Wizards by the numbers: January swings on the wing

Wizards by the numbers: January swings on the wing
January 12, 2014, 5:00 pm
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Clearly, the New Year hasn't gone according to plan for the Wizards, who fell to 2-5 in January following Saturday's wild home loss to the Houston Rockets. There are the broad scenarios to ponder, like what's with an 0-4 home record, but 2-1 on the road. There are also individual numbers to ponder. We started with Washington's backcourt and now look at the primary wing threats.

Trevor Ariza

January: 10.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 1.3 3's, 37.0 FG%, 23.7 3pt%

Season: 14.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 2.3 3's, 44.2 FG%, 39.1 3pt%

*Ariza ended 2013 sinking 18 of 34 (52.9) 3-pointers in his final six games. Thru seven games in 2014, he's 9 of 28 (32.1 percent). The numbers are slightly worse (5 of 16) in three home games. After last Sunday's loss to the Warriors where he missed all five of his attempts from beyond the arc, Ariza said the looks were there, but just not falling. Then again, after his prolific start from distance, defenses are paying more attention to running Ariza from his favorite corner spots.

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Martell Webster

January: 7.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.3 3's, 40.9 FG%, 36.0 3pt%

Season: 11.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.1 3's, 44.5 FG%, 40.6 3pt%

*Webster's minutes are down slightly (30.4 overall vs. 26.1 in January). His 3-point attempts (5.1. vs 3.6) and overall FG tries (8.6 vs. 6.3 are off a bit more. Playing less minutes with John Wall and without a true distributor on the second-unit is a shot-attempt factor.