Cavaliers ... By The Numbers

November 12, 2012
Cavaliers By The Numbers

The young Cavaliers are working their way through a tough six-game trip, and not all the numbers have been good – Coach Scott would be quick to admit that. But the junket has seen some serious growth and some breakout performances and a pair of Cavaliers near the top of the NBA’s statistical heap.

As the Wine and Gold prepare to close out the roadie on Tuesday night in Brooklyn, here’s a look at some positive digits from the first five games …

.531 … Dion Waiters’ field goal percentage from three-point range, tops among all rookies

0 … free throws Alonzo Gee has missed in 20 trips to the stripe this year

38.3 … combined scoring average for the starting backcourt of Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters

6 … three-pointers Daniel Gibson needs to pass Danny Ferry for fourth on the Cavaliers all-time list

13.0 … rebounds per game Anderson Varejao is averaging – good for second-best in the NBA behind only Zach Randolph

15.4 … Dion Waiters’ scoring average, second among all rookies

401 … career steals for Anderson Varejao

1,005 … career field goals for Daniel Gibson

22.9 … points per game Kyrie Irving is averaging, good for fourth in the NBA

24.351 … years and days that the Cavaliers roster averages in age – making them the fourth-youngest team in the NBA

290 … Rebounds needed by Anderson Varejao to pass Jim Brewer for seventh place on the Cavaliers all-time list

7 … Three-pointers by Dion Waiters in the Cavs’ 108-101 win over the Clippers, becoming the first player in NBA history to have seven-or-more treys within his first six games as a pro

.500 … three-point shooting percentage for Daniel Gibson over the past three games

13.7 … points Gibson is averaging during that span