15%+ TOR, with a relatively low TS%.

  6. Jason J Says:

    #5 - the SPM matches the stats. I guess my eyes deceived me while watching the games.

  7. hj Says:

    What about DRtg relatively to tournaments average?
    Or strengt of opponets? Because I feel that 2006 USA team had stronger opponets than 2010 (no Spain, Greece, Brazil, Serbia)

  8. Matt Says:

    Just for fun indeed. When Shaq can find the time to launch 4 3 pointers in a limited amount of games, you know the competition is weak.

    Odom, you have to remember, was constantly going against larger opponents on defense and offense. I think he played quite well and was probably 3rd most valuable behind Durant and Iggy on the team. Who would have thought he would have played so well pre-tournament holding down the center position the whole tourney?

  9. Nick Says:

    "Odom had basically 0 assists and 15%+ TOR, with a relatively low TS%."

    Odom had basically 0 assists because of how basketball does assists. He had a whole lot of plays where he'd have gotten assists in hockey, and let's be clear: Odom was the one creating the offense on those plays.

    Odom was not great in the group stages (true of a lot of Team USA, they all got better as they got more used to international rules, and the FIBA ball. They went from being called for traveling a couple times a quarter to not at all in the finals), but was excellent in the semi-finals and finals. Anyone who thought he didn't play well didn't watch the games.

    Iggy was almost as good on D as Durant was on O. He shut down the other team's best player in every important game.

    Of the guys who played in this tournament, I'd consider taking Durant, Iggy, Love, Odom and Westbrook to the Olympics over Miller, Jamison, Brand, Hinrich, and either Johnson or Battier. Only Durant would start, mind. Of course, new guys could come in, and you never know who will be healthy come 2012.

  10. Dwight Howard Says:

    Adj/raw plus minus could clarify Odom and Iguodala's contributions, though it would be obviously really crude/noisy with this sample size. Unfortunately, it's really the only method that can capture things like playmaking, screening, non-gambling on ball defense, help defense, etc that Odom and Iguodala are really good at.

  11. Anon Says:

    Iggy has been shown plenty of love in the Oliver and SPM stats.

    As for Odom, hockey assists are one of those things on basketball that don't occur often enough over a large enough sample size to be of importance to efficiency, at least compared to other offensive factors. Assists leading to the assist are certaintly important at times, but they can be overvalued and also cumbersome to track and assign appropriate credit for. Scorers have come under fire a little bit for being too generous with the DIRECT assist on a player's home court in recent years - I'd rather see them work on that instead for now.

  12. DSMok1 Says:

    In general, I feel that the SPM and Oliver stats capture offense quite well (though adding location of assists and how often the player's shots are assisted would help). Defense is what is not captured so well, being limited to block%, steal%, and DRR%. I doubt setting screens and hockey assists are really a huge factor...