I need to spend a long time looking at this site. The site being HoopData.com.

I'd only recently become aware of it, but it's pretty sweet.

There are stats kepts here that I don't usually see anywhere else, and what's great is you can sort by any of them to easily see where your team ranks.

To keep this from being too all over the place, I'm going to look at some shooting percentages.

For above average.

For below average.

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First I'm going to look at not HOW WELL we shoot, but WHERE we shoot.

Included in this link are stats on the % of FG's taken by you and your opponent at various distances to the goal (under the rim, then out to 10 feet, then 10-15, then 16-23, then three pointers).

http://hoopdata.com/teamxefg.aspx

Offensively, here is how the Pacers add up. Remember this isn't how well they shot, but how often they shot from each distance. In parentheses is the NBA average %.

Rim: 29th, 26.8% (32.4%)

Short: 10th, 12.5% (11.0%)

Mid: 15th, 8.8% (9.0%)

Long: 10th, 26.6% (25.6%)

Three: 6th, 25.2% (21.8%)

Here are those same categories for our opponents.

Rim: 26th, 29.5% (32.4%)

Short: 13th, 11.6% (11.0%)

Mid: 12th, 9.4% (9.0%)

Long: 2nd, 29.9% (25.6%)

Three: 27th, 19.6% (21.8%)

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Now let's switch from WHERE to HOW WELL.Threes will be eFG%, not FG%In parentheses is the NBA average %.

http://hoopdata.com/teamshotlocs.aspx

http://hoopdata.com/oteamshotlocs.aspx

Rim: 26th, 57.5% (60.4%)

Short: 8th, 45.9% (44.0%)

Mid: 24th, 37.4% (39.8%)

Long: 14th, 39.6% (39.6%)

Three: 24th, 48.7% (52.5%)

Our opponents:

Rim: 10th, 58.8% (60.4%)

Short: 24th, 46.3% (44.0%)

Mid: 12th, 38.8% (39.8%)

Long: 17th, 39.6% (39.6%)

Three: 20th, 54.0% (52.5%)

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Lastly, let's take a look at what % of each kind of shot was assisted. In parentheses is the NBA average %.

For us:

Rim: 16th, 50.2% (51.4%)

Short: 25th, 33.5% (38.7%)

Mid: 26th, 30.2% (39.1%)

Long: 18th, 54.9% (56.6%)

Three: 3rd, 93.3% (84.5%)

Our opponents:

Rim: 3rd 46.7% (51.4%)

Short: 9th 34.6% (38.7%)

Mid: 3rd 31.1% (39.1%)

Long: 19th 58.0% (56.6%)

Three: 22nd 86.8% (84.5%)

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Some things to think about.