NBA Net Points after November

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  1. SWC75

    SWC75 Bored Historian

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    For the last several years I’ve been making monthly posts for baseball keeping track of who is leading each league in base production, (total batting bases +walks + steals) and run production, (runs scored + runs batted in minus home runs so they don’t get counted twice). I’ve also used those stats for my series on the history of the sport to identify the most historically productive players. I’m going to be starting a similar series for basketball soon and I thought I’d start doing monthly NBA posts using my “net points” formula: points + rebounds +assists + steals + blocks – missed field goals –missed free throws – turnovers – fouls. Since we don’t have two leagues, I’ll keep track of the top 25 players. I’ve also decided to break out the players averages per 48 minutes of play, (the length of an NBA game).

    Players don’t actually average 48 minutes per game, (BasketballRefernce.com keeps track of averages per 36 minutes as that’s closer to what a star player will average). But they could play that much in a tight game. These numbers represent what they are capable of doing when their team really needs them to produce. The players are ranked based on total net points. The averages are just a breakdown of their individual skills.

    Here is a breakdown of what I’ve typed in each case with LeBron James in November as an example:
    LeBron played 15 games and 539 minutes in those games, an average of 35.9 minutes per game (m). He scored 353 points (p), grabbed 121 rebounds (r ), passed for 140 assists (a), stole 16 balls (s) and blocked 7 shots (b). He attempted 257 field goals and made 128, so he missed 129 (mfg). He attempted 100 free throws and made 72, missing 28 (mft). He had 58 turnovers (to) and 25 personal fouls (pf). I add the positives and subtract the negatives to get 397 net points. I divide 48 by the 539 minutes and multiply each stat by the result. I come up with this:

    LeBron James CLE 35.9m 31.4p 10.8r 12.5a 1.4s 0.6b 11.5mfg 2.5mft 5.2to 2.2pf 397NP (35.5)


    AFTER NOVEMBER (from the stats as of the morning of December 1st)

    Russell Westbrook OKC 35.7m 41.9p 14.1r 15.1a 1.8s 0.5b 18.8mfg 2.4mft 7.3to 3.4pf 617NP (41.5)
    Anthony Davis NO……… 37.5m 41.1p 14.4r 2.8a 2.4s 3.6b 13.4mfg 2.6mft 3.0to 2.7pf 600NP (42.7)
    Kevin Durrant GS……….. 34.4m 37.7p 11.7r 6.6a 2.2s 2.2b 10.1mfg 1.4mft 3.2to 2.9pf 552NP (42.7)
    James Harden HOU……. 36.9m 37.4p 9.5r 15.5a 1.7s 0.4b 13.5mfg 2.2mft 7.2to 3.5pf 526NP (37.4)
    Damian Lillard POR…….. 35.7m 38.0p 6.6r 7.4a 1.3s 0.3b 13.7mfg 1.3mft 4.0to 3.5pf 460NP (31.0)

    DeMarcus Cousins SAC.. 34.1m 40.5p 14.7r 4.5a 1.7s 1.6b 15.5mfg 3.6mft 4.0to 5.7pf 437NP (34.2)
    Chris Paul LAC…………….. 31.5m 27.3p 7.9r 13.5a 4.2s 0.4b 10.7mfg 0.8mft 3.6to 3.4pf 435NP (34.9)
    Steph Curry GS……………. 33.6m 38.1p 5.9r 8.5a 2.1s 0.3b 12.9mfg 0.6mft 4.3to 3.3pf 424NP (33.7)
    Kawhi Leonard SA...……. 33.9m 31.5p 8.6r 4.2a 3.0s 0.7b 13.6mfg 1.0mft 2.7to 2.2pf 423NP (31.5)
    Hassan Whiteside MIA… 32.7m 26.0p 22.2r 1.1a 1.2s 3.7b 8.6mfg 3.5mft 3.2to 5.1pf 416NP (34.0)

    Jimmy Butler CHI.………. 35.5m 34.6p 8.7r 5.3a 2.2s 0.2b 11.6mfg 1.5mft 2.8to 2.4pf 411NP (32.7)
    DeMar DeRozen TOR….. 36.3m 38.2p 7.3r 5.6a 1.7s 0.1b 14.5mfg 2.2mft 3.7to 2.6pf 403NP (29.6)
    G. Antetokounmopo MIL 34.75m 31.4p 11.8r 8.2a 2.8s 2.8b 10.7mfg 2.0mft 5.1to 5.2pf 401NP (34.6)
    Karl-Anthony Towns MIN 35.1m 30.7p 13.7r 3.3a 1.1s 1.9b 11.9mfg 1.6mft 2.8to 4.2pf 398NP (30.2)
    LeBron James CLE………….35.9m 31.4p 10.8r 12.5a 1.4s 0.6b 11.5mfg 2.5mft 5.2to 2.2pf 397NP (35.5)

    Blake Griffin LAC…………… 33.1m 30.7p 12.7r 6.4a 1.8s 0.8b 11.5mfg 2.5mft 2.6to 3.8pf 397NP (32.0)
    Kemba Walker CHA………. 33.3m 34.9p 5.9r 7.1a 2.4s 0.5b 13.4mfg 1.7mft 2.9to 1.8pf 387NP (31.0)
    Andre Drummond DET….. 29.5m 23.3p 21.5r 2.1a 2.7s 1.7b 9.4mfg 3.3mft 3.1to 4.0pf 366NP (31.3)
    Kevin Love CLE………………. 31.7m 32.9p 16.5r 2.5a 1.5s 0.9b 12.5mfg 1.5mft 2.8to 2.9pf 364NP (34.5)
    Isaiah Thomas BOS………… 33.2m 37.6p 3.7r 9.1a 1.0s 0.2b 15.4mfg 1.4mft 3.4to 3.3pf 350NP (28.1)

    Kyle Lowry TOR……………… 37.9m 25.8p 6.3r 9.3a 2.1s 0.4b 11.5mfg 1.0mft 3.9to 3.8pf 338NP (23.75)
    C. J. McCollum POR……….. 34.6m 30.7p 5.3r 5.1a 1.8s 0.7b 12.9mfg 0.4mft 3.0to 4.4pf 331NP (23.0)
    Dwight Howard ATL………. 29.1m 23.9p 21.2r 1.8a 1.8s 2.6b 5.9mfg 5.2mft 4.4to 5.7pf 330NP (30.2)
    Rudy Gobert UTAH………… 31.0m 17.1p 17.2r 1.5a 0.9s 3.9b 3.3mfg 2.9mft 2.6to 5.0pf 330NP (26.9)
    DeAndre Jordan LAC………. 31.5m 17.6p 19.3r 1.0a 0.8s 2.6b 4.0mfg 3.8mft 2.6to 4.5pf 328NP (26.3)

    FWIW:
    Carmelo Anthony NY……… 33.9m 31.4p 8.9r 3.7a 1.5s 0.5b 15.1mfg 0.9mft 2.8to 4.2pf 293NP (23.0)

    Comments: Westbrook and Harden are triple-double machines but they also turn the ball over a lot. Cousins is a heck of a player but commits to many fouls. Durrant is as productive as ever, even though he has to share the ball with Curry and Thompson (who had 246 NP). Lebron seems to be kind of in low gear, (but not out of gas). Anthony Davis looks very much like the next “face of the game” type player. Would you rather have Steph Curry or Chris Paul? The bottom of the list shows there’s still a place for the old-fashioned center who can go and get the ball for you. Melo misses too many shots and doesn’t rebound enough to make the top 25.

    This project will enable me to appreciate NBA players more, as I most follow the college game. I think I’m going to be a big Giannis Antetokounmpo fan.
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  2. Tom K.

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    Excellent write-up. I visit BasketballReference.com frequently and I always desire to see the stats per 48 minutes.

    Basically further proves how much of a freak Russell Westbrook is. The assists are one thing but the rebounding from him is always what is eye-popping to me with him being a guard. And how can anyone get on the guy for selfishness when he averages double-digit assists and second best in the league? Thunder should be in the playoffs this year and if Westbrook pulls off the triple-double per game then he will be the lock on MVP, no disrespect to Harden.

    Giannis will be a force for years to come. Really high on that kid. Now let's get him to the Lakers. (somehow)
    Somewhat surprised that Kyrie Irving is absent. But I guess the other stats (rebs & asts just aren't there for him)
    If I did it right:

    Kyrie Irving CLE……… 33.7m 34.9p 4.4r 6.4a 1.0s 0.4b 14.0mfg 0.7mft 3.2to 2.9pf 294NP (?)

    What is that final parenthesis? The PER?
     
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    SWC75 Bored Historian

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    Net points per 48 minutes.

    I hope Giannis has a nickname.
     
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    It's "The Greek Freak"
     
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    Melancer46 All American

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    The Greek Freak.

    I'm a Bucks fan...the kid is simply incredible and he just turned 22 yesterday. I had been following him in the months leading up to the draft and jumped for joy when we were the team that drafted him.

    Milwaukee absolutely struck gold. He looks to have top 5 NBA player potential (he completely dominated head to head against LeBron the other night), is locked in long-term already, and is in love with the city of Milwaukee.
     
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    Is James slipping a bit or is he just conserving himself for the playoffs?
     
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    Ummm... I do think he's slowed down a little bit athletically, but the guy is still a freak. His numbers this year are basically all on par or better than last year. Probably still a top 3 MVP candidate.
     
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    Athletically? Definitely. But that is just age and wear and tear. Productivity? No way. Come finals time (which the Cavs will be in, unfortunately), he will do what he does.
     
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    I think the old man's holding up OK.

     
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    A modest triple-double for Giannis last night beating Portland.
    15p 12r 11a ... 2 steals and 4 blocks for good measure.

    Can't wait to watch this kid in the playoffs again.
     
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