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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby dsdurany » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:17 pm

Least amount of points by the lead scorer is 8 by the Denver Nuggets (March 6, 2004)
Only game in NBA History since Shot Clock Era that the lead scorer for a team didn't score in double figures. Six players from the Nuggets had eight points each in 97-66 loss to the Detroit Pistons.
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby Mike Goodman » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:38 pm

Free Throw Futility.
From a list of worst FT% by players with at least 200 FT attempts in a season, I've ranked them by the amount that their True Shooting Percentage (TS%) is dinged by their FT shooting.

- TS% = Pts/(FGA*2 + FTA*.88)
- eFG% = (Pts-FT)/(FGA*2) -- This is effective FG%, counting 3's as 1.5 FG. Basically FG% for these guys.
- diff = TS% - eFG%
http://bkref.com/tiny/Vb70M
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diff     Player >200 FTA   Season    Tm    FT%   eFG%    TS%  fta/fga
-.045   Wilt Chamberlain  1966-67   Phl   .441   .683   .637   .76
-.039   Wilt Chamberlain  1971-72   LAL   .422   .649   .610   .69
-.039   DeAndre Jordan    2013-14   LAC   .437   .656   .616   .74 * - see Edit
-.038   DeAndre Jordan    2010-11   LAC   .452   .686   .648   .64
-.038   DeAndre Jordan    2012-13   LAC   .386   .643   .606   .51

-.038   Wilt Chamberlain  1972-73   LAL   .510   .727   .689   .78
-.037   Wilt Chamberlain  1967-68   Phl   .380   .595   .557   .68
-.024   Shaquille O'Neal  2006-07   Mia   .422   .591   .567   .61
-.023   Andre Drummond    2013-14   Det   .413   .611   .588   .43 * - see Edit
-.020   Wilt Chamberlain  1968-69   LAL   .446   .583   .564   .78

diff     Player >200 FTA   Season    Tm    FT%   eFG%    TS%  fta/fga
-.019   Ben Wallace       2000-01   Det   .336   .489   .470   .54
-.018   Shaquille O'Neal  2004-05   Mia   .461   .601   .583   .70
-.014   Shaquille O'Neal  2005-06   Mia   .469   .600   .586   .59
-.009   Ben Wallace       2001-02   Det   .423   .531   .522   .49
-.009   Mark West         1988-89   Phx   .535   .653   .644   .54

-.008   Ben Wallace       2005-06   Det   .416   .510   .501   .64
-.007   Bo Outlaw         1996-97   LAC   .504   .609   .602   .56
-.007   Shaquille O'Neal  2003-04   LAL   .490   .584   .578   .71
-.006   Dale Davis        1996-97   Ind   .428   .538   .532   .31
-.005   Josh Boone        2007-08   NJN   .456   .548   .543   .50

These guys are most effective as scorers when they aren't giving the opponent time to foul them. Drummond is pretty quick, apparently; among these, only Dale Davis was better at avoiding the stripe (see fta/fga).
DeAndre is carving out a significant place in FT-futility records. This year, he's slightly ahead of himself, as opponents have put him at the line more.

* EDIT -- 5-8-14: DeAndre Jordan's remarkable year includes a late season dropoff in his FT% to finish at .428
Meanwhile, his FG% soared to .676. His TS% finished at .630, meaning that his FT shooting depressed his overall by .046
He has thus taken the top spot all time in this particular distinction.

Andre Drummond's FT% was slightly less terrible late in the year, finishing at .418. His eFG% went up to .623, his TS% was .599, and the difference made by FT was -.024 -- essentially unchanged from earlier.
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby Mike Goodman » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:00 pm

Starting with the post-merger 1976-77 season, nobody (other than those listed here) has attempted more shots (FGA) and done worse, in a regular season.
eFG% counts a 3-pointer as 1.5 FG
Code: Select all
. player           yr    tm    FGA   eFG%
Darrick Martin    2001   Dal    10   .000
Rolando Ferreira  1989   Por    18   .056
Jamal Robinson    2001   Mia    22   .136
Terrel Harris     2013   tot    27   .148
Eric Snow         2008   Cle    38   .158
Jay Murphy        1985   LAC    50   .160
Travis Knight     2001   NYK    53   .189
Jeff Cook         1988   Phx    59   .237
Eric Johnson      1990   Uta    84   .244
Ryan Humphrey     2003   tot   120   .292
Jim Les           1989   Uta   133   .305
Kenny Satterfield 2003   tot   183   .314
Sidney Lowe       1990   Min   229   .323
Bobby Hurley      1996   Sac   230   .330
Kendall Gill      2001   NJN   323   .337
Nik Tskitishvili  2004   Den   393   .340
Gerald Wilkins    1998   Orl   434   .358
Paul Silas        1977   Den   572   .360
Ralph Simpson     1978   tot   576   .375
Mark Macon        1992   Den   889   .377
Ray Williams      1983   KCK  1068   .399
Allen Iverson     2004   Phl  1125   .412
Larry Hughes      2000   tot  1147   .413
Shawn Kemp        2000   Cle  1160   .418
Michael Jordan    2002   Was  1324   .420
Allen Iverson     2002   Phl  1669   .422
Pete Maravich     1977   NOJ  2047   .433
Michael Jordan    1987   Chi  2279   .484

(scroll down)
Jordan's 2279 FGA is most in the era; so his eFG% is also the best in as many attempts.

Now from all eras, best eFG% in as many (or more) attempts :
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. player           yr    tm    FGA   eFG%
Tyson Wheeler     1999   Den     1   1.500
Dajuan Wagner     2007   GSW     1   1.500
Mike Peplowski    1995   Det     5   1.000
Steve Scheffler   1997   Sea     7    .857
Amir Johnson      2006   Det    10    .800
Lorenzo Williams  1998   Was    17    .765
Ryan Hollins     *2014*  LAC    58    .741
Jelani McCoy      1999   Sea    76    .731
Wilt Chamberlain  1973   LAL   586    .727
Wilt              1967   Phl  1150    .683
Charles Barkley   1990   Phl  1177    .608
Kareem Ab'lJabbar 1980   LAL  1383    .604
Shaquille O'Neal  1994   Orl  1591    .599
Shaq              1995   Orl  1594    .583
Kareem            1971   Mil  1843    .577
Kareem            1972   Mil  2019    .574
Wilt              1963   SFW  2770    .528
Wilt              1962   PhW  3159    .506

http://bkref.com/tiny/yFD3h
EDIT: 5-8-2014 -- Ryan Hollins ended up hitting .736 on 72 FGA, so he still fits in there between 'Zo and Jelani
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby MCT » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:13 pm

When I was working on my recent analysis of the 1980-81 Pistons, I noted that the Pistons had a player named Wayne Robinson who appeared in every game but one (Robinson played in 81 games), but never appeared in another NBA game outside of that season. I wondered if Robinson held the record for most games played by a player who appeared in the NBA in only a single season. You’d think that a player who is good enough to be an everyday player for an entire season would at least get a shot at a second season in the league. As it turns out, Robinson held the record at one time. His record has since been broken, however.

Most games played by a player who appeared in the NBA in only a single season

82, Juan Carlos Navarro, 2007-08 Grizzlies
Player from Spain who was a 2nd round pick of the Wizards in 2002 (eligible for NBA Draft that year because he was age 22). Continued playing in Spain until 2007, when the Wizards traded his NBA rights to the Grizzlies for a future 1st round pick, and he signed a 1-year contract with Memphis. For the following season, Navarro returned to Spain (he has played his entire pro career with FC Barcelona aside from the one season he spent with the Grizzlies).

It appears to me that Navarro could have continued playing in the NBA if he wanted to, but chose to return to Spain. In his lone NBA season, he averaged 25.8 minutes and 10.9 points per game, and was named 2nd team NBA All-Rookie. The Grizzlies tendered Navarro a qualifying offer at the end of the 2007-08 season, giving them a right of first refusal if he signed with another NBA team. In a somewhat unusual move, the Grizzlies tendered him a qualifying offer again at the end of the 2008-09 season (following his first season back in Spain), retaining their right of first refusal if Navarro attempted to return to the NBA for the 2009-10 season. The qualifying offer was finally withdrawn in September 2009 in order to clear cap room so the Grizzlies could sign Allen Iverson.

81, Wayne Robinson, 1980-81 Pistons
Was the record holder before Navarro. 2nd round pick of Lakers in 1980, traded to Pistons in preseason.

78, Gary Garland, 1979-80 Nuggets
Was the record holder before Robinson. 2nd round pick of Nuggets in 1979.

Trivia: Garland is the son of gospel singer Cissy Houston, and the half-brother of the late R&B/pop singer Whitney Houston (Garland is from Cissy’s Houston’s first marriage, Whitney Houston from her second; at the time Garland played in the NBA, Whitney Houston was still a teenager and had not yet become famous as a singer). According to Wikipedia, Garland was also a singer himself, and would later work as a backing vocalist for his sister on several of her concert tours.

77 (tie), Don Williams, 1979-80 Jazz
Originally a 5th round pick of the Jazz in 1978.

77 (tie), Greg Hyder, 1970-71 Royals
Was the record holder before Garland. 3rd round pick of Royals in 1970.

75 (tie), Jay Williams, 2002-03 Bulls
1st round pick of Bulls (#2 overall) in 2002.

Williams’ NBA career was effectively ended by injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in June 2003. Williams was on the Bulls’ roster for much of the 2003-04 season but was on the injured list and did not appear in any games. The Bulls bought out his contract and released him in February 2004.

75 (tie), Mike Batiste, 2002-03 Grizzlies.
Undrafted out of Arizona State, 1999.

Batiste had played a couple of seasons in Europe before joining the Grizzlies, and after the 2002-03 season, it looks he like elected to return to Europe rather than attempt to continue his career in the NBA. Batiste was with the Grizzlies on a one-year contract; when the contract expired at the end of the 2002-03 season, the Grizzlies tendered him a qualifying offer, giving them a right of first refusal if he signed with another NBA team, but he signed with a team in Greece instead. According to Wikipedia, Batiste is still actively playing in Greece at age 36.

74, Chuck Aleksinas, 1984-85 Warriors
Originally a 4th round pick of the Bulls in 1982.

73, Joe Cooke, 1970-71 Cavaliers
6th round pick of Cavaliers in 1970.

72, Jack Stephens, 1955-56 Hawks
Was the record holder before Hyder. 2nd round pick of Hawks in 1955.

Stephens played more minutes than any other one-season player (even more than Navarro), averaging 30.8 minutes and 10.3 points, and is one of only two players on this list who played in all of his team’s games (Navarro is the other; the NBA regular season schedule was 72 games when Stephens played). After the 1955-56 season, Stephens apparently went into the military service. The Hawks traded Stephens to the Royals in January 1959 as part of a trade for Sihugo Green. An AP wire service story on the trade, which appears in several newspapers in the Google News Archive, indicates that Stephens was in the military at the time of the trade, but was expected to be discharged soon. The Royals traded away one player in the deal and received back two, including Stephens; the AP article describes the Royals as making room on their roster for both players, as if they expected Stephens to join the team imminently. He never played for the Royals or otherwise returned to the NBA, however.

71, Tom Black, 1970-71 Sonics/Royals
Originally a 9th round pick of the Bullets in 1964. Started 1970-71 season with Sonics, released in February, claimed off waivers by Royals.

70, Brett Szabo, 1996-97 Celtics
Undrafted out of Augustana, ’91.

Most of these guys look to have been fringe players who managed to make an NBA roster and work their way into the rotation for a year (in most cases on bad teams), but apparently couldn't make a roster a second time. The main exceptions, where extenuating circumstances are present, are Navarro, Williams and Stephens. Three of these players are from the 1970-71 season. The NBA's expansion that year from 14 to 17 teams -- expanding in size by more than 20%, at a time when the NBA was also facing competition for players from the ABA -- may have made that a relatively easy year to earn one of the last few spots on some team's bench, although only one of the three players from that season was with a first-year expansion team.

In addition to the players listed above, Roland “Fatty” Taylor, Mike Barr, George Thompson, Johnny Cox and Dwight “Bo” Lamar all played in the NBA for a single season, in which they appeared in 70 or more games. I did not include them on the list above because all played at least one additional season in the ABA or ABL, so their single season in the NBA wasn’t really their only season in a major league. If we don't exclude him, Cox technically held the record (73 games) between 1963 and 1971.
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby meej » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:42 am

Wayne Robinson had a long career in Spain, although his first team off the NBA was Trieste in Italy. He was a fairly relevant player, so he was interviewed often. Regarding his departure from the NBA he stated: "Back then few NBA players had guaranteed contracts. Actually, only stars had them. After the Pistons waived me, I could have waited for another team to pick me up but it did not happen so I left for Italy." Back then, it was fairly common as many good players would rather play for guaranteed, well paid contracts in Italy than wait for a non guaranteed deal riding the bench of a NBA team. NBA salaries were not so high, so players could actually make more money and above all they got the security of a guaranteed multiyear contract.

Juan Carlos Navarro returned to ACB due to non-sports-related circumstances. The actual reason why he signed with Memphis was that he was not happy with Barcelona's coach, hardliner Dusko Ivanovic, so he moved to Memphis alongside his good friend Pau Gasol. However, he was under contract with Barcelona, so he had to make a deal promising to pay a substantial amount of cash in exchange for being released from his contract. He had a lukewarm NBA season, he shot the three and scored many points but he played for a losing team, he displayed significant shortcomings (defense, ballhandling, athleticism) and after Gasol left Memphis he was not happy. He could have stayed in the NBA, but it would not be easy that he would be offered a contract high enough for him to pay his debt to his former team and still have a good salary left over. Ivanovic had been fired, he missed Barcelona and the club offered to waive his outstanding debt if he signed a new contract. So he did.
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby Mike Goodman » Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:41 pm

Most games played by a player who appeared in the NBA in only a single season

I always wonder if there's such a thing as 'coach's pet' in sports -- a player that the coach likes inordinately well, in spite of his shortcomings. Such a player may get minutes whenever another player isn't 'playing right'.

Some of the players in this list may in fact be associated with coaches who were also briefly with the team:
- Wayne Robinson, Det 1980-81: coach S Robertson, replaced R Adubato that year, lasted 3 seasons.
- Gary Garland, Den 1979-80: coach D Walsh, replaced L Brown that year, replaced by D Moe next year.
- Don "Duck" Williams, Uta 1979-80: coach T Nissalke, replaced E Baylor, lasted 2+ seasons (to F Layden era)
- Greg Hyder, Cin 1970-71: coach B Cousy, in the midst of 4+ losing seasons.
- Mike Batiste, Mem 2002-03: played in 5 of 8 games for Sidney Lowe, then quickly gained favor with H Brown: up to 41 minutes (and a start) on Dec 6. Hubie lasted one more season after this one.
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby Mike Goodman » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:58 am

Mike Goodman wrote:Free Throw Futility.
From a list of worst FT% by players with at least 200 FT attempts in a season, I've ranked them by the amount that their True Shooting Percentage (TS%) is dinged by their FT shooting.

- TS% = Pts/(FGA*2 + FTA*.88)
- eFG% = (Pts-FT)/(FGA*2) -- This is effective FG%, counting 3's as 1.5 FG. Basically FG% for these guys.
- diff = TS% - eFG%
http://bkref.com/tiny/Vb70M
Code: Select all
diff     Player >200 FTA   Season    Tm    FT%   eFG%    TS%  fta/fga
-.045   Wilt Chamberlain  1966-67   Phl   .441   .683   .637   .76
-.039   Wilt Chamberlain  1971-72   LAL   .422   .649   .610   .69
-.039   DeAndre Jordan    2013-14   LAC   .437   .656   .616   .74 * - see Edit
-.038   DeAndre Jordan    2010-11   LAC   .452   .686   .648   .64
-.038   DeAndre Jordan    2012-13   LAC   .386   .643   .606   .51

-.038   Wilt Chamberlain  1972-73   LAL   .510   .727   .689   .78
-.037   Wilt Chamberlain  1967-68   Phl   .380   .595   .557   .68
-.024   Shaquille O'Neal  2006-07   Mia   .422   .591   .567   .61
-.023   Andre Drummond    2013-14   Det   .413   .611   .588   .43 * - see Edit
-.020   Wilt Chamberlain  1968-69   LAL   .446   .583   .564   .78

diff     Player >200 FTA   Season    Tm    FT%   eFG%    TS%  fta/fga
-.019   Ben Wallace       2000-01   Det   .336   .489   .470   .54
-.018   Shaquille O'Neal  2004-05   Mia   .461   .601   .583   .70
-.014   Shaquille O'Neal  2005-06   Mia   .469   .600   .586   .59
-.009   Ben Wallace       2001-02   Det   .423   .531   .522   .49
-.009   Mark West         1988-89   Phx   .535   .653   .644   .54

-.008   Ben Wallace       2005-06   Det   .416   .510   .501   .64
-.007   Bo Outlaw         1996-97   LAC   .504   .609   .602   .56
-.007   Shaquille O'Neal  2003-04   LAL   .490   .584   .578   .71
-.006   Dale Davis        1996-97   Ind   .428   .538   .532   .31
-.005   Josh Boone        2007-08   NJN   .456   .548   .543   .50

These guys are most effective as scorers when they aren't giving the opponent time to foul them. Drummond is pretty quick, apparently; among these, only Dale Davis was better at avoiding the stripe (see fta/fga).
DeAndre is carving out a significant place in FT-futility records. This year, he's slightly ahead of himself, as opponents have put him at the line more.

* EDIT -- 5-8-14: DeAndre Jordan's remarkable year includes a late season dropoff in his FT% to finish at .428
Meanwhile, his FG% soared to .676. His TS% finished at .630, meaning that his FT shooting depressed his overall by .046
He has thus taken the top spot all time in this particular distinction.

Andre Drummond's FT% was slightly less terrible late in the year, finishing at .418. His eFG% went up to .623, his TS% was .599, and the difference made by FT was -.024 -- essentially unchanged from earlier.

DeAndre Jordan continues his historic assault on FG% to FT% disparity. This year, his FG% is at a career-best .705, while his FT% is .400
He's gotten much better, it seems, at avoiding trips to the line. Last year, his FTA/FGA ratio was .73, and this year it's down to .52
The result is that his TS% is not quite as mutilated by his terrible FT%; it hangs at .658
(eFG% - TS%) = .705 - .658 = .047
So he is in fact on pace to break his mark set last year, when his FT shooting dinged his overall TS% by .046
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby Mike Goodman » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:03 pm

Since the previous post, DeAndre has shot .854 on FG and .432 on FT. He's averaged 6.6 FTA and 6.9 FGA in these last 7 games.
His eFG% is now .731 for the year. The difference from his TS% (.676) is .055 -- eclipsing his own "record" by .009

The alltime leader for FG% (and eFG%) in a season is Wilt's .727 in 1972-73. The only other player to shoot .700 eFG% on as many as 100 FGA was Chris Wilcox (.719) in 2013. This season, besides Jordan, 2 others are doing it: Kyle Korver (.708) and Brandan Wright (.704)
http://bkref.com/tiny/Y833L
If we limit it to at least 250 FGA, D Jordan has 3 of the top 8 season eFG%; Wilt has 2.
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby rlee » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:55 pm

Mike,

Meyers Leonard is flirting with 50-40-90: 516, .442, .895.

Dirk, Bird, & KD all have 50-40-90 seasons. What is the closest any other "big" has come to achieving 50-40-90 for a season?
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby Mike Goodman » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:55 pm

Meyers Leonard (Por) has played just 355 minutes. He's 19/43 from the arc (.442), 48/93 on all FG (.516), and 17/19 on FT (.895). If he hits his next FT, he'll be 50-40-90.
Players listed as C, C-F, F-C, and F -- who are also 6'9" or taller (bigs?) -- who have hit .490-.390-.890:
http://bkref.com/tiny/JPKHH
Bird (3 times), Nowitzki (3x), and Durant (once) -- all in 2500+ minutes; Danny Ferry in 1326 min, for Cle in 1999-2000, hit .497, .440, .912
Then with even fewer minutes (215 or less) we find Steve Novak, Scott Hastings, and Amir Johnson, all with trivial FTA or 3FGA, or both.
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby Mike Goodman » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:44 pm

The 1992-93 NBA season is the last year the league averaged 105 points per game (per team). The next season it dropped to 101.5 and has only been lower since.
http://www.basketball-reference.com/lea ... stats.html
It's the last time avg team Pace (possessions per game) was above 95; the last year teams averaged 40 FG per game (now 37.5); avg 3-point% hit a then-highest .336, on a then-record 9 attempts per game. Teams averaged 1.08 points per possession, 6th highest ever.

Several of the following players had arguably their best NBA season. Of players with 1500+ minutes, who hit at least half their 2-pt FG attempts, the 15 best FT% that year (.815 or better) :
Code: Select all
. 1992-93        tm   2FG%   3FG%    FT%    TS%
Kevin Gamble    Bos   .531   .374   .826   .562
Drazen Petrovic NJN   .529   .449   .870   .605
Doug West       Min   .525   .087   .841   .559
Reggie Miller   Ind   .522   .399   .880   .617
Danny Ainge     Phx   .522   .403   .848   .596

Vinny Del Negro SAS   .522   .250   .863   .564
Sedale Threatt  LAL   .521   .264   .823   .550
Bill Laimbeer   Det   .516   .370   .894   .554
Michael Jordan  Chi   .514   .352   .837   .564
Mark Price      Cle   .512   .416   .948   .609

Scott Skiles    Orl   .512   .340   .892   .581
BJ Armstrong    Chi   .508   .453   .861   .570
Kevin Johnson   Phx   .504   .125   .819   .576
Ricky Pierce    Sea   .503   .372   .889   .572
Donald Royal    Orl   .500   .000   .815   .627
TS% (true shooting percent) = Points/(FGA*2 + FTA*0.88)
http://bkref.com/tiny/AcM9S
You may need to scroll down to see the whole list.
Does anyone see an anomaly here?
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby Mike Goodman » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:45 am

... eFG% is now .731 for the year. The difference from his TS% (.676) is .055 -- eclipsing his own "record" by .009

DeAndre Jordan blistered the nets with 10-13 FG shooting last night. He also chipped some paint with 2-12 from the FT line.
His eFG% now sits at .732, his FT% has slid to .390, and the result is a TS% of .671 -- He's rewriting the record books, with FT shooting that has clipped (732-671=) .061 from his overall shooting%.
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby rlee » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:31 pm

Meyers Leonard now at .511, .437, .926 in 628 minutes
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Postby Mike Goodman » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:21 am

There are 12 other player-seasons in the book with more than Leonard's 657 minutes; all with at least 1900 minutes.
http://bkref.com/tiny/jjdkg
Almost half of Leonard's FGA have been threes. His 2FG% (.581) is highest of all 13.

His shot attempts, per minute, are 2nd lowest of the 13: Just Steve Kerr '96 with 9 FGA/36 shot less frequently than Leonard's 10 per 36 min.
His 1.5 FTA/36 are even lower than Kerr's 1.6

His last missed FTA was on Jan. 14 . He's made his last 13 (over 29 games), for 25/27 on the year.
With such a low total, one FT miss would drop him from .926 to .893

His 3FG shooting has gone awry of late -- he's 1/10 in his last 6 games, dropping his 3fg% from .468 (thru Mar. 15) to .427 now.

Two other players this year are hitting 50-40-90 thus far:
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50-40-90         tm   Min    FG-A    3fg-A   FT-A     FG%   3fg%    FT%
Meyers Leonard  Por   657   92-182   38-89   25-27   .505   .427   .926
John Jenkins    Atl   190   32-59    13-27   11-11   .542   .481   1.00
Sean Kilpatrick Min    30    4-8      3-5     2-2    .500   .600   1.00
Jenkins has played more of late, though still it's mostly garbage time.
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby rlee » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:12 pm

Meyers Leonard now at .514, .438, .929 in 763 minutes. Career: .519, .413, .826 in 2324 minutes The other night, vs Nets, starting in place of Aldridge, he played 37 minutes, shot 8-13 (1-3 on treys) and collected 15 rebounds.


http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index ... s_how.html


Mike G: Is Meyers alone as a 7'1" player with between 2000 & 2500 minutes played whose career FT% (rounded) is exactly twice his (rounded) 3-pt %age?
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Postby Mike Goodman » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:47 am

http://bkref.com/tiny/P9Kdt

Spencer Hawes has hit just over 35% from the arc and just under 70% from the line. He's listed at 7'0"

Oddity: 7-foot Jim Grandholm played one season, 1991, for the Mavs. He hit 10-21 (.476) FT, 21-41 (.512) 2ptFG, and 9-17 (.526) 3ptFG.
He was a 30 yr old rookie.
As a junior at S Florida (1983), he'd hit 5 of 13 3FG. Apparently their league was experimenting with the shot, and they didn't have it in his senior year.
Then 8 years later, he got to the NBA and shot some more.
Only Pete Maravich has a higher career 3fg%, among players with at least 15 attempts.
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby rlee » Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:43 am

Meyers Leonard ended the season with .510, .420, .938 in 847 minutes
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Postby Mike Goodman » Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:57 pm

So he last missed a FT on Jan. 14. At that time, he was hitting .857 (12/14) from the line; and he made his last 18, over 38 games.
He joins 12 other player-seasons with at least 300 minutes and .400/.500/.900 -- all the others played >1900 minutes; and Leonard ranks 13th in all attempts.
Curiously, nobody seems to have gone 1/2 in threes, along with the other efficiencies. Leonard hit 47, and the others range from 72 (Dirk in '07) to 179 (Nash in '08).

In 2-point %, Leonard was highest in the group; at .586, well better than #2 Calderon (.551 in '08)
http://bkref.com/tiny/boKPn

Notice Steve Kerr '96 on the list with .498 from inside the arc. His .515 3pt% (highest in the group) raised his overall FG% to .506
He also has the highest overall shooting (TS%) at .663
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby rlee » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:30 am

Nine missed FTs away from career 50-40-90
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby John Grasso » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:11 pm

In his NBA debut on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, Emmanuel Mudiay of the Denver Nuggets
set an NBA record for most turnovers in his first NBA game with 11. The previous record
was 8 held by Gary Grant (LAC 1988) and Shaquille O'Neal (ORL 1992). Jahlil Okafor (PHI)
also had 8 on the same day as Mudiay had 11.
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby rlee » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:51 pm

In their 2015-16season openers, CJ McCollum scored 37 for the Blazers and Batum, Wes Matthews, Aldridge & R Lopez combined for 37 for their new teams.

Mike G, is this the 1st time that four players traded from the same team scored a combined 37 points in their first games with their new teams on the same night that the player who benefitted most (in terms of minutes) on their old team also scored 37?
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby John Grasso » Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:00 pm

In last night's 4 OT game in Chicago between Detroit and Chicago (147-144 Detroit) the Pistons set an NBA record
for most points scored in a fourth overtime period with 20, breaking the previous record of 16
set on 3/25/12 by Atlanta in their 139-133 win over Utah (the most recent NBA 4 OT game
prior to last night).

Detroit and Chicago also set a record for two teams in a 4th OT with 37 points breaking the record of 26
set in the Atlanta-Utah game.
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Kawhi Leonard shot 50-50-90 in December

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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby Mike Goodman » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:36 pm

Steph Curry is currently hitting .909 from the FT line, .455 from the arc, and .508 overall on FG.
http://bkref.com/tiny/XD3sA

Nobody has hit 40-50-90 while shooting so frequently.
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Re: Records you won't find anywhere else

Postby MCT » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:11 pm

Most players on a team with the same last name

I don't know the answer for certain (John Grasso, this seems like the sort of thing you might know?), but I can suggest a couple of possibilities:

The 1979-80 Sonics had three players named Johnson: Dennis, John and Vinnie. This was at a time when NBA active rosters were only 11 men, and the Sonics had the same 11 players on their roster all season, so players named Johnson made up 27% of everyone who played for the Sonics in 1979-80. Proportionally speaking, this is like a team in 2017 having four or five players with the same last name.

The 1979-80 Cavaliers started the season with four players named Smith on their roster, including one on the injured list: Bobby (aka Bingo), Elmore (who was on the injured list), Randy and Willie. Of the four, only Randy and Willie would ultimately see significant time on the team's active roster. Bobby was traded a couple of weeks into the season, while Elmore spent the entire year on the injured list, not appearing in any games.
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