Some Anthony Davis-related Numbers

Published: March 17, 2014

Figured I’d throw this stuff out there.  All stats since 1980.

  • Since 1980 only 2 players have had a streak of 6 games with at least 28 points, 9 rebounds and 1 block in every game:  Anthony Davis, and Shaquille O’Neal. (who had 7 in a row)
  • Anthony Davis is currently posting the 2nd best Block Rate for someone his age ever.  (Weirdly, #1 is Amir Johnson during his rookie year.  Though he only played 700 minutes total.  So, fluke!)
  • To reflect how amazing his offensive rise has been – Among players posting at least a 25% usage rate at his age, Anthony Davis has the best TS% ever, narrowly trailed by Shaq.  (Weird note: Eric Gordon would be 3rd on this list, one spot ahead of Davis, if we went with a 20% usage cutoff.  Gordon used to be really good, guys.)
  • Anthony Davis currently owns the highest PER of any player his age – and it’s not close.  He has a 27.1.  LeBron James finished his sophomore season at 25.7.  Shaq was third with 22.9.
  • Only 4 players have generated better total Win Shares at an age younger or equal to Anthony Davis’.  Those players are: LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Chris Paul.  Davis has 14 games left to go this season, and only LeBron James (and his 3388 minute sophomore campaign) is likely to hold that lead.
  • In a related note, Davis is earning .221 Win Shares per 48 minutes.  Only Andrew Bynum, who played 35 games, had a better rate at this age.
  • Only 6 players have posted a 40-20-3 game since 1980: the Unibrow, Shaq, Patrick Ewing, Hakeen Olajuwon, Antonio McDyess, and Joe Barry Caroll.  Only Shaq and Davis did it before age 26.
  • If the season ended today, Anthony Davis would own the 44th best season-long PER of all time.



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