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Total Points v Total Minutes: all NBA players through Dec 22

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This scatter plot show the total points scored vs total minutes played for all NBA players through Dec 22.

Curry is well above the curve with 858 points in 941 minutes.

Here are the most efficient scorers thus far in 2015:

Minutes Points Points/Min
941 858.0 0.91 Stephen Curry
780 590.0 0.76 Kevin Durant
1105 834.0 0.75 James Harden
662 490.0 0.74 Demarcus Cousins
958 712.0 0.74 Russell Westbrook
872 635.0 0.73 Lebron James
963 688.0 0.71 Paul George
1011 684.0 0.68 Blake Griffin
1058 712.0 0.67 Damian Lillard
859 556.0 0.65 Anthony Davis
884 573.0 0.65 Reggie Jackson
902 587.0 0.65 Isaiah Thomas
957 609.0 0.64 Carmelo Anthony
900 571.0 0.63 Kawhi Leonard
743 462.0 0.62 Dwyane Wade
1061 654.0 0.62 Demar Derozan
150 92.0 0.61 Tyler Zeller
793 482.0 0.61 Klay Thompson
941 574.0 0.61 Andrew Wiggins
1011 619.0 0.61 Eric Bledsoe
692 411.0 0.59 Zach Lavine
1032 609.0 0.59 Kyle Lowry
778 448.0 0.58 Dirk Nowitzki
939 541.0 0.58 Brook Lopez
787 450.0 0.57 Karl
976 558.0 0.57 Jimmy Butler

Guard v Forward FanDuel Fantasy Points for Each NBA Team

Guard v Forward Fantasy Points
Guard v Forward Fantasy Points

This set of small multiple scatter plots shows the guard’s v forward’s fantasy points for each NBA team through Nov 22, 2015. Each scatter plot show the performance of a team. The horizontal position of each dot gives the total fantasy points for that team’s starting forwards and the vertical position that for the starting guards.

The Hornets in the upper left show the most negative correlation: when the guards get a lot of fantasy points the forwards get few. At the other extreme in the lower right the Nuggets show the most positive correlation: when their guards do well so do their forwards.

Also notable is the relatively tight correlation (seen by the narrow shaded region of normalcy) for the Jazz, Thunder and Grizzlies and that the Wizard’s Forwards are most consistent in their Fantasy output.

How might this inform your Fantasy choices?

This matplotlib graphic was made at SportsDatabase.com with the SDQL

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