Marquese Chriss’ stat-line of 5.9 PPG, 2.9 RPG, and 0.6 APG may not look very impressive at first glance, but a major component of his “disappointing” statistics is the fact that he’s only logging 15.3 minutes per game. When looking at his performance on a per 36 scale, a whole new story comes to light.
The most notable area of Chriss’ stats that take a jump when converting his numbers to per 36 is his fouls. His 3.0 fouls per game translates to 7.1 fouls per 36, which puts him at the top of the league for players who have played at least 10 games. More impressive are his technical foul numbers, which convert from 0.2 techs per game to 0.5 per 36. This puts Chriss far above the #2 ranked player in techs per 36, teammate Alex Len (0.33 techs per 36). Chriss is top 5 in flagrant fouls per 36 (0.05), but has a ways to go before he can reach league-leading Matt Barnes’ .058 flagrants per 36. A fun fact regarding Chriss’ fouling rate is that he has had more fouls than points in one third of his games this season. In 18 games, he has only had more rebounds than fouls 7 times.
Chriss, pictured above, realizing averaging 7.1 fouls per game is impossible
Chriss is also an elite turnover producer when looking at his per 36 numbers. His 3.4 TO per 36 is enough to earn him the #6 spot among power forwards and in the top 30 of all players. Finally, Chriss misses free throws at an incredible rate. His 53% from the free throw line puts him at 6th worst in the league, which is the same if you convert it to per 36 because that’s how math works.
Oh what about his other stats? Per 36, he averages 13.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists. These wouldn’t look so bad if it weren’t for his 7.1 fouls per 36 preventing him from ever reaching those numbers in a game, so yes, Marquese Chriss is trash thus far.
Mike Schubert (@Schubes17) is an editor for Chode League and the “Suit” of Suit & Nut.