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.
The other day I looked at Bismack Biyombo’s (up and down rookie) season. Today, it’s Corey Maggette’s turn.
You almost have to feel as bad for Maggette as you do for the entire Bobcats team (yeah he makes more money than most of us will ever see, but that’s besides the point). The guy played in less than half of of Charlotte’s games this year because of injury, and was never really able to get things going.
Still, he had a 100 offensive rating (points produced per 100 possessions), scored almost 20 points per 36 minutes and shot 86 percent from the line on 8.5 attempts per 36 minutes.
On the downside, he only averaged 1.6 assists per 36 minutes.
Like most of his teammates, Maggette was dreadful defensively this season.
A 112 defensive rating (points produced allowed per 100 possessions), 0.1 defensive-win-share (number of wins contributed by a players defense) and a combined 0.7 blocks and steals per 36 minutes are just a part of the terrifying reality that was Maggette’s defense in 2012.
Although he had a negative assist-to-turnover ratio, Maggette was solid with the ball all season. His turnover percentage (turnovers per 100 possessions) was just 11.3.
He also managed to grab 5.1 rebounds per 36 minutes, despite his injuries.
Injuries and defense notwithstanding, Maggette had a pretty decent season.
But, if Charlotte is going to do anything in the way of winning next year, he’ll have to stay healthy, produce at the same per 36 level he did this year and teach his young teammates a thing or two about getting to the free-throw line.