Stats & Info: Matthew Dellavedova

Is Waiters Cleveland's problem?

November, 7, 2014
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Dion Waiters is playing less lately, isn't playing when the game matters, is getting many fewer touches than last season, hasn't been getting passed to as much by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving over the last two games, isn't passing as much when he gets the ball over the last two games, and thus has been less efficient with the ball lately.

Dion Waiters
Waiters
Waiters came off the bench Wednesday for the first time this season, and he's been used much less since the fourth quarter against the Bulls. Over the last two games, Waiters is averaging 11.5 fewer minutes per game than the first two games.

In a close game against the Bulls, Waiters was on the bench for the final eight minutes. Matthew Dellavedova played those final eight minutes.

In a close game against the Jazz, Waiters played just three seconds of the final 8:56. Mike Miller played the final 4:57.

The Cavs offense has been much better with Waiters off the court this season -- they're scoring seven more points per 100 possessions without him.



Do James and Irving not trust Waiters anymore?

In the first two games, 51 percent of the passes Waiters received were from James or Irving. In the last two games, only 33 percent of the passes Waiters received were from James or Irving. (example: click here)

Waiters is averaging 17 fewer touches per game and has the ball in his hands for less than half as much time as he did last season (2.9 minutes of possession per game last season, 1.3 minutes of possession per game this season). Per 36 minutes, he's averaging 15 fewer touches.

Over the last two games, Waiters is touching the ball just as often when he's in but he's passing the ball much less often -- on 54 percent of his touches compared to passing on 65 percent of his touches in the first two games.

And Waiters has been less efficient in the last two games, with 20 percent fewer points created per touch compared to the first two games.

Numbers To Know: Wednesday recap

December, 6, 2012
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Player of the Night – Jerrelle Benimon, Towson

Jerrelle Benimon’s career-high 29 points and 10 rebounds led Towson, a team that went 1-31 last season, to a win over Vermont, the preseason favorite in the America East. The transfer from Georgetown will face his old team on Saturday. The Tigers snapped a 27-game road losing streak, picking up their first win since December 2010 at La Salle.

Stat Sheet Stuffer – Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary’s

Matthew Dellavedova scored 31 points and added seven assists, as the Gaels beat Drake 88-73. He’s just the third West Coast Conference player with 30 points and seven assists against a Division I team in the past 15 years (Manny Quezada and Dan Dickau). Not all of his numbers were great though. Dellavedova also committed nine turnovers, the most for any Saint Mary’s player in at least 15 years.

Bench Player of the Night – Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga

Kevin Pangos was the hero of Gonzaga’s 71-69 win over Washington State, but Kelly Olynyk kept them in it. He scored a career-high 22 points, all coming in the second half. He went 10-for-12 from the field after halftime, and accounted for half of Gonzaga’s second-half points. At 9-0, Gonzaga is off to its best start since joining Division I.

Freshman of the Night – Jahii Carson, Arizona State

Jahii Carson scored 20 points and added five rebounds and six assists, as the Sun Devils beat Hartford 71-63. He’s just the sixth freshman with a 20-5-5 game this season. Carson currently ranks fourth among freshmen in scoring (18.3 ppg) and sixth in assists (5.3). Those averages stack up nicely to one of the greatest seasons for a Pac-12 freshman point guard. Terrell Brandon averaged 17.9 ppg and 6.0 apg for Oregon in 1989-90.

Ugly Stat of the Night - Tennessee Volunteers

Tennessee failed to score 40 points for a second straight game, falling to Virginia 46-38. It’s the first time the Vols have been held under 40 in consecutive games since February 1946. It’s also the first time since 1943 that Tennessee has lost back-to-back games while failing to score 40.

UConn's Andre Drummond stands out

January, 10, 2012
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Andre Drummond's big night
Andre Drummond lived up the hype of being the second-ranked incoming freshman in the nation. In Connecticut’s 64-57 win over West Virginia, Drummond went off for 20 points on 9-for-11 shooting, and added 11 rebounds.

It’s the first 20-10 game of his career. That’s something even Emeka Okafor never pulled off as a freshman. Drummond is the first UConn freshman with a 20-10 game since Caron Butler in 2000-01.

Dellavedova leads hot-shooting Gaels
In an 87-72 win over San Francisco, St. Mary’s shot 67.3 percent from the field. That was the Gaels’ highest field goal percentage in the past 15 years. They fell just short of the school-record 68.4 field goal percentage set in 1983 against San Diego. Matthew Dellavedova netted a career-high 27 points, while Stephen Holt fell one rebound shy of a triple-double.

Hoyas hardly miss, but lose
Sean Kilpatrick went off for a career-high 27 points, as Cincinnati came away from Washington, DC with a 68-64 win over Georgetown. The Hoyas lost despite a 59.1 field goal percentage. That’s Georgetown’s best shooting game in a loss since a 63.4 mark in a 2008 NCAA Tournament loss to Stephen Curry and Davidson. Meanwhile, it’s the highest opponent field goal percentage in a Cincinnati win in at least the past 15 years.

Nash stepping up in Big 12 play
Le’Bryan Nash stepped up his game for the Bedlam Series, matching a career-high with 21 points, as Oklahoma State came away with a 72-65 win over Oklahoma.

After averaging 11.7 points per game in non-conference play, Nash is putting up 18.0 in three Big 12 games. That places him third in the Big 12 in scoring during conference play, behind only Travis Releford and Marcus Denmon.

Grambling State wins another
For awhile it didn’t seem as through Grambling State would win a game this season. Now, the Tigers have two victories. Quincy Roberts, a transfer from St. John’s, netted 26 points in a 72-71 win over Alcorn State. Grambling State won despite recording only four assists. That tied the second-fewest assists in a win this season in Division I.

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