Tune-In Tidbits: NBA TV Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics, 7:30 ET, NBA TV
Mo Bamba has defended the 7th most shots from within 6 feet, holding opponents to 40.9% which is 15.6 percentage points below their expectation
Last season Aaron Gordon defended Marcus Morris and Jaylen Brown for a combined 101 Possessions and held both players to more than 8 points per 100 Possessions below their ordinary scoring rate and less than 80 percent of their usual shot attempt rate
So far this season Jayson Tatum is shooting 47.4% on pull-up midrange jumpers and 42.9% on pull-up three point jumpers
Aaron Gordon has been playing more of an inside role this season, averaging 12.7 REB, 1.7 BLK, and 5.3 FTA, increasing from last year’s career highs by 60.7%, 101.3%, and 35.9% respectively
The Orlando Magic have a 7.9 Net Rating in the 95 minutes with Aaron Gordon on the court and a -42.2 Net Rating in 49 minutes with Gordon off the court
San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 ET, NBA TV
Lonzo Ball will be making his first start of the year. Last season, Ball averaged 10.1 PPG, 6.9 RPG, and 7.3 APG in 50 games as a starter.
This matchup between the Spurs and the Lakers matches two polar opposites. The Lakers are currently leading the league in Pace with 112 Possessions per 48 minutes while the Spurs have averaged only 96 through their first 2 games.
The Spurs’ slow pace isn’t for nothing, they lead the league in Turnover Percentage, with only 9.3% of their possessions ending in a turnover.
LaMarcus Aldridge ranks 1st in the league in total Post-Ups. While many teams have moved towards a small ball mentality, Aldridge has stood amongst the best in the league, ranking in the top-5 four of the past five seasons.