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Looking at Lineups

Using 5-player lineup data can be useful in understanding chemistry between players in a team. For example, the Auburn Tigers lineup of Devan Cambridge, Wendell Green Jr., Walker Kessler, K.D. Johnson and Jabari Smith have played together for 98 possessions and have a net rating of 42.7. Per 100 possessions they are scoring 123.03 points compared to allowing only 80.33 points per 100 possessions. Delving into how they play we can understand this huge net rating.

By looking at the Four Factors of this lineup it is evident that this team this team is good at forcing opponents to turn the ball over at 22.2%. A surprising number is that the team is a net negative when looking at their free throw rate. They make up for this deficit by shooting a dominant 57% EFG and only allow 38.6% for their opponents.