29 years old James is old?The data says he can’t do it

29yearsoldJamesisold?Thedatasayshecan’tdoit
MinnanNewsNovember25Afterfourconsecutivelosingstreak,LeBronJamesadmittedthatthisknightiscurrentlyvulnerable.Tochangetheteam’sunfavorablemomentum,thismorning’shomegameagainsttheMagicmaybethebestopportunity.Butinthe11gamesthathaveendedthisseason,LeBron’sperformanceisnotsatisfactory.MaybeitistimetodiscusswhetherZhanHuanghaspassedthepeak.James’statusisquestioned.Thedatasayshecan’tdoit.Inthe11gamesthathaveendedthisseason,Jamesaveraged25.5points,6.4rebounds,6.5assists,shooting46.5%,horizontalcomparison,thisdataisstillpowerfulenoughtoevencompeteinMVP,butverticalcomparisonLeBronhimself,theabovefiguresareallcareerlow(onlyhigherthantherookieseason).  Anotherdownside:LeBronnowaverages38minutespergame.6minutes,inotherwords,hisefficiencyvalue(PER)isdeclininglinearly,thisseasonLeBron’sPERisonly23.4.ThisnumberisevenlowerthanthatofWade(23.8).  Inaddition,LeBronledtheleagueinPERforsixoftheprevioussevenyears(theonlyexceptionwasDurantlastyear),sothatsomepeoplejokedthatPERisthedatainventedforLeBron.而本赛季,PER比勒布朗高的核心球员包括浓眉哥、保罗、诺维茨基、库里、考辛斯、利拉德、韦德、洛里……换了位置没换习惯  勒布朗究竟whathappened?ThebiggestchangeforLeBronthisseasonistoadjustthepositionandreturntothefamiliarthree.Statisticsshowthathehasplayedsmallforwards66%ofthetimethisseason.Inthepasttwoseasons,LeBronhasplayedatleast80%ofthetime.  However,itisinterestingthatLeBronhasnotdecreasedthefrequencyofbasketattacksthisseason,andthepercentageoflong-rangeshotshasnotchangedsignificantly;histhree-pointshootingratethisseasonisashighas40.4%,thesecondhighestinhiscareer;LeBron’sshootingisstillbetterthanlastyear(38.5%vs37.8%).  Yes,overall,LeBrondidnotchangehisshootinghabit,althoughhechangedpositions.Bycontrast,theLuffwhochangedhispositionbecamemoreout-of-handandtheshootingratebecamemoreunstable.Theblameisnotinthestate  PerhapsinLeBron’sopinion,itisonlyanexpedientmeasuretocontinueplayingpowerforwardonthefield,butifitcan’thelphisteammatesfindthestate,whatisthesignificanceofLeBron’schange?TheteammatesmentionedheremainlyrefertoLoew.Infact,thebiggestdifferencebetweenthecurrentstateoftheCavaliersandthepastisnotLeBron,butLoew.Thisseason,Loewaveragedonly16pointsand10reboundspergameintheendofthegame.What’sworseishisshootingpercentage.Asastandardfour,Luff’sshootingpercentageisonly38.8%.YiJianlianhasacareershootingpercentageof40.4%.  Ofcourse,theCavalierscoachingstaffcan’tjustwatchLuffdegenerate,especiallyconsideringthathisannualsalaryisashighas$14million,andhemayruntoLosAngelesatanytime(thismaycauseLeBrontoleaveagain).SoLeBronwithdrewfromthelowpostandreturnedtotheoutsidetolettheinsidebecomeanaturalchoice,butthisdidnotallowLoewtoenterhiscomfortablearea.Sincethestartofthegame,Loughhasnotbeenabletofindasuitableattackrhythm.HiscooperationwithLeBronisstillonlyattheinitiallevelofreboundingfastbreak.  WhataboutLeBronnext?IsittocontinuetowaitforcoachBlattertointegratetheteamtoallowLoewtocorrectlyjointheoffensivesequence,orcan’tbeartostarttakingoverthegamealone?Wecanonlywaitandsee.CavaliersVSMagic25th8:00  Priortothis,theCavaliershavebeenundefeatedfortheMagicforsevenconsecutivegames.ThelasttimetheylosttotheMagic,itwasNovember24,2012.WhileintheHeatforJames,hisrecordfortheMagic’swinningstreakhasreached8games.  Inthepreviousday’sgameagainsttheRaptors,theCavalierslostthegameandeventuallylostthegame93:110.LeBronhas10assistsandonly15points,nearly10pointslowerthanhisseasonaverage.Inaninterviewafterthegame,headmittedthathisteamisstillfarfromgood.ThelasttimeJameshadafive-gamelosingstreakwastheeventfromFebruary28toMarch9,2011,whichwasalsohisfirstseasonafterjoiningtheHeat.  TotheMagic,whatisworseisthattheyarelikelytofacethetroubleoftheteam’ssecondhandmissinginthisgame.