It's just been a little over two weeks since the 2019-20 NBA season tipoff but it already provides us with plenty of material for some really fascinating facts and stats:
1.) The Assists Battle
LeBron James is the runaway leader in APG early in the season with 11.1 but Malcolm Brogdon edged him 79-78 for the total assist count as the Pacers played their eighth game Thursday.
Four out of the top 5 in APG this season were nowhere near the league leaders in the category last season. Only Russell Westbrook. Read More
For those who bleed stats, not just Damian Lillard's 50-point outburst in Game 5, check these 7 insane numbers to get you through the day:
1.) It's not the playoffs without Timmy or Stockton.
via Sports Illustrated
It's the first NBA playoffs without LeBron James since his rookie year but a fact that many overlooked is that Tim Duncan and John Stockton never missed the playoffs in 19 NBA seasons.
The longest streak of active players who have not missed the playoffs is James Harden (13 Read More
The NBA's trade deadline is still over a month away but that didn't make teams sit back and wait for February to make bold moves.
Dion Waiters, J.R. Smith, and Iman Shumpert were among the players involved in a three-team trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Smith and Shumpert went from New York to Ohio and Waiters will join Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant in Oklahoma to create a potentially explosive scoring trio. Lou Amundson, Lance Thomas, Read More
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