NBA All-Star 2020
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All-Star 2020 Numbers to Know: Team LeBron

Digging into the key stats behind the 13 players on Team LeBron

John Schuhmann

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Feb 14, 2020 10:22 AM ET

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James discuss their 2019 All-Star draft selections.

All-Star 2020 comes with a new game format, with charity money being awarded to the winner of each quarter, and with an untimed fourth quarter in which the teams will play to a target score.

This is also Year 3 of the All-Star draft, with teams selected by the top vote-getters in each conference. LeBron James has been a captain for all three All-Star drafts, and he was joined by Giannis Antetokounmpo for a second straight year.

James and Antetokounmpo stuck with players in their respective conferences when selecting starters, but they changed things up after that. Team Giannis has two of the league's top three scorers (Antetokounmpo and Trae Young), but Team LeBron has eight of the top 10 scorers among All-Stars.

Team LeBron also includes four of the five All-Stars who have won an MVP and/or Finals MVP award. It also includes first-time All-Star Devin Booker, a last-minute injury replacement for Damian Lillard, who suffered a groin injury on Wednesday.

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Here are some numbers to know about the 13 members of Team LeBron ...

-- Clutch time = Last five minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime with a score differential of five points or less.
-- Effective field goal percentage = (FGM + (0.5 * 3PM)) / FGA
-- True shooting percentage = PTS / (2 * (FGM + 0.44 * FTA)))
All stats through Thursday, Feb. 13.

Anthony Davis | F-C | Los Angeles Lakers

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Anthony Davis

Luka Doncic | F-G | Dallas Mavericks

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Luka Doncic

James Harden | G | Houston Rockets

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | James Harden

LeBron James | F | Los Angeles Lakers

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | LeBron James
  • Ranks second in cumulative plus-minus, with the Lakers having outscored their opponents by 435 points with him on the floor. They've been 13.8 points per 100 possessions better with James on the floor (plus-11.2) than they've been with him off the floor (minus-3.0). That's tied for the second-biggest on-off NetRtg differential among 313 players who've played at least 500 minutes for a single team.
  • Averaging a career-low 34.9 minutes per game. Has seen a drop in each of the last three seasons.
  • Leads the league with a career-high 10.8 assists per game and has accounted for 54.4% of his team's assists while he's been on the floor, the highest rate among 314 players who have played at least 500 minutes. His 19 assists in a loss to Orlando on Jan. 15 are the most in a game this season.
  • Has shot 17-for-53 (32.1%) with the score within five points in the last five minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime, the sixth-worst field goal percentage among 78 players who have taken at least 25 clutch shots. Has shot just 4-for-25 (16%) on clutch 3-point attempts, the third-worst mark among 25 players who have attempted at least 20. Has shot just 14-for-23 (61%) on clutch free throws, the second-worst mark among 35 players who have attempted at least 20.
  • Has taken 31.7% of his shots from 3-point range, the highest rate of his career and 6.3% of his 3-point attempts -- the lowest rate of his career -- have come from the corners.

Kawhi Leonard | F | LA Clippers

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Kawhi Leonard
  • Averaging career-high marks in points (27.2), rebounds (7.5) and assists (5.3) per game. Has recorded assists on 16.7% of his possessions, the highest rate of his career by a wide margin.
  • His effective field goal percentage of 51.5% is the lowest mark of his career.
  • Has taken 19.9% of his shots in the restricted area, down from 27.3% last season. Has taken 52% of his shots from between the restricted area and the 3-point line, the sixth-highest rate among 200 players with at least 300 total field goal attempts.
  • Has averaged 4.0 deflections per 36 minutes, tied for fifth-most among 189 players who have played at least 1,000 minutes.
  • Has shot 21-for-22 (95.5%) on clutch free throw attempts, the best mark among 35 players who have attempted at least 20.

Devin Booker | G | Phoenix Suns

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Devin Booker

Nikola Jokic | C | Denver Nuggets

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Nikola Jokic
  • Leads the league with 98.9 touches and 59.0 frontcourt touches per game, but ranks 54th in time of possession (3.9 minutes per game).
  • One of two players who have shot 50% or better (he's 37-for-74) on at least 50 clutch field goal attempts.
  • Has shot 60.3% on non-restricted-area shots in the paint, the best mark among 78 players who have attempted at least 100.
  • The Nuggets have averaged just 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes with him on the floor. That's the lowest on-court pace mark among 221 players who have averaged at least 20 minutes in 25 games or more.
  • Has taken just 3% of his 3-point attempts from the corners, the third-lowest rate among 221 players with at least 100 3-point attempts.

Damian Lillard | G | Portland Trail Blazers

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Damian Lillard

Editor's note: Lillard will miss 2020 All-Star Game due to groin injury.

Chris Paul | G | Oklahoma City Thunder

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Chris Paul

Domantas Sabonis | F-C | Indiana Pacers

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Domantas Sabonis

Ben Simmons | G-F | Philadelphia 76ers

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Ben Simmons

Jayson Tatum | F-G | Boston Celtics

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Jayson Tatum

Russell Westbrook | G | Houston Rockets

 
2020 All-Star Highlights | Russell Westbrook

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John Schuhmann is a senior stats analyst for NBA.com. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter.

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