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Cairns vs. Illawarra Predictions and Preview for 4/11/2021

Cairns takes on Illawarra on 4/11/2021 at 7:00AM.

Cairns and Illawarra face off in a league game. Cairns has a record of 5-16 this season. Illawarra is 11-11 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Cairns Team Preview

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You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 108.7, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .536, which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .508, which considered to be below average. They tend to score a bit more off the dribble than most. They are doing an above average job of preventing live ball turnovers (steals). An opponent steals rate of 8.6% is not something to brag about, but it is far better to not have it be a problem.They have an offensive rebounding rate of 25.3% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

Their defensive efficiency is 116.0, there is a lot of work to do here. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They yield a True Shooting Percentage of .549 which is considered to be above average (in a good way). This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They have an abysmal defensive rebounding rate of 60.8% this season. Defensive rebounding is a massive problem. Far too many second chance opportunities.

Sometimes defenses are very focused on forcing bad shots and getting the defensive rebound. Is there anything to support this? It may be just possible that this is a passive defense. Their Blocks Rate is 8.0% and they are quite good at altering shots and spooking opponents looking to score at the rim .

George Blagojevic 6-8 205 F

He is considered a fringe player who may not stick around. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 113.7. He is among the worst in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 92.8.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .453%, he is among the worst scorers when given the opportunity. He is very inefficient.He is a shooter of extreme inefficiency when isolating his shooting figures from the rest of his metrics. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He either does not take three point shots or he does not make them either. Opponents are probably quite aware. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. Fouling him is probably better than letting him get two points on a drive or post-up. The Free Throw Line is an adventure for him and everyone is there to watch.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

Majok Deng 6-10 185 F

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far. He is a weak defender, he has a Defensive Rating of 115.5. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 109.8.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .523%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Mirko Djeric 6-2 180 G

He is considered a fringe player who may not stick around. He is a weak defender, he has a Defensive Rating of 119.9. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 113.3.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .517%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.The ball is in safe hands with him and there is a general level of comfort in his stewardship.

Nathan Jawai 6-10 280 C

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 114.3. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 109.3.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .562%, he is an above-average scorer when given the opportunity. He exhibits above-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. He either does not take three point shots or he does not make them either. Opponents are probably quite aware. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Jarrod Kenny 6-2 180 G

He is considered a fringe player who may not stick around. He is a weak defender, he has a Defensive Rating of 117.8. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 113.3.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .564%, he is an above-average scorer when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He would be considered one of the more passive offensive players and he is almost exclusively a jump shooter. Fouling him is probably better than letting him get two points on a drive or post-up. The Free Throw Line is an adventure for him and everyone is there to watch.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

Mojave King 6-5 194 G

He is considered a fringe player who may not stick around. He is a weak defender, he has a Defensive Rating of 116.4. He is among the worst in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 84.6.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .408%, he is among the worst scorers when given the opportunity. He is very inefficient.He is a shooter of extreme inefficiency when isolating his shooting figures from the rest of his metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. He is a below average three point shooter. He would be considered one of the more passive offensive players and he is almost exclusively a jump shooter. Fouling him is probably better than letting him get two points on a drive or post-up. The Free Throw Line is an adventure for him and everyone is there to watch.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

Fabijan Krslovic 6-8 239 G

He is considered a fringe player who may not stick around. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 112.6. He is among the worst in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 97.5.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .434%, he is among the worst scorers when given the opportunity. He is very inefficient.He is a shooter of extreme inefficiency when isolating his shooting figures from the rest of his metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. He is a below average three point shooter. He would be considered one of the more passive offensive players and he is almost exclusively a jump shooter. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Scott Machado 6-1 201 G

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He is a weak defender, he has a Defensive Rating of 116.4. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 109.3.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .491%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

Jordan Ngatai 6-7 215 F

He is considered a fringe player who may not stick around. He is a weak defender, he has a Defensive Rating of 118.2. He has a strong Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 127.0.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .649%, he is a strong scorer when given the opportunity. He is very efficient as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. He is an above average three point shooter who must be respected. He would be considered one of the more passive offensive players and he is almost exclusively a jump shooter. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is either a ballhog, does not play enough minutes or he is not supposed to be distributing the ball. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

Kouat Noi 6-7 210 F

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 112.7. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 98.7.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .469%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

Cameron Oliver 6-8 225 C

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 108.9. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 114.0.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .549%, he is an above-average scorer when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He will be looking to cut down on his turnovers, better decision-making and more alertness on the offensive end should help.

Illawarra Team Preview

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You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 108.7, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .516, which is terrible. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .492, which considered to be below average. Ball movement is not important at all in this offense when setting up shot attempts. They may run a lot of isos. They are among the best at avoiding live ball turnovers and that means less fast break opportunities for opponents. With an opponent steals rate of 7.5%, there is a level of dependability in half court offense. They successfully retrieved 27.2% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 109.2, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They yield a True Shooting Percentage of .540 which is considered to be above average (in a good way). This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They have an defensive rebounding rate of 66.2% this season. They are a below average defensive rebounding team.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there. Their Blocks Rate is 10.8%, which means that they are among the best at altering shots.

Deng Adel 6-7 196 SF

He is considered a fringe player who may not stick around. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 111.3. He is among the worst in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 89.4.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .358%, he is among the worst scorers when given the opportunity. He is very inefficient.He is a shooter of extreme inefficiency when isolating his shooting figures from the rest of his metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. He is a below average three point shooter. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

Cameron Bairstow 6-9 250 F

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 108.5. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 109.8.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .504%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Deng Deng 6-8 205 F

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 107.7. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 101.0.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .486%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He is a shooter of extreme inefficiency when isolating his shooting figures from the rest of his metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He would be considered one of the more passive offensive players and he is almost exclusively a jump shooter. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Samson Froling 6-11 200 F

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 107.8. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 111.1.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .524%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. He is a below average three point shooter. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. Fouling him is probably better than letting him get two points on a drive or post-up. The Free Throw Line is an adventure for him and everyone is there to watch.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Tyler Harvey 6-4 185 G

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 109.8. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 113.8.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .534%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.The ball is in safe hands with him and there is a general level of comfort in his stewardship.

Justinian Jessup 6-6 202 SF

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 109.3. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 113.5.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .561%, he is an above-average scorer when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He would be considered one of the more passive offensive players and he is almost exclusively a jump shooter. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

Emmett Naar 6-1 195 G

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 113.7. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 110.5.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .446%, he is among the worst scorers when given the opportunity. He is very inefficient.He is a shooter of extreme inefficiency when isolating his shooting figures from the rest of his metrics. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is either a ballhog, does not play enough minutes or he is not supposed to be distributing the ball. The ball is in safe hands with him and there is a general level of comfort in his stewardship.

A.J. Ogilvy 6-11 250 C

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He sports a above-average in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 103.1. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 120.9.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .512%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. Opponents should be looking to run him off the three point arc. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Justin Simon 6-5 215 PG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far. He sports a above-average in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 102.9. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 105.3.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .446%, he is among the worst scorers when given the opportunity. He is very inefficient.He is a shooter of extreme inefficiency when isolating his shooting figures from the rest of his metrics. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. Fouling him is probably better than letting him get two points on a drive or post-up. The Free Throw Line is an adventure for him and everyone is there to watch.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Isaac White 6-2 180 PG

He is considered a fringe player who may not stick around. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 110.8. He is among the worst in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 95.3.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .455%, he is among the worst scorers when given the opportunity. He is very inefficient.He is a shooter of extreme inefficiency when isolating his shooting figures from the rest of his metrics. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. He is a below average three point shooter. He would be considered one of the more passive offensive players and he is almost exclusively a jump shooter. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

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