Underachievers and Overachievers in the NBA

I’ve added one more feature to the 2008-2009 regular season’s stat table. What team do you think have overachieved most so far? If you would like to learn, just head to the stat page and sort “Ach.” column!

Well, Detroit should have won fewer games than their level of effort on the court indicates. In other words, the Pistons have been able to win close games that helped them end up having a better W/L record.

Don’t blame the Wizards for the worst start. They are the most underachieved team at the moment. Washington should have won almost 3 games more so that they could have a 0.290 pct instead of 0.194 W/L pct.

Charlotte (3-10) should have won more games on the road while the Nets (10-6) got some lucky wins when playing away from home.

The Indiana Pacers (7-9) are the most underachieved team at home and the Pistons (12-5) have been able to win 3-4 extra games at the Palace.