LeBron, Durant lead list of top scorers this decade

NBA.com Global on Aug 06, 2019 07:58 AM
LeBron, Durant lead list of top scorers this decade
FILE - NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 19: LeBron James #23 of the Eastern Conference All-Star Team handles the ball against Kevin Durant #35 of the Western Conference All-Star Team during the NBA All-Star Game as part of the 2017 NBA All Star Weekend on February 19, 2017 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA.com staff report

In conjunction with the release of our All-Decade Team, we've decided to put together a list of superlatives based solely on real NBA basketball stats from the 2009-10 season through the end of last season (sorry Twitter, there's no debating these real numbers).

A few takeaways from the decade:

- LeBron James and Kevin Durant scored at a gargantuan rate, with both players combining for 38,995 points (That's more than the career point total of James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard combined).

- The Splash Bros. -- Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson -- unsurprisingly recorded the best 3-point percentage.

- DeMar DeRozan started more games than any other player in the league.

- Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul, two stars traded for each other this summer, are the only players to dish out at least 6,000 assists this decade.

- Tim Duncan, who's been out of the NBA since 2016, still finished top 10 in total blocks.

Note: All stats via Basketball Reference

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Total Points

1. LeBron James (19,550)
2. Kevin Durant (19,445)
3. James Harden (18,627)
4. Russell Westbrook (17,603)
5. Stephen Curry (16,315)
6. LaMarcus Aldridge (15,213)
7. DeMar DeRozan (14,931)
8. Carmelo Anthony (14,783)
9. Dwyane Wade (13,243)
10. Blake Griffin (13,200)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

Total Rebounds

1. DeAndre Jordan (8,653)
2. Dwight Howard (8,077)
3. Andre Drummond (7,424)
4. Kevin Love (6,663)
5. LaMarcus Aldridge (6,473)
6. Pau Gasol (6,218)
7. DeMarcus Cousins (6,131)
8. Marcin Gortat (6,105)
9. Zach Randolph (6,009)
10. LeBron James (5,573)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

Total Assists

1. Russell Westbrook (6,462)
2. Chris Paul (6,215)
3. Rajon Rondo (5,626)
4. LeBron James (5,503)
5. John Wall (5,282)
6. James Harden (4,743)
7. Kyle Lowry (4,621)
8. Stephen Curry (4,588)
9. Jrue Holiday (4,151)
10. Jeff Teague (4,145)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

Total Steals

1. Chris Paul (1,396)
2. Russell Westbrook (1,332)
3. Stephen Curry (1,200)
4. James Harden (1,189)
5. Trevor Ariza (1,161)
6. Thaddeus Young (1,142)
7. LeBron James (1,107)
8. Monta Ellis (1,082)
9. Paul George (1,071)
10. Mike Conley (1,027)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

Total Blocks

1. Serge Ibaka (1,626)
2. DeAndre Jordan (1,291)
3. Dwight Howard (1,237)
4. Anthony Davis (1,121)
5. Brook Lopez (1,098)
6. Roy Hibbert (1,070)
7. Marc Gasol (1,068)
8. Pau Gasol (941)
9. JaVale McGee (908)
10. Tim Duncan (902)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

FG%

(Among Top 100 scorers)

1. DeAndre Jordan (67.1%)
2. Dwight Howard (59.2%)
3. Marcin Gortat (55.1%)
4. Andre Drummond (54.3%)
5. Enes Kanter (54.1%)
6. Karl-Anthony Towns (53.7%)
7. LeBron James (52.9%)
8. Al Horford (52.8%)
9. David Lee (52.6%)
10. Derrick Favors (52.5%)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

3P%

(Among Top 100 scorers)

1. Stephen Curry (43.6%)
2. Klay Thompson (41.9%)
3. JJ Redick (41.5%)
4. CJ McCollum (40.1%)
T-5. Pau Gasol (39.4%)
T-5. Darren Collison (39.4%)
7. Karl-Anthony Towns (39.2%)
T-8. Kyrie Irving (39.0%)
T-8. Arron Afflalo (39.0%)
10. Khris Middleton (38.8%)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

FT%

(Among Top 100 scorers)

1. Stephen Curry (90.5%)
T-2. Dirk Nowitzki (89.3%)
T-2. JJ Redick (89.3%)
4. Damian Lillard (88.9%)
5. Kevin Martin (88.7%)
6. Kevin Durant (88.5%)
7. Chris Paul (88.0%)
8. Jamal Crawford (87.8%)
9. Kyrie Irving (87.5%)
10. Isaiah Thomas (87.4%)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

Minutes played

1. LeBron James (27,093)
2. James Harden (26,106)
3. LaMarcus Aldridge (25,719)
4. DeMar DeRozan (25,674)
5. Russell Westbrook (25,662)
6. Kevin Durant (25,652)
7. Marc Gasol (24,044)
8. Trevor Ariza (23,953)
9. Stephen Curry (23,859)
10. Wesley Matthews (23,579)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

Games played

1. DeAndre Jordan (766)
2. James Harden (765)
3. Serge Ibaka (753)
T-4. DeMar DeRozan (752)
T-4. Thaddeus Young (752)
6. Russell Westbrook (739)
T-7. Marcin Gortat (737)
T-7. Taj Gibson (737)
T-9. D.J. Augustin (735)
T-9. Amir Johnson (735)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

Games started

1. DeMar DeRozan (740)
2. Russell Westbrook (739)
3. LaMarcus Aldridge (730)
4. LeBron James (726)
5. Marc Gasol (706)
6. Kevin Durant (695)
7. DeAndre Jordan (694)
8. Stephen Curry (688)
9. Wesley Matthews (662)
10. Trevor Ariza (658)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

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