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Quick look at center production from Horford, Kanter and Williams III

 Using last season's stats, I did some numerical analysis on what type of production we might expect with Al Horford, Enes Kanter and Rob Williams manning the 5-spot.


I am projecting that both Al and Rob will spend floor time at center and power forward, while Enes will probably play most of the time at the center spot. Please note that the allotted minutes and other stats for Horford and Williams are for their time in the middle only. I expect they will log additional minutes at the forward spots.

Horford: 18 MPG - 9.2 PPG - 4.3 RPG - 2.2 APG - 0.6 SPG - 0.6 BPG

Kanter:   16 MPG - 7.3 PPG - 7.2 RPG - 0.8 APG - 0.3 SPG - 0.5 BPG

Williams III: 14 MPG - 5.9 PPG - 5.1 RPG - 1.3 APG - 0.6 SPG - 1.3 BPG

Rounding out the stats, it looks like roughly 22 points, 17 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks from the 5-spot in 48 minutes of play from the center trio. Of course, Coach Ime Udoka may throw these numbers to the winds by giving Grant Williams or Jabari Parker major time as a small-ball centers or inserting 7'2" Luke Kornet frequently when his height is required.

My analysis is a bit shaky given that none of us have an inkling of what Udoka has in mind for effective, and diverse, lineups. I would not be surprised to see Al, Rob and Enes on the floor together for stretches. This is admittedly quite speculative, but it gives a rough estimate of what may happen in the middle this season.

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