LeBron James, Kevin Durant lead list of top scorers this decade

See the top 10 players in several statistical categories during the 2010s

NBA.com Staff

Aug 5, 2019 10:33 AM ET

LeBron James and Kevin Durant nearly scored 20,000 points apiece this decade.

In conjunction with the release of our All-Decade Team, we've decided to put together a list of superlatives based solely on real NBA basketball stats from the 2009-10 season through the end of last season (sorry Twitter, there's no debating these real numbers).

A few takeaways from the decade:

  • LeBron James and Kevin Durant scored at a gargantuan rate, with both players combining for 38,995 points (That's more than the career point total of James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard combined).
     
  • The Splash Bros. -- Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson -- unsurprisingly recorded the best 3-point percentage.
     
  • DeMar DeRozan started more games than any other player in the league.
     
  • Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul, two stars traded for each other this summer, are the only players to dish out at least 6,000 assists this decade.
     
  • Tim Duncan, who's been out of the NBA since 2016, still finished top 10 in total blocks.

Note: All stats via Basketball Reference

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Total Points

 
LeBron James and Kevin Durant waged an epic duel in Game 1 of the 2017 Finals.

1. LeBron James (19,550)
2. Kevin Durant (19,445)
3. James Harden (18,627)
4. Russell Westbrook (17,603)
5. Stephen Curry (16,315)
6. LaMarcus Aldridge (15,213)
7. DeMar DeRozan (14,931)
8. Carmelo Anthony (14,783)
9. Dwyane Wade (13,243)
10. Blake Griffin (13,200)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

Total Rebounds

Kevin Love was a dominant rebounder for Minnesota in the early 2010s.

1. DeAndre Jordan (8,653)
2. Dwight Howard (8,077)
3. Andre Drummond (7,424)
4. Kevin Love (6,663)
5. LaMarcus Aldridge (6,473)
6. Pau Gasol (6,218)
7. DeMarcus Cousins (6,131)
8. Marcin Gortat (6,105)
9. Zach Randolph (6,009)
10. LeBron James (5,573)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

Total Assists

Rajon Rondo led the league in assists in 2012, 2013 and 2016.

1. Russell Westbrook (6,462)
2. Chris Paul (6,215)
3. Rajon Rondo (5,626)
4. LeBron James (5,503)
5. John Wall (5,282)
6. James Harden (4,743)
7. Kyle Lowry (4,621)
8. Stephen Curry (4,588)
9. Jrue Holiday (4,151)
10. Jeff Teague (4,145)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

Total Steals

 
Relive some of Chris Paul's best defensive plays from 2015-16!

1. Chris Paul (1,396)
2. Russell Westbrook (1,332)
3. Stephen Curry (1,200)
4. James Harden (1,189)
5. Trevor Ariza (1,161)
6. Thaddeus Young (1,142)
7. LeBron James (1,107)
8. Monta Ellis (1,082)
9. Paul George (1,071)
10. Mike Conley (1,027)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

Total Blocks

 
Marc Gasol was one of the best shot blockers of the 2010s.

1. Serge Ibaka (1,626)
2. DeAndre Jordan (1,291)
3. Dwight Howard (1,237)
4. Anthony Davis (1,121)
5. Brook Lopez (1,098)
6. Roy Hibbert (1,070)
7. Marc Gasol (1,068)
8. Pau Gasol (941)
9. JaVale McGee (908)
10. Tim Duncan (902)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

FG%

Dwight Howard (left) and DeAndre Jordan were the leaders in field goal percentage.

(Among Top 100 scorers)

1. DeAndre Jordan (67.1%)
2. Dwight Howard (59.2%)
3. Marcin Gortat (55.1%)
4. Andre Drummond (54.3%)
5. Enes Kanter (54.1%)
6. Karl-Anthony Towns (53.7%)
7. LeBron James (52.9%)
8. Al Horford (52.8%)
9. David Lee (52.6%)
10. Derrick Favors (52.5%)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

3P%

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson proved to be NBA's most lethal long-range shooters.

(Among Top 100 scorers)

1. Stephen Curry (43.6%)
2. Klay Thompson (41.9%)
3. JJ Redick (41.5%)
4. CJ McCollum (40.1%)
T-5. Pau Gasol (39.4%)
T-5. Darren Collison (39.4%)
7. Karl-Anthony Towns (39.2%)
T-8. Kyrie Irving (39.0%)
T-8. Arron Afflalo (39.0%)
10. Khris Middleton (38.8%)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

FT%

Dirk Nowitzki was a dead-eye free throw shooter throughout the 2010s.

(Among Top 100 scorers)

1. Stephen Curry (90.5%)
T-2. Dirk Nowitzki (89.3%)
T-2. JJ Redick (89.3%)
4. Damian Lillard (88.9%)
5. Kevin Martin (88.7%)
6. Kevin Durant (88.5%)
7. Chris Paul (88.0%)
8. Jamal Crawford (87.8%)
9. Kyrie Irving (87.5%)
10. Isaiah Thomas (87.4%)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

Minutes played

Russell Westbrook got few moments to rest in games during the 2010s.

1. LeBron James (27,093)
2. James Harden (26,106)
3. LaMarcus Aldridge (25,719)
4. DeMar DeRozan (25,674)
5. Russell Westbrook (25,662)
6. Kevin Durant (25,652)
7. Marc Gasol (24,044)
8. Trevor Ariza (23,953)
9. Stephen Curry (23,859)
10. Wesley Matthews (23,579)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

Games played

James Harden was among the top players in games played in the 2010s.

1. DeAndre Jordan (766)
2. James Harden (765)
3. Serge Ibaka (753)
T-4. DeMar DeRozan (752)
T-4. Thaddeus Young (752)
6. Russell Westbrook (739)
T-7. Marcin Gortat (737)
T-7. Taj Gibson (737)
T-9. D.J. Augustin (735)
T-9. Amir Johnson (735)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)

Games started

Between Toronto and San Antonio, DeMar DeRozan started the most games in the 2010s.

1. DeMar DeRozan (740)
2. Russell Westbrook (739)
3. LaMarcus Aldridge (730)
4. LeBron James (726)
5. Marc Gasol (706)
6. Kevin Durant (695)
7. DeAndre Jordan (694)
8. Stephen Curry (688)
9. Wesley Matthews (662)
10. Trevor Ariza (658)

(Stats via Basketball Reference)


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