The season has begun, and thus, quantifiable results in comparing the parts of a significant trade completed over the offseason between the Bobbies and Hornets. Below, we'll keep track of the performances of centers Tyson Chandler and Emeka Okafor.
Through 12/28: Okafor-28 G, 29.1 MPG, 10.7 PPG (.501 FG%), 9.9 RPG, 1.9 BPG, 1.4 TOPG, 2.8 PF/G
Chandler-25 G, 25.7 MPG, 6.6 PPG (.500 FG%), 7.0 RPG, 1.2 BPG, 2.2 TOPG, 3.2 PF/G
'08-'09 Bobcats wins: 35
projected '09-'10 Bobcats wins: 33
11/19: With a surprisingly healthy start to the season by both players (at least in terms of being able to suit up and play), we've now seen the first injury-related absence in the pair. I'll track those below, since they're not entirely within the player's control and will effect these numbers.
11/18: Chandler sits out the second half of a game with a lower back injury, limiting him to 15 minutes.
11/20-11/22: Chandler misses two games with back injury.
12/22: Chandler leaves a game in the third quarter with what is diagnosed as a foot sprain.
12/26-12/28: Chandler misses two games with a stress reaction in his foot