Leaders on January 1, 2023!

A new year calls, it’s time to update the NBA statistics for 2022-2023. Yes, these numbers are sometimes (often) a trompe l’oeil of a very different reality on the ground… but let’s be honest: it’s always nice to get a little update on the category leaders from time to time. Get out your calculators, glasses, and even Excel spreadsheets, as we enter the awesome mathematical world of the NBA.

Points

  • Luka Doncic: 34.2 points
  • Joel Embiid: 33.2 points
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: 32.1 points
  • Jayson Tatum: 30.9 points
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 30.8 points

Joel Embiid blew off his crown before the fireworks started. With his recent exceptional outings, Luka Doncic is the best scorer in the NBA today. A title that must now be defended because his pursuers will give him no gifts. The battle between the two players promises to be epic, with everyone getting up at night and kicking the poor defenders who didn’t sign the little blonde head and the Cameroonian giant. At the back, Giannis Antetokounmpo is lurking to complete the 100% international sealed podium. More than one point separates the Greek demigod, who has shined with the Celtics since the beginning of the season. The points for these two are probably less important than the standings in the East, but the duel promises to be tight. SGA closes out the top 5 without Stephen Curry. Sorry, Mr. Chef, but a 30-point average is not enough.

It bounces

  • Domantas Sabonis: 12.4 rebounds
  • Clint Capela: 11.9 rebounds
  • Rudy Gobert: 11.9 rebounds
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: 11.8 rebounds
  • Steven Adams: 11.2 rebounds

Another summit dominated by international gentlemen, if that’s not cool… The word “rebound” is currently written in Lithuanian. What gives? Atsokti, thanks for the useless information to shine in the community. Speaking of basketball, Domantas Sabonis is doing a great job with the Kings. In osmosis with De’Aaron Fox, the Lithuanian center sings the basketball like sheet music while grabbing dozens of rebounds… and it’s nice. Behind him is the status quo between Clint Capela and Rudy Gobert. One thrives in Houston and the other in the cold of Minnesota. By decision, equality is perfect. The ranking is always completed there by Giannis Antetokounmpo. New Zealand’s Steven Adams completes the quintet with twenty rebounds. top five First of all.

passes

  • Tyrese Haliburton: 10.2 assists
  • Trae Young: 9.9 assists
  • Nikola Jokic: 9.5 assists
  • Luka Doncic: 8.9 assists
  • Ja Morant: 8 assists

Indiana has fields as far as the eye can see and the best NBA passer 2022-2023. Tyrese Haliburton, author of a good start to the season, would almost certainly succeed in turning Indianapolis into a mecca for world spawn. The guy who is the leader of the Pacers is having fun and cheering on his teammates, which allows the cheering squad to currently sit sixth in the East. Behind him, Trae Young is just as dedicated, but in a more explosive context, as the Falcons fly in a region of intense turbulence. Reigning two-time MVP Nikola Jokic completes the podium with his signature finesse of execution. Luka Magic and Ja Morant round out the top of the rankings, as scoring is clearly not enough for them.

interruptions

  • OG Anunoby: 2.2 steals
  • De’Anthony Melton: 2.1 steals
  • Anthony Edwards: 1.8 steals
  • Luka Doncic: 1.7 steals
  • Tyrese Haliburton: 1.7 steals

With these guys, it’s best to double protect the skin. M’sieur Anunoby is in contention for the best steal in the leadoff spot, but steals are also De’Anthony Melton’s specialty this season. It’s good to be called Anthony in this lineup, but less good to play in Minnesota, interpret that sentence however you want. Because Luka Doncic doesn’t like to do everything perfectly, he REALLY does it all by demoralizing opposing point guards. The boy is always there too. Finally, Tyty shows that he is definitely a good recycler of balloons.

Cons

  • Brook Lopez: 2.6 vs
  • Nic Claxton: 2.5 blocks
  • Myles Turner: 2.1 blocks
  • Walker Kessler: 1.8 blocks
  • Mitchell Robinson: 1.8 blocks

Here’s a breakdown of the kids who make you want to give up on the idea of ​​walking too close to the opposing rim with the ball in hand. Myles Turner is on top, the water is wet. However, it is Brook Lopez who leads the way in the new year, followed by the impressive Nic Claxton, who has tremendous effectiveness with the Nets. Not jealous, Walter Kessler and Mitchell Robinson are tied to round out the top 5, so we’re having a hard time deciding between Mormon pancakes and Upper West Siders anyway.

Shooting

  • Nic Claxton: 74.7%
  • Rudy Gobert: 67.1%
  • Jakob Poeltl: 65.5%
  • Brandon Clarke: 65.2%
  • Clint Capela: 63.6%

Yes, but it is deceptive, they are all so normal that they succeed“. Yes, good Pepito, though, if we’re already rocked by a 103kg Mathieu taking buffers for 1.86 at D4 on Sunday lunchtime, just imagine what the weight-to-average power ratio of the day’s racquet is? 120 potatoes for 2.10 meters. Interiors shine every year in this ranking, and this time it’s Nic Claxton who dominates the debate, further proof of his importance in the Nets sports ecosystem. La Gob’ follows him closely, but the gap is already significant.

3-point address

  • Yuta Watanabe: 51.4%
  • Damion Lee: 49.3%
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: 47.4%
  • Luke Kennard: 47.2%
  • Alec Burks: 45%

Give these guys the ball to shake the rope out of the parking lot. The snipers are them, and the best in the league right now are the Japanese. Yuta-san is partying with Brooklyn, as if having Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on the team wasn’t enough lol. We’re not kidding about Damion Lee’s percentage, in case you want to know. A small dedication to Kentavious, who feeds on the silk passages of the chief Serbian giant every evening.

Free throw ability

  • Kevin Durant: 92.9%
  • Desmond Bane: 92.5%
  • Grayson Allen: 92.3%
  • Stephen Curry: 91.9%
  • Kyrie Irving: 91.5%

Kings of transformation. Also the least reliable to foul. Of course, everything has to be put in the context of shot volume, as Mr. Durant takes just over seven shots per game, compared to just 4.7 for Desmond Bane or 2 for Grayson Allen. It’s enough to make Kevin’s interest even more amazing.

bullet losses

  • Joel Embiid: 3.9 shooting losses
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: 3.8 shot losses
  • Trae Young: 3.8 shot losses
  • Kevin Porter Jr.: 3.7 shot losses
  • Ja Morant: 3.7 bullet losses

No James Harden or Russell Westbrook in this top 5? Wow, that’s weird. No, in real life, James Harden is ranked first with his friend Jojo, but he hasn’t played enough games to be included in this ranking. He was saved by the bell. Trae Young, KPJ, and Ja Morant all make it into this lineup, with special mention to Kevin, whose name isn’t anywhere near this top to compensate, unlike the other two. Kind of a bad deal.

Let’s note these statistics will not be the same tonight and will be less tomorrow. However, they are an interesting indicator of each other’s form in the first third of the current season. Hey, are you more of a scorer, Luka Doncic or Jojo Embiid?

Source: NBA

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