Through the first 5 games we've been tracking Knicks guards getting over/under on ball screens and the positive/negative results.
Negative plays are shots made, or penetration to the basket that result in baskets by the opponent. Conversely, the positive results would be turnovers, non-penetrating passes (passes away from the basket) and missed shots the Knicks forced defensively.
TS= Times Screened
TOS= Times player got over the screen
TUS= Times player got under the screen
SW- Player switched on screen
PP= % of positive play when over the screen
NP-un/sw= % of negative play when under the screen or switching
Chris Duhon59 (TS) 52 (TOS) 5(TUS) 2(SW) 88%(PP) 71.4% (NP-un) 50% (NP-sw)
Jamal Crawford40 (TS) 4 (TOS) 10(TUS) 26(SW) 100%(PP) 80% (NP-un) 76% (NP-sw)
Nate Robinson42 (TS) 8(TOS) 26(TUS) 8(SW) 75%(PP) 88% (NP-un) 75% (NP-sw)
Confused? Okay allow me to explain. Chris Duhon has been screened 59 times on the ball this year- he has got over the screen 52 times. When he gets over, a "positive play" happened 88% of the time (46 out of 52). When he got under the screen, a negative play happend 71% of the time- (5 out of 7) and he doesn't really switch much and is 50% (1-2).
As you can see, when players get over on-ball screens, these 3 in particular, a positive result happens 79.6% of the time. Conversely, when players get lazy and get under screens, it gives the opposing team a tremendous advantage offensively. We'll keep an eye out to see if the group can improve. Nate has to improve on his 21% in getting over screens and he will become a better defender. Also, Crawford can't rely so much on switching.