NEW ORLEANS – All-Star weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the new version of NBA.com/stats. This season brought SportVU player tracking to the site and just Thursday night, player tracking stats were added on the boxscore level, so you can see how far a player ran or how many of his shots were contested on any given night.
All-Star weekend also means that it’s time to dive in with statistical nuggets for all 25 All-Stars. Here are the 12 guys representing the Eastern Conference…
Kyrie Irving, G, Cleveland
- Leads the league with 121 clutch-time points.
- Averages more field goal attempts per quarter as the game goes on, 4.2 in the first quarter, 4.4 in the second quarter, 4.7 in the third and 4.9 in the fourth.
- One of four All-Stars (DeMar DeRozan, Joe Johnson and Tony Parker are the others) whose teams have been better with them off the floor than with them on the floor. The Cavs have been outscored by 7.3 points per 100 possessions with Irving on the floor and by just 2.9 with him on the bench.
- Video: Watch all 35 of Irving’s clutch-time field goals.
Dwyane Wade, G, Miami
- His effective field goal percentage of 55.7 percent is, by far, the highest mark of his career.
- His usage rate of 26.8 percent ranks 22nd in the league, but is his lowest since his rookie season.
- Has a usage rate of 22.6 percent with LeBron James on the floor and 36.5 percent with James on the bench.
- Video: Watch Wade’s career-high eight steals against Dallas on Nov. 15.
Carmelo Anthony, F, New York
- Ranks third in the league and first among All-Stars by hitting 46.3 percent of his catch-and-shoot 3-point attempts (minimum 2.0 attempts per game).
- His defensive rebounding percentage of 20.7 percent and overall rebounding percentage of 13.0 percent are the highest marks of his career.
- Of the top 25 in usage rate, has the second lowest assist rate (ahead of only Al Jefferson). He has assisted on only 9.9 percent of his possessions.
- Video: Watch Anthony’s 23 field goals from his 62-point game at Madison Square Garden.
Paul George, F, Indiana
- Leads the league in corner 3-point percentage (minimum 50 attempts), shooting 54.3 percent from the corners.
- His usage rate increased 1.2 percentage points from his rookie to his second season, 4.2 from his second to third season, and 4.7 from his third to his fourth season.
- Has a plus-minus of plus-33 in the first half and plus-346 in the second half.
- Video: Watch George’s 19 3-pointers from the left corner.
LeBron James, F, Miami
- Leads the league with 5.3 points off turnovers per game.
- Ranks second in the league and first among All-Stars in restricted area field goal percentage (minimum 100 attempts), shooting 78.3 percent.
- Ranks third in the league and first among All-Stars in field goal percentage on drives at 63.1 percent.
- Video: Watch Wade’s 50 assists to James.
Chris Bosh, F-C, Miami
- Has been assisted on 80.1 percent of his field goals, the highest rate among All-Stars.
- Has an true shooting percentage of 56.7 percent in the first half and 64.9 percent in the second half. That’s the largest half-to-half increase among 117 players who have attempted at least 200 shots in each half.
- Has highest on-court OffRtg of any All-Star. The Heat have scored 111.4 points per 100 possessions with Bosh on the floor.
- Video: Watch Bosh’s 14 clutch-time 3-point attempts (he made eight of them).
DeMar DeRozan, G, Toronto
- His assist rate of 14.0 (assists per 100 possessions used) is easily the highest of his career, and his turnover ratio of 7.9 is the lowest of his career.
- Has shot 48.0 percent against the Atlantic and Southeast Divisions and 39.4 percent against the other four divisions.
- Has the lowest effective field goal percentage of the 24 healthy All-Stars at 45.4 percent.
- Video: Watch DeRozan’s career-high 12 assists in Portland on Feb. 1.
Roy Hibbert, C, Indiana
- Opponents have shot 41.3 percent at the rim with him there, the fifth-lowest opponent mark in the league (minimum four FGA per game) and the lowest among All-Stars.
- Has lowest on-court DefRtg and the highest on-court NetRtg of any All-Star. The Pacers’ have allowed only 92.7 points per 100 possessions and have outscored their opponents by 12.5 with Hibbert on the floor.
- His usage rate of 19.6 percent is the lowest of his career.
- Video: Watch Hibbert’s eight blocks against the Bucks on Nov. 15.
Joe Johnson, G, Brooklyn
- Ranks sixth in the league and first among All-Stars with 44 corner 3-pointers.
- Has just 40 field goals in the restricted area, the fewest among All-Stars (not named Kobe Bryant).
- Has attempted just 20 free throws for every 100 field goal attempts, the lowest free throw rate among All-Stars.
- Video: Watch Johnson’s eight third-quarter 3-pointers against Philadelphia on Dec. 16.
Paul Millsap, F, Atlanta
- Has made and attempted more 3-pointers this season than he did in his seven seasons in Utah.
- His effective field goal percentage dropped from 53.5 percent before Al Horford’s injury to 45.8 percent after it.
- The only All-Star to have hit a shot from the backcourt this season.
- Video: Watch Millsap’s 10 3-point attempts (he made seven of them) in Miami on Dec. 23.
Joakim Noah, C, Chicago
- Has the lowest usage rate among the 25 All-Stars, using only 18.2 percent of the Bulls’ possessions while he’s on the floor.
- Has rebounded 12.5 percent of available offensive rebounds, the highest offensive rebounding rate among All-Stars.
- Leads all centers in assist ratio, having recorded assists on 24.5 percent of the possessions he’s used.
- Video: Watch Noah’s 11 assists against the Hawks on Feb. 11.
John Wall, G, Washington
- Trails Kevin Durant, 303-302, for the league lead in fast break points.
- Ranks third in the league and first among All-Stars with 22 clutch-time assists.
- Leads the league in time of possession, in control of the ball for 8.0 minutes per game.
- Video: Watch Wall’s 22 clutch-time assists.