With the Lakers set to take on Charlotte for the first time since the teams swapped Vladimir Radmanovic for Adam Morrison and Shannon Brown, we thought we’d take a quick look at Vladi’s Lakers numbers vs. his Bobcats stats.
With L.A., Radmanovic played in 46 games, averaging 16.7 minutes to score 5.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting from the field and 44.1 percent from three-point range. He added 2.5 rebounds, 0.83 assists and 0.60 steals.
In Charlotte, Vladi’s appeared in 23 games, averaging 22 minutes and scoring 9.3 points on 42.3 percent shooting, including 38.1 percent from three. He’s grabbing 3.7 boards, tossing 1.4 dimes and collecting 0.48 steals for the Bobcats.
Perhaps due in part to the fact that he isn’t playing with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol anymore, Radmanovic may be getting fewer wide open shots, which could account for his lower shooting percentage. Essentially, teams know how dangerous Radmanovic is from the perimeter, but having two teammates that commanded double teams in L.A. made it quite difficult to keep Vladi’s rainbows out of the air. While Gerald Wallace has been terrific of late, the Bobcats don’t have that one dominant offensive player who draws a great deal of attention.
His increased averages in rebounds and assists, on the other hand, are right in line with his additional six minutes per game.
As for Brown and Morrison … Well, they simply aren’t logging enough minutes to measure anything statistically. Morrison has appeared in only five games, averaging 6.4 minutes per, while Brown’s averaged just 4.0 minutes in 11 games.
In Vladi’s absence, both Trevor Ariza and Luke Walton have played well for the majority of the time, even if Lakers fans don’t get to watch the ball rise (roughly) 25 feet in the air before contacting the hoop.