with his pain 108-107 win against Atlanta this Wednesdayloss Brooklyn Nets they came to him 10th win in a row And they continue to establish themselves among the favorites not only from the East, but from the league in general.
was always at the center of that victory Kevin Durant, not just to be done 26 points, 16 rebounds and 8 assistsbut also to score something decisive pitches in clutch To tip the scales in favor of the Nets.
Delivery in 7 clutches! pic.twitter.com/HKy0NVENlz
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) December 29, 2022
the truth is that KD season continues to be exceptional and at this point, the case can be made that it is best of his careerwhen we combine point volume effectively,
What statistics can support this claim? Answer below.
Annotations per game, by minute and by possession
From the most basic statistic of all, points per game, you can see what a wonderful year KD has had. currently average 29.9 goals per gamebeing done third mark highest of his career.
However, the story gets even more interesting when we measure his performance on the field by the number of minutes he scores: 29.6 points per 36 minutes, the second highest of his careerHis average of 29.9 with OKC in 2013-14 was right behind that.
What about per possession points? Write 40.2 points per 100 possessions, again the second best of his career, behind only 2013-2014. Which is to say, in terms of points scored, there is no doubt that 2022-2023 is the top 3 and maybe the top 2 of his career.
But now let’s see what happens in terms of efficiency…
Let’s start with a more basic statistic: Durant is shooting exactly 56% from the field. An amazing number for a player who takes a fair share of his shots at medium and long range. that brand Destroy everything you have. Last season in the league: His highest percentage previously was 53.7% from the field with the Warriors in 2016–17.
EFG % hey effective area percentage, one of the most consistent statistics when analyzing a player’s effectiveness, gives true value to three- and two-point shots (normal field percentage does not differentiate them). In the case of Durant, he is in a very good state at the moment. 60,7%, which leaves him slightly below the 60.8% he registered as a ceiling, in 2020–2021 in which he only played 35 games. Top 2 once again.
real shooting There is a more advanced statistic related to a player’s effectiveness, which in this case also includes free throw percentage. Durant is at 67% in 2022-2023… the best record of his entire career.
KD’s unusual efficiency transferred to the free throw line as well: there he had a 92.8% success in campaign, for change, high figure of his career. Infallible.
Durant’s sky-high percentage reaches perhaps his most impressive position when it comes to mid range efficiency: you are currently recording 57% of their long doubles, Not only does he have the best mark of his career, but is on track to have one of the highest hitting-percentage seasons ever seen in league history.
especially when we take into account that Kd is 2nd most attempted player in the NBA from that area (7.1), trailing only DeMar DeRozan (49% on 9.2 attempts).
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