Saturday, March 19, 2016

The NBA's Most Valuable Low Volume Shooters


"Shots are not valuable unless they go in the basket."

-Known/Unknown


'Points Above Average' takes this simple idea and credits players for maximizing their points scored per shot attempt.  With this in mind, here are the NBA's

  Most Valuable Low Volume Shooters*





POINTS ABOVE TRUE TRUE SHOT

Player Team NBA AVG. SHOOTING+ ATTEMPTS/GAME
1 DeAndre Jordan LAC 120 117 10
2 Enes Kanter OKC 109 115 10
3 Hassan Whiteside MIA 106 115 11
4 Dwight Howard HOU 91 112 12
5 Jonas Valanciunas TOR 79 115 10
6 Chandler Parsons DAL 68 109 12
7 Gorgui Dieng MIN 68 111 8
8 Darren Collison SAC 64 108 12
9 Kenneth Faried DEN 64 109 11
10 Evan Fournier ORL 64 107 12.7
11 Omri Casspi SAC 63 109 10
12 Steven Adams OKC 62 114 6
13 Jared Dudley WAS 62 112 7
14 Marvin Williams CHO 60 108 10
15 Marcin Gortat WAS 60 108 11





POINTS ABOVE


TRUE


TRUE SHOT

Player Team NBA AVG. SHOOTING+ ATTEMPTS/GAME
16 Tristan Thompson CLE 58 112 7
17 Nikola Jokic DEN 58 110 8
18 Robin Lopez NYK 58 109 9
19 Jae Crowder BOS 53 106 12.6
20 Brandon Bass LAL 51 114 6
21 Draymond Green GSW 51 106 12
22 Ed Davis POR 50 113 5
23 Ian Mahinmi IND 48 110 7
24 Channing Frye TOT 43 115 5
25 Kyle Korver ATL 43 107 8
26 Mirza Teletovic PHO 42 106 10
27 Andrew Bogut GSW 41 114 5
28 Rudy Gobert UTA 40 110 8
29 Willie Cauley-Stein SAC 39 113 5
30 Boban Marjanovic SAS 38 122 4







*Fewer than 13 True Shot Attempts/Game

Updated March 19, 2016