Fans who heckle like this are attention-seekers. They're annoying as hell
This guy acting tough, if he ran into Bron on the streets in Chicago you already know he’d be asking for pictures and showing everyone for the next month. Bron talking shit to you is the most exciting thing that will happen to you all year
Nothing beats that purple shirt guy who buried the hornets dreams of 2nd round by pissing off flash
LeBron is averaging the same Ts% and a better eFg% than Steph Currys unanimous MVP year
Lebron currenty has a .668 Ts% and a .642 eFg%. His efficiency is right up there with “the best offensive season ever.”. Unreal what LeBron is doing in year 15.
25 games vs 80 games
These threads are so ass.
Regress to his peak.
Almost. Curry's TS% is still a bit higher at .669%, with a higher volume to boot (two more points in three fewer minutes).
Notable players in the bottom 20 of TS% through 25ish games
96 players have attempted at least 200 shots this year (while averaging 10+ shots per game). Here are some notable names who are scoring in a really inefficient way. League average TS% so far this year is 55.5%
96 Lonzo Ball - again, not much to say really. Every part of his scoring is worrying. Finishing at the rim, jump shots, and even free throws. Blah blah blah. Again, it is notable how far away he is from 95th place (38.0)
95 De'Aaron Fox - just like last time, Fox is right below Ball on this list. Fox is persistent at attacking the paint but ends up settling for floaters more often than he actually gets to the rim. Very good finisher when he gets there though. He is taking a pluaraliy of his shots from long-2 range. (45.5)
94 Dennis Smith Jr. - serious déjà vu kicking in as we again start the list off with three straight rookies. Nearly 70% of Smith's shots come either at the rim or from three. Smith takes 5 shots per game as a PnR ball handler. Out of all players taking 5+ shots as a PnR ball handler this year, Smith has the worst eFG% at 39.9%. He doesn't get to the line enough (currently averaging more TOV than FTA). (46.5)
93 Jusuf Nurkic - in the first 3 years of his career, he took nearly 55% of his shots right at the rim. This year he's only taking 39% of his shots that close to the basket. From what I've heard, his weight loss (to help with knee issues) is a big part of him not being able to bully his way to close shots as often. Blazers offense currently performs better with him off the floor (49.0)
92 Kris Dunn - one of the most erratically inconsistent scorers this year. Here are some consecutive game samples from this season. Shot 1/11 one game then 10/16 the next game. Later shot 2/11 then 0/6 then 10/16 then 9/11 then 2/9. He's been uncharacteristically hot from beyond the arc so his efficiency could dip even lower if he doesn't sustain his shooting. (49.3)
91 Dion Waiters - The Heat paid for Dion with that 50% TS but instead are getting Dion with that 49% TS. Despite a huge dip in 3P% this year, his finishing at the rim has miraculously jumped from a career average of 52% to 60%. Waiters has shot 36% from the field in the first 3 quarter of games this year. He is shooting 47% in 4th quarters and overtime periods. (49.4)
90 Justin Holliday - this is shaping up to be one of the ultimate chucker seasons by Holiday. He is 7th on the Bulls in touches per game but still takes the most shots per game. He leads the team in minutes by a wide margin but makes the 8th most passes per game. (49.9)
89 Russell Westbrook - he is currently averaging 0.73 points per possession as a PnR ball handler. That's down from 0.89 last year. Despite early murmurs that WB looks like he's lost some burst, he's actually shooting more of his shots in the restricted area than last year and is making them at a better rate (best of his career). His FT rate has declined by a decent margin, but less significantly than other stars (Harden for example). He is on pace for 50 dunks this year which would match his output last year. He just can't make a jumpshot to save his life (50.0)
87 Austin Rivers - his finishing at the rim has regressed in a bad way. After averaging 62% at the rim in his first 2.5 seasons as a Clipper, he is at a lousy 49% so far this year. His development into a very good 3PT shooter is saving him from being a total headache on offense. His is shooting more than half of his threes off the dribble and is making a better percentage than when he takes 0 or fewer dribbles (lol). (51.3)
86 Ricky Rubio - he's upped his 3PA rate from 30% last year to nearly 40% this year. His assist rate has dropped from 39% last year to only 27% this year. He has the highest usage of his career and for once his team's offense is performing better with him off the court than with him on it. This has been a very strange year for Rubio.
85 Lauri Markkanen - currently shooting a miserable 29.8% on spot up possessions. He's been a true 3PT bomber so far, taking 53% of his shots from deep. Better than some of the other rookies we've seen on this list. His burden to create shots isn't the same as the other rookies. However his teammates are realllly unimpressive as he's the 3rd Bull to make this list (51.4)
84 Andrew Wiggins - he's been playing as a floor spacer too often this year. Nearly 30% of his shots are threes and he's only hitting 30% of them. He's only making 34% of his spot up shots. He's taking the fewest shots of his career at the rim and getting to the foul line at the worst rate of his career. (52.0)
82 Carmelo Anthony - he is shooting 2.2 "open" 3s per game this year and making 24% of them ("open" refers to a shot where the closest defender is 4-6 feet from you). He only shooting 30% on corners threes. Almost half his shots are still 2PT jump shots. (52.2)
81 Ben Simmons - I think I said this last time but it's kind of impressive his efficiency is this "high" given that this is his rookie year and he has no jumper to speak of (28% on jump shots outside of 10 feet). He is leading all rookies in dunks with 43 (barely beating out Atlanta's John Collins who has 42). He's shooting an amazing 70% on shots in transition. (52.3)
79 Brandon Ingram - again, I said this last time, but his driving and finishing has been very impressive this year. It's just all the jumpshots that he can't get to fall. He's working much more as a creator than as a play finisher this year as the Lakers try to figure out what they have in him. He's averaging about 0.75 points per possession in isolation and 0.86 points per possession as a PnR ball handler. (52.6)
78 Marc Gasol - Marc is on pace to, for the first time in his career, shoot a below-league-average FG% from floater range (3-10 feet). For his whole career, he has shot a plurality of his shots from floater range, but he has never shot as low as 42% on said shots (40% is league average). Right now he is at 35%. I'm amazed by multiple aspects of this stat. (52.7)
77 Dennis Schroder - well this is the 3rd Hawk to appear in the bottom 20 (first to be included in my list however [fuck you Bazemore]). Schroder is currently leading the league in drivers per game and points scored off drives. He is as quick as they come but not very creative when it comes to finishing. He's also had to attempt a bunch of long-2s this year just because his burden to create has been rather burdensome. He currently has had his shot blocked more than anyone else in the league except one player (y'all can guess who that player is in the comment section). (52.8)
What a nice informative post with helpful analysis. My guess for most blocked shots is Boogie, I remember reading something last year about the surprisingly high number for him.
It's fun to guess. But I'll tell you. Dennis Smith Jr.
1 Dennis Smith Jr.
2 Dennis Schroder
3 Victor Dennis Oladipo (I'm not even making that up... I googled his middle name just to see and it's actually Dennis)
4 DeMarcus Cousins
5 CJ McCollum
Correlation between being named Dennis and getting your shot blocked CONFIRMED.
[X-Post] r/Philippines: LeBron James' mural at a tenement in a slum area in Metro Manila, Philippines
wait u transformed into dwyane wade??
Philippines is a diverse country, in terms of basketball. In fact, I am D-Wade since I was a kid.
Edit: D-Wade fan
Judging from insta and FB comments, i thought filipinos hated lebron and loved kobe
Ball is life here
Random fact: Damian Lillard has been blocked more times in his career than Chris Paul despite playing half as many games
Lillard- Blocked 470 times in 420 games, 7379 field goal attempts
Paul- Blocked 456 times in 842 games, 11696 field goal attempts
Source: Basketball Reference
This is a big part of why the stat isthe way it is:
% of shots at the rim the past 4 years
Lillard; 28%, 25%, 26%, 27%
CP3: 12% 9% 7% 12%
The way these guys are going to get their shots blocked is often going to the rim. Especially since CP3 is too smart to just force super contested jumpers.
Hell CP3 like a year and a half ago on JJ Redick's podcast was like "After Nick Collision elbowed me and broke my ribs driving to the rim I was like.......yeah lemme check out how this whole mid range thing is how it and works". Lol he knows his game. It aint elevating over bigs at the rim and he's a historically great mid range shooter. He's also an incredibly smart player who's as good as anybody at not forcing suboptimal shots. Hence it all adds up to stuff like this.
Point God has one of the best floaters of all time. Dame just attacks..
Either way this is a crazy stat.
I wouldn't be surprised if Dame had more drives than Cp3 though. Chris Paul isn't exactly attacking the rim like Dame does. Hard to get blocked if you don't take many layups
CP3 in New Orleans: 34%, 30%, 23%, 26%, 19%, 15%
Rajon Rondo has now played 288 minutes across 12 games and has yet to attempt a single free throw
This has to be some kind of record, right? Rondo is a terrible FT shooter, so it's a good strategy for him to stay away from the line, but I can't believe he hasn't been fouled on a single shot yet (80 FGA).
Probably the happiest Rondo has ever been.
Rondo is a terrible FT shooter, so it's a good strategy for him to stay away from the line
it really isn't. even a 60% ft shooter going to the line is more efficient than the average play you'll get otherwise.
Nah, happiest he’s ever been is looking off Ray Allen for an open three
i think youve jinxed it now
Butler confirmed to have Taj on his fantasy team.
Jimmy Butler might be my favorite player not on my team.
"the fuck was that" gif
[Post Game Thread] The Minnesota Timberwolves (15-11) defeat the Los Angeles Clippers (8-15) 113 - 107ESPN BOX SCORE MIN Min FG FT 3PT +/- OR Reb A Blk Stl TO PF Pts K. Towns 39:02 9-14 3-5 0-2 +9 1 12 4 4 2 4 3 21 J. Butler 42:45 7-12 5-5 0-2 +9 1 8 8 0 0 1 2 19 J. Teague 37:17 6-14 3-3 4-7 +4 0 3 7 0 0 3 3 19 T. Gibson 36:25 7-10 2-4 0-1 +5 4 14 2 3 1 1 3 16 A. Wiggins 36:25 7-16 1-2 1-3 +5 1 2 2 0 0 3 4 16 G. Dieng 20:33 4-5 0-0 0-0 -2 1 4 2 1 0 2 2 8 J. Crawford 16:50 4-10 2-2 1-3 -2 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 11 T. Jones 10:43 1-1 0-0 1-1 +2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 N. Bjelica 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 M. Georges-Hu 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 S. Muhammad 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 C. Aldrich 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A. Brooks 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 J. Patton 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A. Brown 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 240 45-82(.549) 16-21(.762) 7-19(.368) - 8 46 29 8 4 15 17 113 LAC Min FG FT 3PT +/- OR Reb A Blk Stl TO PF Pts D. Jordan 34:19 8-12 2-3 0-0 -5 12 21 2 0 0 3 3 18 A. Rivers 37:01 9-18 3-5 2-6 -5 0 2 4 0 2 2 1 23 W. Johnson 31:43 4-11 1-2 0-5 -6 1 3 2 3 0 0 1 9 D. Gallinari 25:58 2-13 2-2 1-5 -11 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 7 C.J. Williams 11:28 1-5 0-0 1-2 -11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 L. Williams 36:34 9-20 1-2 4-9 +8 1 3 8 0 1 1 3 23 J. Wilson 16:18 2-5 0-0 1-3 +10 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 5 S. Thornwell 15:56 2-4 0-1 0-1 +3 1 4 0 0 0 1 2 4 M. Harrell 13:19 4-5 0-0 0-0 -1 1 2 0 0 1 0 3 8 J. Evans 11:18 2-4 0-0 1-2 -7 0 2 3 0 1 0 2 5 S. Dekker 6:06 1-3 0-0 0-0 -5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 B. Johnson 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 B. Griffin 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 P. Beverley 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Reed 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 M. Teodosic 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 240 44-100(.440) 9-15(.600) 10-33(.303) - 17 43 23 3 6 9 17 107 nbaboxscoregenerator.com by /u/Obi-Wan_Ginobili
Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) - 21 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks on 9-14 FG
Jimmy Butler (MIN) - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists on 7-12 FG
Taj Gibson (MIN) - 16 points and 14 rebounds on 7-10 FG
Lou Williams (LAC) - 23 points and 8 assists
DeAndre Jordan (LAC) - 18 points and 21 rebounds on 8-12 FG
Thibs on suicide watch, Jimmy just said in the post game that the 40 minute games are starting to add up
"Yeah. We gotta talk to thibs. These 40 minutes are starting to add up. - jimmy during post game. Damn. Get him.
"Ima fix wolves" - Jimmy G Buckets
For people in LA: How do/did you choose to support the Clippers or the Lakers?
Its something I have always wondered honestly. Since both teams play in the same arena, they are technically from the same part of LA (at least I think this is true, correct me if I am wrong) so its not like you go with the one that is geographically closest to you.
If you aren't local to LA but like one of the teams, what made you choose that team as opposed to the other?
I honestly have no idea how you can grow up in Los Angeles and be a Clippers fan
Possibilities: You want to go against the norm, you happened to get into basketball when the Clippers happened to be good with Elton Brand or with the CP3 and Blake teams, you chose the team that has tickets you can actually afford, you have a parent that is a fan, or you decided to get into basketball and you have FOX Sports and not the Lakers channel.
Near the LA area, a lot of the people around me were Laker fans while I was a bit more undecided. When I decided to follow a team I liked how the Clippers had a poor history so I thought it be more fun to root for an underdog team. I just feel like IF the Clippers ever won a championship, it would probably be a better feeling with a team that had a poor history and it's also their first. I suffer now to one day achieve that great feeling.
This is mostly true. Most of the older Clippers fans I know are the ones that went against the norm or went to a lot of Clippers games because of the price.
There was a running joke that "Clippers fans are Lakers fans who can't afford tickets."
mfw i just found out my daughter is sexually active
Doc's face in the beginning lmaoo
Lou has gone ballistic in the second half
It seems like Lou goes ballistic every game