7 Random NBA Stats and Facts– July 22, 2019

1.) New Stockton to Malone?

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The most assisted play of the 2018-19 season is James Harden to Clint Capela. The second is Russell Westbrook to Steven Adams. So, with Brodie and The Beard on the Rockets, how many points will Capela score next season?

2.) Speaking of Harden…

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James Harden’s 36.1 PPG average last season was the most since Michael Jordan in 1986-87.

James Harden had a 32-game stretch where Harden scored 30 points or more. In addition, Harden had nine 50-point games throughout the season, including two 61-point games.

3.) Endangered Species

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Only LeBron James and Kyle Korver remain active from the 2003 Draft Class. Korver, 38, has just signed a 1-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. He is currently the oldest active NBA player by two years.

He must wish that teams will sign Vince Carter soon.

4.) It’s crazy but…

The Atlanta Hawks appeared in more Western Conference Finals than Eastern. They reached the West Finals twice in 1969 and 1970 and the East Finals once in 2015.

5.) This is even CRAZIER.

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Unless Vince Carter and Zach Randolph somehow find their way into NBA rosters, Tyson Chandler will have the distinction to be the last active player to share the court with Michael Jordan.

6.) Almost Perfect

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To add to Dirk Nowitzki’s extraordinary performance in Dallas’ 2011 title run, the German sank 45 out of 46 free throws in the Finals against the Heat. Boy, was he a man possessed.

7.) Will the Rockets miss CP3?

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The jury is still out but based on win percentages over the past two seasons, Chris Paul is just behind Steph Curry with an 89-27 win-loss record when he is in the Rockets’ lineup. Curry is 93-27.

Bonus: Who’s The Best Playoff 3-Pt Shooter By A Mile?

Nah, it’s neither Steph nor Klay, it’s Raja Bell!

In 33 playoff games with Phoenix, Bell shot 48.3 percent on almost 5 attempts while being a part of the NBA’s best defenders.