This Day in Stats
August 4th, 2017
Barry Bonds takes Clay Hensley deep for career home run number 755, tying Hank Aaron's 33 year-old all-time record.
$200M+ contracts in NBA history:
Ricky Rubio vs USA:
He scored 38 of Spain’s 81 points (47%).
FIBA Luka still undefeated.
SGA last season had one of the most underrated seasons ever.
Only one other player in NBA history had those numbers in a season (or better) — Larry Bird.
Spencer Dinwiddie’s last full season:
The Knicks gave out 3-year contracts worth $183 million today.
$78M — Evan Fournier
$43M — Derrick Rose
$32M — Nerlens Noel
$30M — Alec Burks
Wayne Ellington shot 42.2% from three last season.
That mark is better than any Laker in 2020-21.
Jimmy Butler is going to earn $50.3M in 2025-26.
He will be 36 years old then.
— $20 coffee
— $184M max contract
— $50M when he turns 36
Jimmy Gs Buckets.
Highest 3P% in NBA history on 5+ attempts per game:
43.3% — Steph Curry
42.3% — Duncan Robinson
Robinson signs the largest contract ever for an undrafted player.
Chris Paul was averaging career-lows in 2018-19.
— 15.6 PPG — 42/36/86% — 17.0 PPG in playoffs — 45/27/84% in playoffs
Then he went vegan.
— 17.0 PPG
— 19.7 PPG in playoffs
— 50/42/88% in playoffs
— Reach first Finals
— Sign $120M contract at age 37-40
Highest paid centers in the league today:
- Rudy Gobert (3x DPOY)
- Karl-Anthony Towns (2x All-Star)
- Nikola Jokic (MVP)
- Joel Embiid (4x All-Star)
- Jarrett Allen
Lonzo Ball last season made more threes than:
He averaged 14.6 PPG on 41/38/78%, all career-highs.
Most triple-doubles since Russell Westbrook entered the league:
Russell Westbrook is the first MVP to be traded in 3 straight seasons.
Getting triple-doubles even during the offseason.
Devonte’ Graham is a 36.4% career shooter.
His 37.7 FG% last season was the worst by any player with 650+ attempts.
As a comparison, his new teammate shot 61.1%.
Randall Cobb with Aaron Rodgers (including playoffs):
They are 69-37-1 in those games.
Giannis is the first player in NBA history with 50 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks in a Finals game.
Deandre Ayton first career playoffs:
He is the first player in NBA history to average 15/10 on 65 FG% in a single playoffs (min 10 games).
Khris Middleton’s story is also crazy.
— 2nd round pick
— Played in the D-League
— Traded after first season
— Signed max contract
— 2x All-Star
— Led Finals and playoffs in clutch points