All-Star 2018 Numbers to Know: Team LeBron

All-Star 2018 Numbers to Know: Team LeBron
CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 5: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket against the Atlanta Hawks on November 5, 2017 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

By John Schuhmann, NBA.com

All-Star 2018 comes with a new format for the All-Star Game on Sunday. The 24 (healthy) All-Stars are no longer split by conference affiliation. Instead, they were selected in a Draft by LeBron James and Stephen Curry, the leading vote-getters in each conference in the fan voting.

We'll see how that changes how the game is played. Either way, All-Star is a celebration of the best basketball talent in the world, talent that is, again, putting up some incredible numbers this season.

Since it was selected, Team LeBron has seen four of its players go down with injuries, two for the remainder of the season. It still has three of the most unique combinations of size and skill - James, Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant - this game has ever seen. Here are some numbers to know about all 16 members of Team LeBron...

-- Clutch time = Last five minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime with a score differential of five points or less.
-- Effective field goal percentage = (FGM + (0.5 * 3PM)) / FGA
-- True shooting percentage = PTS / (2 * (FGM + 0.44 * FTA)))
All stats through Thursday, Feb. 15 (Friday, Feb. 16, PHL time).

Anthony Davis, F-C, New Orleans Pelicans

- One of three players - Giannis Antetokounmpo and DeMarcus Cousins are the others who have averaged at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, one steal and one block per game. Davis leads that trio with 2.1 blocks per contest.
- Has a league-high four games of at least 40 points and 15 rebounds. Cousins had three and the rest of the league has two total.
- Ranks second in the league with 2.1 blocks per game. Has contested 13.6 shots per game, third most in the league.
- Ranks second with 14.6 points in the paint per game.
- Has shot 75 percent on put-backs, the second best mark among players who have attempted at least 50.
- Recording career highs in both effective field goal percentage (56.2 percent) and true shooting percentage (62.0 percent), and is one of six players who have shot 70 percent or better on at least 300 attempts in the restricted area. He has taken more than half of his shots from the restricted area (41 percent) or three-point range (12 percent) for the first time since his rookie season.

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Davis' 17 field goals on his way to a season-high 48 points in New York on Jan. 14 (Jan. 15, PHL time).

Kevin Durant, F, Golden State Warriors

- Is the only player who has shot 70 percent or better on at least 100 shots in the restricted area and 50 percent or better on at least 100 attempts elsewhere in the paint. He's also one of two players (Khris Middleton is the other) who has shot 50 percent or better on at least 200 mid-range shots.
- One of four players who has shot 50 percent or better on at least 500 shots from the field and 40 percent or better on at least 100 3-point attempts. Among them, he has the best free throw percentage (88 percent).
- Has shot 48 percent on catch-and-shoot three-pointers, the second best mark among players who have attempted at least 100.
- Ranks fourth in the league with a career-high 1.9 blocks per game.
- Has recorded assists on 19.3 percent of his possessions, the highest rate of his career.

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Durant's 17 field goals from his 50-point performance in Portland on Feb. 14 (Feb. 15, PHL time).

Kyrie Irving, G, Boston Celtics

- Ranks ninth in overall usage rate (31 percent, the highest mark of his career) and third in fourth-quarter usage rate (38 percent), behind only James Harden and LeBron James.
- With the highest usage rate of his career, he has had his best shooting season, with career-high marks in effective field goal percentage (55.8 percent) and true shooting percentage (60.2 percent). His field goal percentage from outside the paint is worse than it was last season, but he has shot a career-best 63 percent in the restricted area (up from 58 percent over his first six seasons) and has increased his ratio of three-point shots to mid-range attempts from 1.1 last season to 1.8 this season.
- Ranks second in the league with 137 points scored in the clutch, one fewer than James.
- Has scored 1.09 points per possession on pick-and-roll ball-handler possessions, the second highest mark among players who have averaged at least five per game.
- One of five players who has averaged at least 20 shots per 36 minutes.

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Irving's 18 buckets with the score within three points in the last three minutes.

LeBron James, F, Cleveland Cavaliers

- Ranks second in points scored in the restricted area, where he has shot 76 percent. That's the best mark among players with at least 200 restricted-area attempts.
- Leads the league with 138 points scored in the clutch and 12 clutch three-pointers. He has shot 56 percent on clutch shots, the best mark among players who have attempted at least 50. But he's also shot just 63 percent on clutch free throws, the third worst mark among players who have attempted at least 25.
- Ranks second in the league with 6.6 isolation possessions per game, 1.5 more than he averaged last season. He's been assisted on just 30 percent of his field goals, the lowest rate of his career.
- Over his last nine seasons, his total plus-minus has been no worse than plus-410. This season, it's minus-7.
- His 11 turnovers on Jan. 26 (Jan. 27, PHL time) vs. Indiana (in a game in which he recorded a standard triple-double) are an NBA season high.

NBA.com/stats video: Watch James dish out 19 assists in Atlanta on Feb. 9 (Feb. 10, PHL time).

LaMarcus Aldridge, F, San Antonio Spurs

- Leads the league with 7.3 mid-range field goal attempts per game. He 40.3 percent shooting on mid-range shots is his worst mark since his rookie season, but the percentage of his shots that have come from mid-range is 41 percent, down from 54 percent last season. This is the first time since the 2010-11 season that he has taken more than half of his shots in the paint.
- Ranks third in the league with 4.5 second chance points per game.
- One of 12 players who have shot 70 percent or better on at least 200 shots in the restricted area.
- Leads the league with 724 total post-ups and ranks second with 13.4 post-ups per game.
- In his three seasons in San Antonio, the percentage of his baskets that have been assisted has dropped from 66 percent (the second highest rate of his career) to 59 percent to 53 percent (the second lowest rate of his career).

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Aldridge's 17 field goals from a 41-point performance against Memphis on Nov. 29 (Nov. 30, PHL time).

Bradley Beal, G, Washington Wizards

- Has had a usage rate of 26 percent with John Wall on the floor and of 31 percent (a rate which would rank 10th in the league) with Wall off the floor. Overall his usage rate of 28 percent is the highest of his career.
- Has seen an increase in free throw rate in each of the last five seasons, from 16 attempts per 100 shots from the field in 2013-14 to 27 per 100 this season.
- The Wizards are 19-5 when he has shot 50 percent or better from the field and 14-19 when he hasn't.
- Has shot 31 percent on clutch shots, the third worst mark among players who have attempted at least 50. And he has shot just 5-for-27 (19 percent) on clutch three-pointers, the worst mark among players who have attempted at least 20.

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Beal's 21 field goals from when he scored a career-high 51 points in Portland on Dec. 5 (Dec. 6, PHL time).

DeMarcus Cousins, C, New Orleans Pelicans (injured)

- Only player that has averaged at least 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists this season.
- Also one of two players (Andre Drummond is the other) that has averaged at least 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.
- League-leader with 0.50 charges drawn per game.
- Leads the league with 5.0 turnovers per game. Committed turnovers on 15.8 percent of his possessions, the highest rate among players with a usage rate of 20 percent or higher. He had the league's highest turnover rate on drives (minimum five drives per game) and on isolations (minimum two possessions per game), as well as the second highest turnover rate on post-ups (minimum three per game).
- Registered career-high marks in effective field goal percentage (53.0 percent), true shooting percentage (58.3 percent), defensive rebounding percentage (32.6 percent) and assist ratio (16.7 per 100 possessions).

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Cousins' 13 field goals from his 44-point, 23-rebound, 10-assist performance from the Pelicans' win over Chicago on Jan. 22 (Jan. 23, PHL time).

Goran Dragic, G, Miami Heat

- Has an effective field goal percentage of 54 percent in the last four seconds of the shot clock, the seventh best mark among players who have taken at least 50 shots in the last four seconds.
- Ranks seventh in the league with 15.1 drives per game, down from 17.7 (second in the league) last season.
- His effective field goal percentage, true shooting percentage and assist-turnover ratio have all been highest in the first quarter.
- Has shot 57 percent in the restricted area, the first time since his rookie season that he hasn't shot better than 60 percent on restricted-area shots.
- Is one of six All-Stars whose teams have been better with them off the floor than with them on the floor. The Heat have scored 102.4 points per 100 possessions and have been outscored by 3.0 per 100 with him on the floor. Those are the lowest on-court OffRtg and NetRtg marks of any All-Star.

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Dragic dish out a season-high 13 assists against Detroit on Dec. 3 (Dec. 4, PHL time).

Andre Drummond, C, Detroit Pistons

- Leads the league with 15.7 rebounds per game and is the only player who has accounted for more than 50 percent of his team's rebounds while he's been on the floor. His 27 rebounds on Feb. 7 (Feb. 8, PHL time) vs. Brooklyn are an NBA season high and his 12 games of at least 20 rebounds are more four more than any other player has.
- Leads the league with 5.5 second chance points per game, the highest mark of the last seven seasons. His 114 put-backs are 23 more than any other player has.
- Already has more than twice as many assists (199) as he's had in any of his previous five seasons in the league. He has recorded assists on 18.3 percent of his possessions, almost triple his assist rate from last season (6.9), which was a career high.
- Ranks second with 4.8 screen assists per game.
- One of two players (Cousins is the other) who have averaged at least 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Drummond set a career-high with eight assists in Atlanta on Dec. 14 (Dec. 15, PHL time).

Paul George, F, Oklahoma City Thunder

- Leads the league with 2.2 steals per game and 4.4 deflections per game.
- One of two players (Klay Thompson is the other) that has shot better than 50 percent on at least 100 wide-open three-point attempts. Also one of two players (Charlotte's Marvin Williams is the other) that has shot better than 50 percent on at least 50 first-quarter three-point attempts.
- Registering career-highs in both effective field goal percentage (54.7 percent) and true shooting percentage (58.9 percent).
- Has shot just 35 percent from mid-range (between the paint and the three-point line), the second worst mark among players with at least 200 mid-range attempts.
- Part of what was the league's best rebounding lineup. The Thunder's lineup of Russell Westbrook, Andre Roberson, George, Carmelo Anthony and Steven Adams grabbed 57 percent of available rebounds while they were on the floor, the highest rebounding percentage among 33 lineups that have played at least 200 minutes together. That lineup also had the highest opponent turnover rate (19.2 per 100 possessions) among lineups that have played at least 200 minutes.

NBA.com/stats video: Watch George register six steals at Golden State on Feb. 6 (Feb. 7, PHL time).

Kevin Love, F-C, Cleveland Cavaliers (injured)

- Has shot 64 percent in the restricted area. That's not the best mark of his career, but its up from 54 percent over the previous two seasons.
- Has averaged less than half as many field goal attempts per 36 minutes in the fourth quarter (9.1) as he has in the first (18.8).
- Has passed just 19 percent of the time on post-ups, the lowest rate among players who have averaged at least four post-ups per game.
- One of six All-Stars whose teams have been better with them off the floor than with them on the floor. The Cavs have been 4.9 points per 100 possessions better with Love off the floor (plus-2.7) than with him on it (minus-2.2).
- Opponents have shot 67.6 percent at the rim when he's been there to protect it. That's the second worst rim protection mark among players who have defended at least four shots at the rim per game. The Cavs have allowed 111.9 points per 100 possessions with him on the floor. That's the worst on-court DefRtg mark among All-Stars.

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Love shoot 6-for-9 on his way to 22 first-quarter points against Miami on Nov. 28 (Nov. 29, PHL time).

Victor Oladipo, G, Indiana Pacers

- Has seen an increase in usage rate from 21.3 percent last season to 30.3 percent this season. That's the second biggest jump (behind only that of Chicago's Kris Dunn) among 259 players who have played at least 500 minutes both seasons. His scoring increase (8.5 points per game) ranks third (behind those Dunn and Tyreke Evans) among players who played at least 40 games last season and have played at least 25 this season.
- Ranks second in the league with 4.8 fast break points per game, 1.5 more than he has averaged in any other season.
- Has contested 5.0 3-point shots per game, most in the league.
- Has averaged 29 free throw attempts per 100 shots from the field, an increase from 17 last season. That's the biggest jump in free throw rate among players with at least 500 field goal attempts in each of the last two seasons.
- Part of what has been the league's worst rebounding lineup. The Pacers' lineup of Darren Collison, Oladipo, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young and Myles Turner has grabbed just 46 percent of available rebounds, the lowest rebounding percentage among 33 lineups that have played at least 200 minutes together. But that lineup also has the lowest opponent free throw rate (less than 14 attempts per 100 shots from the field) among those same 32 lineups.

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Oladipo's 15 field goals on his way to a career-high 47 points against Denver on Dec. 10 (Dec. 11, PHL time).

Kristaps Porzingis, F-C, New York Knicks (injured)

- Leads the league with 2.4 blocks per game, though he won't be the official league leader at season's end, because he won't have played the required number of games (58). Opponents shot 48.8 percent at the rim when he was there to protect it. That is the best rim protection mark among players who have defended at least five shots at rim per game.
- Ranks fourth in the league with 20.6 field goal attempts per 36 minutes.
- Had the fourth biggest jump in usage rate (from 24.4 percent to 31.1 percent) among players who have played at least 500 minutes each of the last two seasons. Only Kris Dunn, Oladipo and Spencer Dinwiddie have seen bigger jumps.
- Took only 18 percent of his shots from the restricted area, the second lowest rate among All-Stars (higher than only that of Klay Thompson).
- Has taken 10 more very-tightly-guarded jump shots (58) than any other player and is the only player who has shot 50 percent or better on at least 25 of those shots.
- Recorded assists on just five percent of his possessions, the lowest rate among 285 players who have averaged at least 15 minutes in 25 or more games.

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Porzingis' 15 field goals from his 40-point game against Indiana on Nov. 5 (Nov. 6, PHL time).

Kemba Walker, G, Charlotte Hornets

- The Hornets have been 16.2 points per 100 possessions better with him on the floor (plus-3.9) than they've been with him off the floor (minus-12.3). That's the second biggest on-off NetRtg differential among 310 players who have played at least 500 minutes for one team. The Hornets have lost 10 games in which they outscored their opponent with Walker on the floor.
- Ranks second in the league with 11.3 pick-and-roll ball-handler possessions per game and is one of five players who have scored at least a point per possession on at least five per contest.
- Has an effective field goal percentage of 56 percent in the first half of games and 45 percent in the second half. That's the third biggest drop-off among 136 players who have taken at least 200 shots in each half.
- Has shot just 52 percent in the restricted area, the second lowest mark among 69 players with at least 200 restricted-area attempts.
- Is 0-for-15 on field goal attempts to tie or take the lead in the final minute of the fourth quarter or overtime this season (though he made a three-pointer for the lead with 1:11 left in the Hornets' Feb. 15, PHL time win in Orlando).

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Walker make a career-high nine three-pointers in Atlanta on Jan. 31 (Feb. 1, PHL time).

John Wall, G, Washington Wizards (injured)

- One of six players (minimum of 15 minutes per game in 25 games or more) who has assisted on more than 40 percent of his team's baskets while he's been on the floor.
- Leads the league in average seconds per touch (6.34).
- Has been assisted on just 20 percent of his field goals, the lowest mark of his career.
- Has averaged just 3.5 fast break points per 36 minutes, the fewest of his career and down from 5.9 last season.
- Has shot just 28 percent from mid-range the worst mark among 107 players who have attempted at least 100 mid-range shots. He has also shot a career-low 72 percent on free throws.

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Wall dish out 16 assists against Brooklyn on Jan. 13 (Jan. 14, PHL time).

Russell Westbrook, G, Oklahoma City Thunder

- Leads the league in time of possession at 9.2 minutes per game.
- Leads the league with 10.4 assists per game and has assisted on 47 percent of his team's baskets while he's been on the floor. That's the highest rate among players who have averaged at least 15 minutes in 25 games or more.
- Has 160 assists to Steven Adams and 141 to Paul George. Those numbers rank first and second for the most assists from any player to a single teammate. His 122 assists to Carmelo Anthony rank fifth and no other player has at least 100 assists to multiple teammates.
- Leads the league (for the second straight season) with 5.5 fast break points per game, and is the only player under 6'7" averaging 10 or more points in the paint per game.
- Has recovered a league-high 2.0 loose balls per game.
- Has seen a drop in usage rate from 40.8 percent last season (the highest mark in the 22 years for which we're able to calculate the stat) to 33.9 percent this season. That's the second biggest drop (bigger than only that of Denver's Wilson Chandler) among 259 players who have played at least 500 minutes both seasons.

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Westbrook shoot 9-for-11 as part of a 21-point fourth quarter against Washington on Jan. 25 (Jan. 26, PHL time).

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