Monday, March 03, 2014

FEBRUARY 2014: PLAYERS STATISTICS. NBA REGULAR SEASON.


Most impressive "ATTACK / EFFICIENCY / DEFENSE" players statistics in NBA regular season: February 2014.



A. ATTACK / EFFICIENCY.
Let's begin with (a) my benchmark of "all around/versatile" (a similar benchmark to the one used to determine my G.O.A.T/per decade, while less focused on defense and efficiency: see my article: What do the statistics say about who should be the Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T)? PART 1.).
It's no surprise that the 2 players widely recognized as the best in the game today are found at the top of the list: Lebron James & Kevin Durant. 
I then screen (b) efficiency in term of plus/minus points for players, (c) the triple-double of the month, and I end with a focus on (d) the most efficient shooters in February. 

a. In 2013-14, in the regular season, game played in February, requiring Points >= 18 and Total Rebounds >= 6 and Assists >= 2.5 and Field Goal Pct >= 0.50, sorted by most games matching criteria. RESULTS for at least 3.
Rk
Player
Count
1
6
2
5
3
4
4
4
5
3
6
3
7
3
8
3
9
3
10
3

b. In 2013-14, in the regular season, game played in February, requiring Net Points >= 20 and Minutes Played >= 24, sorted by most games in season matching criteria. RESULTS for at least 4.
Rk
Player
Count
1
5
2
5
3
4
4
4
5
4
6
4
7
4
8
4
9
4
10
4
11
4
12
4
13
4
14
4

c. In 2013-14, in the regular season, game played in February, requiring player recorded triple-double, sorted by most games in season matching criteria.
Rk
Player
Count
1
1
2
1
3
1
4
1
5
1
6
1

d. In 2013-14, in the regular season, game played in February, requiring 2-PT Field Goal Pct >= 0.5 and 3-Pt Field Goal Pct >= 0.4 and Free Throw Pct >= 0.9 and Minutes Played >= 24, sorted by most games matching criteria. RESULTS for at least 3.






B. DEFENSE.
I now move to defense with 2 different sets of data: (a) one that focuses on player impact on opponents points (a global view of the impact of his defense) and (b) one that looks at individual statistics specific to defense.
Here to, I found some names that are usually in discussion for the defensive player of the year award (like Joakim Noah).

a. In 2013-14, per 48 minutes, in the regular season, game played in February, requiring Opponent Points <= 90 and Minutes Played >= 24, sorted by most games in season matching criteria. RESULTS for at least 6.
Rk
Player
Count
1
7
2
7
3
6
4
6
5
6
6
6
7
6
8
6
9
6

b. In 2013-14, in the regular season, game played in February, requiring Defensive Rebounds >= 6 and Blocks >= 1 and Steals >= 1, sorted by most games matching criteria. RESULTS for at least 5.
Rk
Player
Count
1
9
2
7
3
6
4
6
5
5
6
5
7
5


COMING SOON: PART 3: THE G.O.A.T of the 80's...

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