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Arizona Wildcats Productivity Report: A look at minute distribution since Trier’s return


Three Arizona Wildcats have been affected the most at this point in terms of playing time since the return of Allonzo Trier last week at UCLA.

They are Rawle Alkins, Keanu Pinder and Parker Jackson-Cartwright. Here’s the breakdown (comparing the average minutes played against UCLA and Washington State and what the average was before):

Player UCLA WSU Avg. Before +/-
Rawle Alkins 17 24 20.5 30.8 -10.3
Keanu Pinder 4 8 6.0 14.9 -8.9
Parker Jackson-Cartwright 18 17 17.5 26.2 -8.7
Kadeem Allen 30 27 28.5 30.4 -1.9
Chance Comanche 17 16 16.5 17.9 -1.4
Dusan Ristic 22 25 23.5 24.8 -1.3
Kobi Simmons 33 27 30.0 30.1 -0.1
Lauri Markkanen 32 31 31.5 31.3 +0.2
Allonzo Trier 27 25 26.0

No surprise: Lauri Markkanen has played slightly more, averaging 31.5 minutes in the last two games as opposed to 31.3 before.

Interesting to note is that so far Kobi Simmons’ minutes have not been altered much averaging 30 minutes against UCLA and Washington State after averaging 30.1 in the previous games. I thought Simmons would feel the pinch the most because Trier and Simmons are shooting guards.

The decrease in playing time for Alkins and Jackson-Cartwright most likely will not be as dramatic as the games go on. This is only a two-game sample of change.

Keanu Pinder is stuck in a numbers game behind Markkanen, Dusan Ristic and Chance Comanche on the frontcourt. With the return of Trier, coach Sean Miller is also more apt to go with a smaller lineup with more of ability to score.

To the credit of Alkins and Jackson-Cartwright, their production against UCLA and Washington State despite the fewer minutes must be admirable for Miller and his staff.

Alkins averaged the second-most minutes played behind Markkanen before Trier’s return. Five players, including Trier, averaged more minutes than him against UCLA and Washington State.

Arizona’s balance and apparent chemistry feeds into why it has won 13 consecutive games and is 8-0 in the Pac-12.

Alkins made 7 of 12 shots from the field, including 3 of 6 from 3-point range, for a total of 22 points against UCLA and Washington State. He also was 5 of 6 from the free-throw line.

Jackson-Cartwright had nine assists with only one turnover against the Bruins and Cougars. He didn’t take a shot against Washington State and was 2 of 4 against the Bruins, but he buried an important 3-pointer in the first half last week that helped the Wildcats make an early statement against UCLA.

WHAT IS PRODUCTIVITY RATING?:
PP: Productivity Points (Points, assists, rebounds, steals, blocked shots, FGs made, FTs made added together and then subtracted by missed FGs, missed FTs, personal fouls and turnovers)
MIN: Minutes played overall
PR: Productivity rating per minute played (Productivity points divided by minutes played)

SEASON PRODUCTIVITY RATING

Player Pos G S PP MIN PR
Allonzo Trier SG 2 0 48 52 .923
Lauri Markkanen PF 21 21 566 657 .861
Dusan Ristic C 21 21 394 518 .761
Rawle Alkins SF 21 21 363 627 .579
Kadeem Allen SG 20 19 309 604 .512
Chance Comanche C 21 0 181 373 .485
Kobi Simmons SG 21 16 297 632 .470
Parker Jackson-Cartwright PG 15 7 149 376 .396
Keanu Pinder PF 21 0 115 295 .390
AVG 5-9.9 MIN
None
AVG 1-4.9 MIN
Kory Jones G 3 0 5 6 .833
Tyler Trillo G 7 0 -1 29 -.034
Jake DesJardins G 5 0 -2 11 -.182
Paulo Cruz G 7 0 -5 20 -.250
TOTAL TEAM 21 2405 4200 .573

PRODUCTIVITY REPORT
ARIZONA PAC-10/12
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR:

Name (Year) G S PP MIN PR
Derrick Williams (2011) 38 38 1190 1141 1.043
Sean Elliott (1989) 33 33 1128 1125 1.003
Chris Mills (1993) 28 28 838 870 .963
Sean Elliott (1988) 38 38 1167 1249 .934
Damon Stoudamire (1995) 30 30 964 1092 .883
Mike Bibby (1998) 35 35 905 1124 .805
Jason Terry (1999) 29 29 877 1107 .792
Nick Johnson (2014) 38 38 848 1254 .676
Total 269 269 7917 8962 .883

PREVIOUS GAME
ARIZONA 79, WASHINGTON STATE 62
PRODUCTIVITY RATING

* — STARTERS

Player Pos PP MIN PR
Allonzo Trier SG 26 25 1.040
*Lauri Markkanen PF 32 31 1.032
*Dusan Ristic C 19 25 .760
Chance Comanche C 12 16 .750
*Rawle Alkins SF 15 24 .625
*Kadeem Allen SG 16 27 .593
Parker Jackson-Cartwright PG 6 17 .353
*Kobi Simmons SG 2 27 .074
LESS THAN 10 MIN
Keanu Pinder PF 0 8 .000
TOTAL TEAM 128 200 .640

ARIZONA SCHEDULE/PRODUCTIVITY RESULTS
*-Honolulu
**-Las Vegas
***-Los Angeles
****-Houston

Date Opponent W/L Score PR Productivity Leader Pos PP MIN PR
11/11 *Michigan St W 65-63 .395 Kobi Simmons SG 22 26 .846
11/15 CS Bakersfield W 78-66 .560 Lauri Markkanen PF 48 36 1.333
11/18 Sacred Heart W 95-65 .805 Dusan Ristic C 31 22 1.409
11/21 N. Colorado W 71-55 .565 Parker Jackson-Cartwright PG 35 34 1.029
11/24 **Santa Clara W 69-61 .510 Keanu Pinder PF 12 12 1.000
11/25 **Butler L 69-65 .390 Lauri Markkanen PF 17 21 .810
11/30 Texas So. W 85-63 .705 Lauri Markkanen PF 35 29 1.207
12/3 ***Gonzaga L 69-62 .420 Dusan Ristic C 17 23 .739
12/6 Cal-Irvine W 79-57 .635 Dusan Ristic C 32 30 1.067
12/10 at Missouri W 79-60 .556 Rawle Alkins SF 27 37 .730
12/14 Grand Canyon W 64-54 .450 Dusan Ristic C 19 31 .613
12/17 ****Texas A&M W 67-63 .545 Dusan Ristic C 27 26 1.038
12/20 New Mexico W 77-46 .680 Chance Comanche PF 25 23 1.087
12/30 California W 67-62 .410 Dusan Ristic C 27 28 .964
1/1 Stanford W 91-52 .725 Rawle Alkins SF 36 29 1.241
1/5 Utah W 66-56 .530 Dusan Ristic C 29 26 1.115
1/7 Colorado W 82-73 .580 Lauri Markkanen PF 28 22 1.273
1/12 ASU W 91-75 .765 Lauri Markkanen PF 42 30 1.400
1/19 at USC W 73-66 .490 Lauri Markkanen PF 34 35 .971
1/21 at UCLA W 96-85 .735 Kobi Simmons SG 34 33 1.030
1/26 Wash.St. W 79-62 .640 Allonzo Trier SG 26 25 1.040

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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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