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Saturday, November 17, 2012


 

And finally…Here are a few note-worthy statistical trends for NBA teams through the first few weeks of the season, which should help with tricky matchup- and category-based lineup decisions. There are tons of mitigating factors for these raw stats, such as a team's pace, strength of schedule, and healthy personnel, but from a fantasy perspective these are still useful metrics.

 

Teams allowing the most points: Cavaliers (104.8) Suns (104.0), Trail Blazers (100.9) Raptors (100.6), Heat (100.2)...and with the exception of the Heat, these are also the teams that yield the highest field goal percentages

 

Teams allowing the fewest points: Wolves (88.5), Knicks (89.8), Hornets (90.5), Pacers (91.1), 76ers (91.1)

 

Teams allowing the most 3-pointers per game: Heat (9.1), Bobcats (8.9), Nuggets (7.7), Rockets (7.6), Clippers (7.5).

 

Teams allowing the fewest 3-pointers per game: Wizards (5.4), Bulls (5.5), Nets (5.6), Mavericks (5.6), Trail Blazers (5.8)

 

Teams which force the most turnovers: Hawks (18.0), Clippers (17.8), Cavaliers (17.0), Knicks (17.0), Kings (16.5)

 

Teams which force the fewest turnovers: Pacers (11.4), Lakers (12.4), Nuggets (12.6), Thunder (13.0), Nets (13.0)

 

Teams allowing the most steals: Rockets (9.6), Jazz (9.6), Lakers (9.5), Pacers (9.2), Pistons (9.0)

 

Teams allowing the fewest steals: Knicks (5.0), Suns (5.8), Bobcats (6.4), Kings (6.8), Hornets (7.0)

 

Teams allowing the most blocks: Cavaliers (8.3), Bobcats (8.3), Kings (7.8), Nuggets (7.6), Raptors (7.5)

 

Teams allowing the fewest blocks: Thunder (2.7), Bucks (3.4), Knicks (4.0), Nets (4.3), Heat (4.3)



Despite residing in Portland, Maine, Ryan Knaus remains a heartbroken Sonics fan who longs for the days of Shawn Kemp and Xavier McDaniel. He has written for Rotoworld.com since 2007. You can follow him on Twitter.
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