NBA All-Star 2020
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All-Star 2020 Numbers to Know: Team Giannis

Digging into the key stats behind the 12 players on Team Giannis

John Schuhmann

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Feb 14, 2020 10:22 AM ET

 

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo pick their starters for the 2020 All-Star Game.

 

All-Star 2020 comes with a new game format, with charity money being awarded to the winner of each quarter, and with an untimed fourth quarter in which the teams will play to a target score.

This is also Year 3 of the All-Star draft, with teams selected by the top vote-getters in each conference. LeBron James has been a captain for all three All-Star drafts, and he was joined by Giannis Antetokounmpo for a second straight year.

James and Antetokounmpo stuck with players in their respective conferences when selecting starters, but they changed things up after that. Team Giannis has two of the league's top three scorers (Antetokounmpo and Trae Young), but Team LeBron has eight of the top 10 scorers among All-Stars.

Team LeBron also includes four of the five All-Stars who have won an MVP and/or Finals MVP award. It also includes first-time All-Star Devin Booker, a last-minute injury replacement for Damian Lillard, who suffered a groin injury on Wednesday.

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Here are some numbers to know about the 12 members of Team Giannis...

-- Clutch time = Last five minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime with a score differential of five points or less.
-- Effective field goal percentage = (FGM + (0.5 * 3PM)) / FGA
-- True shooting percentage = PTS / (2 * (FGM + 0.44 * FTA)))
All stats through Thursday, Feb. 13.

Giannis Antetokounmpo | F | Milwaukee Bucks

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Giannis Antetokounmpo

Joel Embiid | C | Philadelphia 76ers

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Joel Embiid

Pascal Siakam | F | Toronto Raptors

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Pascal Siakam
  • Has a usage rate of 28.6%, up from 20.5% last season. That's the biggest jump among 258 players who have played at least 500 minutes in each of the last two seasons.
  • Has a true shooting percentage of 55.3%, down from 62.8% last season. That's the sixth-biggest drop among 192 players with at least 250 field goal attempts each of the last two seasons. Has seen big drops in both the percentage of his shots that have come in the paint (from 72% to 54%) and free throw rate (from 32 to 25 attempts per 100 shots from the field).
  • Has averaged 3.5 pick-and-roll ball-handler possessions and 4.2 isolation possessions per game, according to Synergy play-type tracking. Those averages are up from 0.8 and 1.5 per game last season.
  • Has already set a career high with 93 3-pointers. Only 25% of his 3-point attempts have come from the corners, down from 70% last season.
  • Has contested 5.8 3-point shots per game, most in the league by a wide margin.

Kemba Walker | G | Boston Celtics

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Kemba Walker
  • Registering career-high marks in both effective field goal percentage (53.0%) and true shooting percentage (57.9%).
  • Has scored 1.11 points per possession as a pick-and-roll ball-handler, the second-best mark among 50 players who have averaged at least five ball-handler possessions per game.
  • Has taken more than half of his shots from 3-point range for the first time in his career. Has seen an increase in his ratio of 3-point attempts to mid-range attempts in each of the last six seasons, from 0.8 in 2013-14 to 4.2 this season.
  • The Celtics have allowed 9.8 more points per 100 possessions with Walker on the floor (108.5) than they have with him off the floor (98.7). That's the sixth-worst on-off DefRtg differential among 313 players who have played at least 500 minutes with a single team.
  • Ranks fifth with 0.37 charges drawn per game.

Trae Young | G | Atlanta Hawks

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Trae Young

Bam Adebayo | C-F | Miami Heat

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Bam Adebayo
  • Is one of two players (Antetokounmpo is the other) averaging at least 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block per game.
  • Has shot 59.8% on drives, the best mark among 146 players with at least 75 field goal attempts on drives. Is one of eight players who have shot better than 70% on at least 100 shots in the restricted area and at least 45% on at least 100 shots elsewhere in the paint.
  • Ranks third with 7.6 elbow touches per game.
  • Ranks third with 5.3 screen assists per game.
  • Has shot 18-31 (58.1%) with the score within five points in the last five minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime, the third-best field goal percentage among 78 players who have taken at least 25 clutch shots.

Jimmy Butler | F | Miami Heat

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Jimmy Butler
  • Has an effective field goal percentage of 73.6% in the first six seconds of the shot clock, the fifth-best mark among 160 players with at least 50 field goal attempts in the first six seconds, according to Second Spectrum tracking. He has an effective field goal percentage of just 44.5% otherwise.
  • Has an effective field goal percentage of just 34.6% on shots from outside the paint, the worst mark among 158 players with at least 200 field goal attempts from the outside (not including backcourt shots). Has shot 31.2% from mid-range, the second-worst mark among 66 players with at least 100 mid-range attempts.
  • Has attempted 67.8 free throws per 100 shots from the field, the second-highest rate among players (lower than that of Rudy Gobert - 68.9) with at least 300 field goal attempts. 37.2% of his points, the league's highest rate (among players that have played at least 25 games) by a wide margin, have come from free throws.
  • One of two players (Memphis' Tyus Jones is the other) who have played at least 1,000 minutes and have more steals (82) than personal fouls (65).
  • Has an assist/turnover ratio of 2.68, the third-best mark among 44 players with a usage rate of 25% or higher.

Rudy Gobert | C | Utah Jazz

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Rudy Gobert

Brandon Ingram | F | New Orleans Pelicans

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Brandon Ingram

Kyle Lowry | G | Toronto Raptors

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Kyle Lowry
  • Tied for the league lead with 1.1 secondary assists per game.
  • Has drawn 0.60 charges per game, second most in the league.
  • Has attempted 39.5 free throws per 100 shots from the field, up from 26.3 last season. That's the fourth-biggest jump in free throw rate among 192 players with at least 250 field goal attempts in each of the last two seasons.
  • Has taken 56.4% of his shots from 3-point range. That's down from 61.3% last season, but is the highest rate among All-Stars.
  • One of four players -- James, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook are the others -- that have averaged at least five assists and one steal in each of the last 10 seasons (40 games minimum).

Khris Middleton | F | Milwaukee Bucks

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Khris Middleton
  • One of four players who have shot 50% or better on at least 300 field goal attempts and 40% or better on at least 100 3-point attempts. Is the only of the four who has shot 90% or better at the free throw line.
  • Effective field goal percentage of 58.3% and true shooting percentage of 62.4% are both career-best marks by a healthy margin.
  • Has an effective field goal percentage of 56.0% on pull-up jumpers, the best mark among 129 players who have attempted at least 100.
  • Has shot 52.3% from mid-range, the third-best mark among 67 players with at least 100 mid-range attempts.
  • Part of what has been the league's best defensive lineup. The Bucks' lineup of Eric Bledsoe, Wesley Matthews, Middleton, Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez has allowed just 90.8 points per 100 possessions, the lowest mark (by a wide margin) among 27 lineups that have played at least 200 minutes together.

Donovan Mitchell | G | Utah Jazz

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Donovan Mitchell

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