Brooklyn Nets By The Numbers: What’s Better In 2014?

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What's improved about the Nets in 2014?
Hawks Nets Basketball
What’s improved about the Nets in 2014?

Before a loss against the Toronto Raptors somewhat fueled by a rough schedule and a double-overtime win the night before, the Nets had gone undefeated in 2014, winning half as many games as they had in the first two months of the season in just ten days. The new year looked like a brand new season for Brooklyn: they’d beaten the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks, and Golden State Warriors — four of the better teams in the NBA.

So what’s different? Here’s a chart comparing the team’s numbers between 2013 and 2014, with a note on the differences between the two years. You might be surprised at what’s changed.

2013 Brooklyn Nets 2014
10-21 Record 5-1
96.8 Points Per Game 93.5 (-3.3)
101.4 Points Allowed Per Game 91.7 (-9.7)
94.57 Possessions Per Game 88.53 (-6.04)
101.9 Points Per 100 Possessions 102.3 (+0.4)
106.7 Points Allowed Per 100 Possessions 99.8 (-6.9)
44.4% Field Goal Percentage 43.4% (-1%)
37.2% Three-Point Percentage 32.4% (-4.8%)
75.9% Free Throw Percentage 77.1% (+1.8%)
45.1% Opponent Field Goal Percentage 42.3% (-2.8%)
39.1% Opponent Three-Point Percentage 37.3% (-1.8%)
75.8% Opponent Free Throw Percentage 79.0% (+3.2%)
40.5 Points in the Paint Allowed Per Game 35.7 (-4.8)
6.9 Steals Per Game 8.8 (+1.9)
15.0% Opponent Turnover Rate 17.6% (+2.6%)
16.5 Points off Turnovers per Game 20.5 (+4.0)
64 Minutes for Andrei Kirilenko 110 (+46)
-3.5 Kevin Garnett’s Plus-Minus +12.0 (+15.5)
29 (*estimate) Number of ties worn by Jason Kidd 0 (-29)

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