The worst season in NBA history is in the books, and it’s time to look at the players who made it all possible.
In the coming days I’ll take a look at every single Bobcats player (and I mean every single one), grade their season, and take a look into their future.
First up is Jamrio Moon.
The one question that must be asked when it comes to Moon is “why?”
The 31-year-old was signed out of the D-League near the end of the season on the cheap, because of a serious lack of depth at small forward when Corey Maggette went down (for the billionth time).
But surely there was a younger player working his way up that Charlotte could’ve taken a $96 thousand (Moon’s salary) chance on.
Either way, there isn’t much data to grade Moon on, but I’ll give it a shot.
Moon averaged 15 minutes a game, took about three shots per game, and made less than one of them per game. He shot 29 percent from the floor, 20 percent from behind the arc, and turned the ball over at a clip of 24 times per 100 possessions. According to Basketball-Reference.com, he had an offensive rating (points produced per 100 possessions) of 64.
Based solely on his size and athleticism alone, Moon doesn’t get an F in this category. He was not very good defensively, though; He stole the ball on less than one percent of opponent possessions, averaged under six defensive rebounds per 36 minutes and (Basketball-Reference again) allowed opposing players to produce 110 points per 100 possessions against him.
He made all (two) of his free-throws!
His assist-to-turnover ratio (of .63) wasn’t negative!
He committed less than one foul per game!
He also had a player efficiency rating of 3.4, a win share per 48 (number of wins contributed by a player per 48 minutes) of negative .100 (the league average is positive .100), and regular season totals of just 18 points, 22 rebounds and 5 assists in about 123 minutes of play this year.
Moon didn’t really have a chance to impact the Bobcats season too much, but he could’ve helped prevent them from becoming the worst team in NBA history… Instead he fit right in with the overall putrid culture that festered inside Time Warner Cable Arena this year.
I doubt he has a future with the Bobcats, but who knows, maybe they’ll need another pointless call up in the tail end of another abysmal season next year.