Newcomers ... By the Numbers

by Joe Gabriele
Cavs.com Beat Writer

After the incredible offseason facelift the Wine and Gold underwent since the end of the 2013-14 regular, it’d be an understatement to call them the “new-look Cavaliers.” And what better way to illustrate the change that’s coming than through some numbers that the newcomers will be bringing with them this season …


1 … LeBron James’ career rank on the Cavaliers all-time list in points scored (15,251), scoring average (27.8 PPG) field goals made (5,415) and attempted (11,403), free throws made (3,650) and attempted (4,917), steals (955) and minutes played (22,119).

.528 … Brendan Haywood’s career field goal percentage – ranking him ninth among all active players

57, 25, 6 … games in 2013-14, respectively, that Kevin Love scored at least 20, 30 and 40 points

19 … Mike Miller’s all-time NBA rank in three-pointers made – 1,531 career treys and counting

3 … amount of Three-Point Shootout champs the Cavaliers currently have on the roster – including newcomers Kevin Love (2011-12) and James Jones (2010-11), joining Kyrie Irving – who won it in Houston in 2012-13

.848 … James Jones’ career free throw shooting percentage

2 … LeBron James’ career rank on the Cavaliers all-time list in three-pointers made (771) and assists (3,810)

10 … combined NBA Championships and Olympic Gold Medals won by the newcomers

1 … games during his 11-year, 842-game NBA career that LeBron James has come off the bench – a 13-point win over the Pacers on December 11, 2007. Returning from a sprained left index finger, both he and Larry Hughes returned to action from injuries. (LeBron netted 17 points in his return; Hughes led Cleveland with 36.)

2,000/900/100 … points, boards and three-pointers accumulated by Kevin Love in 2013-14, making him the first player in NBA history to record those numbers in a single season

18 … uniform number that Mike Miller will wear this season with the Cavs

0 … games that Kevin Love failed to notch double-digit scoring in 77 starts last season

.564 … career field goal percentage for Brendan Haywood in the postseason

1 … Kevin Love’s 2013-14 NBA rank in double-doubles (65) and defensive rebounds per game (9.6)

0 … seasons since LeBron James’ arrival in the NBA that he’s failed to average at least 20 points

913 … career games (553 starts) for Mike Miller – winning the 2000-01 Rookie of the Year and 2005-06 Sixth Man of the Year along the way

3 … players since 1980-81 to have at least two seasons averaging 26.0 points and 12.5 boards per contest – Shaquille O’Neal, Moses Malone and Kevin Love

8 … combined major MVP Awards – 2-time All-Star Game, 2-time Finals, 4-time NBA – for future Hall of Famer, LeBron James

404 … combined career playoff games among the newcomers

36 … combined career playoff games among the Cavaliers who played in last year’s season finale against Brooklyn

3 … LeBron James’ career rank career rank on the Cavaliers all-time list in defensive rebounds (3,183)

28 … NBA seasons that have passed since a player (before Kevin Love this year) averaged at least 26 points, 12 rebounds and four assists – dating back to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bob McAdoo in 1975-76.

9 … number of seasons that Mike Miller has shot at least 40 percent from beyond the arc

19.2, 12.2, 2.5 … Kevin Love’s six-year career averages in scoring, rebounding and assists

644 … combined career double-doubles among the newcomers

1 … uniform number that James Jones will wear this season with the Cavs

3 … Kevin Love’s 2013-14 NBA rank in total rebounds per game (12.5)

701, 339, 52, 10 … career games, respectively, that LeBron James has scored at least 20, 30, 40 and 50 points

13 … Combined All-Star appearances for LeBron James and Kevin Love, with James winning MVP honors in 2006 and ‘08

0 … uniform number that Kevin Love will wear this season with the Cavs

18 … Mike Miller’s all-time NBA rank in three-point percentage – .409

4 … LeBron James’ career rank career rank on the Cavaliers all-time list in blocked shots (482)

.403 … James Jones’ career three-point shooting percentage, good for 29th in NBA history

4 … Kevin Love’s 2013-14 NBA rank in points per game (26.1) and triple-doubles (3)

0 … games that 34-year-old Mike Miller missed last year with Memphis

572 … consecutive games that LeBron James has scored double-figures, dating back to January 6, 2007

5 … LeBron James’ career rank career rank on the Cavaliers all-time list in total rebounds (3,861)

8 … number of seasons that Mike Miller has canned at least 100 three-pointers

0 … NBA players in 2013-14 besides LeBron James who averaged at least 20 points, six boards and six assists

24 … league-leading number of games in 2013-14 in which Kevin Love tallied 20 points, 10 boards and five assists

.459 … Mike Miller’s three-point shooting percentage with Memphis in 2013-14, good for second in the NBA

23 … uniform number that LeBron James will wear this season with the Cavs

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