The NBA has the largest disparity between players shooting the most and the least efficient shots.
The league’s average player is on pace to hit over 60 percent of his shots from long range and more than 80 percent of their shots from the free throw line, according to Basketball-Reference.
The worst player in the league is Giannis Antetokounmpo, who shot just under 51 percent of the shots he was asked to make last season, according the league’s player tracking stats.
Antetkounmpos shooting was on par with his career marks, and he was shooting 37 percent of them.
Thats not great, but it’s also not bad compared to the rest of the league.
The other top players are Kyrie Irving, Kyle Lowry, and Damian Lillard.
Irving, Lowry, Lillard are all shooting over 60 per cent from long distance and over 80 percent from the line, but they were still below average for their respective teams.
The best players in the NBA are Damian Laine, who has shot over 70 percent of those shots, and DeMar DeRozan, who is currently shooting over 50 per cent.
DeRos, like Antetkos shooting, was at the top of the rankings despite the fact that his teammates and opponents were far better.
DeMar, the best player in this year’s league, is averaging 21.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 2.7 steals per game.
He’s the only player in NBA history to average more points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks than he did per game last season.
DeDe also is the only active player in league history to post a triple-double with 20+ points, 15+ rebounds, 15 or more assists, 10+ rebounds and 10+ assists.