Should Wesley Johnson Start Next Season?
(From Columnist Colin Lopez)
Last season in Phoenix he had a tough start to the season, but ended on a strong note. Prior to the All-Star break Wes averaged 2.5 points and 1 rebound in 7.4 minutes per game, coming off the bench. Post All-Star break, he jumped up to 27.4 minutes per game, averaging 12 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.4 made threes per game.
Looking at his splits from when he started versus when he came off the bench, you can see a stark change in his effectiveness. Off the bench, he averaged 11.7 minutes, 4.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and shot only 36% from the field. When he started he averaged 29.2 minutes, 13.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.6 made threes, and shot 42.9% from the field. Although none of these numbers are earth shattering, he clearly felt much more comfortable as a starter.
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