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NBA 2021-22 team stats

In this article, check out the team stats for NBA 2021-22. We have covered both the offensive and defensive leaders.

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Last updated: 26.06.2022
NBA 2021-22 team stats

Offense Leaders

The Dallas Mavericks have taken a turn after a few slumping years once Dirk Nowitzki left. Drafting Luka Doncic and trading for Kristaps Porzingis certainly help. Overall Dallas is tops in offensive rating, and by a few points as well. They have been tremendous with taking care of the ball, as well as creating shots for others. The Mavericks have moved to the three-ball era, although to be fair this organization has always been a high flying offense. Overall they are averaging over 15 threes made a game, and hitting them at a high rate as well. As far as the most efficient offense goes so far.

Houston remains one of the more interesting projects in basketball, as Daryl Morey continues to try and be ahead of the curve. Their layup and three-point heavy approach went one step further, as they traded their only true center, Clint Capela. They added a three-and-d guy with Robert Covington. This fits right into what they are trying to do. This is also the first season with Russell Westbrook, and overall they have had their ups and downs, but are still one of the fastest playing teams in the game and are scoring at will. The one thing that is down from prior years is the assists.

Both Los Angeles teams are playing at a high rate, and both rank inside the top five in offensive efficiency. They are both producing at a high rate from in close, and do not take as many threes as the rest of the league. Both are balanced offenses and we see more bigs on both sides who do play well. The efficiency of both sides has been high as they both rank in the top half in true shooting percentage. The Lakers are a bit more involved in ball movement, and that comes from LeBron James at the helm where he has been a playmaking god this season.

The Milwaukee Bucks have one of the ore dominant offenses in basketball right now. Their superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is coming off an MVP season and has taken his numbers to another level. Overall they rank inside the top ten in offensive efficiency but are a top-three team in points per game. They are excellent on the glass and are also one of the top field goal percentage teams as they often get a ton of good looks within their games.

 

Points Per Game


1.

Minnesota Timberwolves

115.9

2.

Memphis Grizzlies

115.6

3.

Milwaukee Bucks

115.5

4.

Charlotte Hornets

115.3

5.

Phoenix Suns

114.8

6.

Atlanta Hawks

113.9

7.

Utah Jazz

113.6

8.

San Antonio Spurs

113.2

9.

Brooklyn Nets

112.9

10.

Denver Nuggets

112.7

 

Assists Per Game


1.

Charlotte Hornets

28.1

2.

San Antonio Spurs

27.9

3.

Denver Nuggets

27.8

4.

Phoenix Suns

27.4

5.

Golden State Warriors

27.1

6.

Memphis Grizzlies

26

7.

Minnesota Timberwolves

25.7

8.

Miami Heat

25.5

9.

Indiana Pacers

25.4

10.

Brooklyn Nets

25.2


Offensive Rating


1.

Brooklyn Nets

95

2.

Milwaukee Bucks

94

3.

Golden State Warriors

93

4.

Denver Nuggets

92

5.

Phoenix Suns

91

6.

Utah Jazz

90

7.

Atlanta Hawks

89

8.

Portland Trail Blazers

87

9.

Dallas Mavericks

86

10.

Los Angeles Clippers

86

 

Defense Leaders

 

No surprise to see the Bucks at the top of the defensive rankings, and more importantly defensive rating by a wide margin. For one their starting lineup length is extremely long. This helps them as they are creating a ton of steals and blocked shots. Overall they are also limiting field goal percentage against them as well. The Bucks are an excellent group of players who bring it on both sides. This is why they have the best record in the NBA and are on par with some of the game’s best teams when it comes to their average margin of victory.

Despite losing Kawhi Leonard in the offseason, the Toronto Raptors remain one of the top defensive teams in the game. That has been the case for the past few years now. Overall the Raptors are a team that produces a lot of turnovers, mainly through blocks as well. They are also a team that cleans up on the glass, which is always a big plus for defenses not giving up second-chance points. Also, good luck shooting against Toronto, they are a very stingy defense against shooters, especially those shooting from beyond the arc.

No surprise to see the Clippers and Lakers at the top of the defensive charts. Adding Kawhi Leonard and Paul George brings over two of the top wing defenders in the game. Patrick Beverley is also a pesky guard defender as well. Doc Rivers at the helm has always had top-notch defenses wherever he has coached. The Lakers have a reigning defensive player of the year player in Anthony Davis, but also some length that makes it tougher for teams to shoot over them. Both teams are cruising this season, and while offense tends to catch the eyes of the public, both of their defenses have been fantastic.

The Celtics have had strong defenses over the last few seasons, which is a specialty of Brad Stevens. They are a pesky defense that works very hard and have key defenders like Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown to help check down some of the best in the game. Overall this is a team that works more as a unit and relies upon each other. The Celtics are top five in defensive rating and are continuing to play at a high rate. They are one of the top teams in points allowed and are also one of the teams in the game at blocking shots, which might come at a bit of a surprise.

A couple of Eastern Conference teams, Orlando and Indiana have strong defensive numbers. Indiana is a decent offensive team, but Orlando solely relies upon their defense to pick up wins. They do not have a great offense and it shows. Overall they are top ten in defensive efficiency, and they also slow down the pace. They play a bit more like the teams of decades before where things are slowed down and games are a grind for opponents. Both of these teams are also not playing on the smaller side either with traditional big man centers, and bigger wings and guards than some of the average teams.

Blocks Per Game


1.

Memphis Grizzlies

6.5

2.

Boston Celtics

5.8

3.

Minnesota Timberwolves

5.6

4.

Indiana Pacers

5.6

5.

Brooklyn Nets

5.5

6.

Philadelphia 76ers

5.3

7.

Los Angeles Lakers

5.2

8.

Los Angeles Clippers

5

9.

Washington Wizards

5

10.

San Antonio Spurs

4.9

 

Steals


1.

Memphis Grizzlies

800

2.

Toronto Raptors

738

3.

Minnesota Timberwolves

721

4.

Golden State Warriors

719

5.

Charlotte Hornets

707

6.

Phoenix Suns

702

7.

New Orleans Pelicans

680

8.

Portland Trail Blazers

657

9.

Philadelphia 76ers

632

10.

Detroit Pistons

630

 

Steals Per Game


1.

Memphis Grizzlies

9.8

2.

Toronto Raptors

9

3.

Minnesota Timberwolves

8.8

4.

Golden State Warriors

8.8

5.

Charlotte Hornets

8.6

6.

Phoenix Suns

8.6

7.

New Orleans Pelicans

8.3

8.

Portland Trail Blazers

8

9.

Philadelphia 76ers

7.7

10.

Detroit Pistons

7.7

 

Shooting Leaders

Field Goal Percentage


1.

Phoenix Suns

48.5

2.

Denver Nuggets

48.2

3.

Chicago Bulls

48

4.

Brooklyn Nets

47.6

5.

Washington Wizards

47.2

6.

Utah Jazz

47.1

7.

Atlanta Hawks

47

8.

Cleveland Cavaliers

46.9

9.

Golden State Warriors

46.9

10.

Los Angeles Lakers

46.9

 

True Shooting Percentage


1.

Denver Nuggets

59

2.

Utah Jazz

58.9

3.

Miami Heat

58.4

4.

Golden State Warriors

58.2

5.

Atlanta Hawks

58.1

6.

Phoenix Suns

58.1

7.

Milwaukee Bucks

58

8.

Boston Celtics

57.9

9.

Chicago Bulls

57.9

10.

Philadelphia 76ers

57.8

 

Free Throws Percentage


1.

Philadelphia 76ers

82.1

2.

Boston Celtics

81.6

3.

Chicago Bulls

81.3

4.

Atlanta Hawks

81.2

5.

Miami Heat

80.8

6.

Brooklyn Nets

80.5

7.

Phoenix Suns

79.7

8.

Denver Nuggets

79.6

9.

Los Angeles Clippers

79.3

10.

New Orleans Pelicans

78.9

 

3 Point Leaders

Three Point Made


1.

Minnesota Timberwolves

1,211

2.

Utah Jazz

1,192

3.

Golden State Warriors

1,176

4.

Milwaukee Bucks

1,153

5.

Charlotte Hornets

1,143

6.

Miami Heat

1,114

7.

Houston Rockets

1,105

8.

Boston Celtics

1,085

9.

New York Knicks

1,082

10.

Dallas Mavericks

1,073

 

Three Point Attempts


1.

Minnesota Timberwolves

3,386

2.

Utah Jazz

3,308

3.

Golden State Warriors

3,231

4.

Houston Rockets

3,169

5.

Milwaukee Bucks

3,153

6.

Charlotte Hornets

3,128

7.

Oklahoma City Thunder

3,066

8.

Dallas Mavericks

3,063

9.

Boston Celtics

3,044

10.

New York Knicks

3,029

 

Three Point Percentage


1.

Miami Heat

37.9

2.

Atlanta Hawks

37.4

3.

Los Angeles Clippers

37.4

4.

Chicago Bulls

36.9

5.

Milwaukee Bucks

36.6

6.

Charlotte Hornets

36.5

7.

Golden State Warriors

36.4

8.

Phoenix Suns

36.4

9.

Philadelphia 76ers

36.3

10.

Brooklyn Nets

36.2

 

Passing Leaders

Total Assists


1.

Charlotte Hornets

2,302

2.

San Antonio Spurs

2,288

3.

Denver Nuggets

2,280

4.

Phoenix Suns

2,244

5.

Golden State Warriors

2,223

6.

Memphis Grizzlies

2,131

7.

Minnesota Timberwolves

2,106

8.

Miami Heat

2,090

9.

Indiana Pacers

2,081

10.

Brooklyn Nets

2,065

 

Assists Per Game


1.

Charlotte Hornets

28.1

2.

San Antonio Spurs

27.9

3.

Denver Nuggets

27.8

4.

Phoenix Suns

27.4

5.

Golden State Warriors

27.1

6.

Memphis Grizzlies

26

7.

Minnesota Timberwolves

25.7

8.

Miami Heat

25.5

9.

Indiana Pacers

25.4

10.

Brooklyn Nets

25.2

 

Assists to Turnovers


1.

Memphis Grizzlies

7.8

2.

Toronto Raptors

7.7

3.

Phoenix Suns

6.9

4.

Charlotte Hornets

6.8

5.

Philadelphia 76ers

6.5

6.

Atlanta Hawks

6.4

7.

Minnesota Timberwolves

6.4

8.

New Orleans Pelicans

6.2

9.

San Antonio Spurs

6.2

10.

Golden State Warriors

6.1

 

Rebounding Leaders

Total Rebounds

1.

Memphis Grizzlies

4,032

2.

Milwaukee Bucks

3,833

3.

Utah Jazz

3,800

4.

New York Knicks

3,782

5.

Boston Celtics

3,777

6.

Oklahoma City Thunder

3,741

7.

Golden State Warriors

3,730

8.

Toronto Raptors

3,717

9.

San Antonio Spurs

3,715

10.

Phoenix Suns

3,714

 

Offensive Rebounds


1.

Memphis Grizzlies

1,159

2.

Toronto Raptors

1,096

3.

New Orleans Pelicans

981

4.

New York Knicks

942

5.

Indiana Pacers

925

6.

Minnesota Timberwolves

921

7.

San Antonio Spurs

901

8.

Detroit Pistons

900

9.

Charlotte Hornets

888

10.

Utah Jazz

884

 

Defensive Rebounds


1.

Milwaukee Bucks

2,992

2.

Golden State Warriors

2,930

3.

Utah Jazz

2,916

4.

Boston Celtics

2,914

5.

Phoenix Suns

2,913

6.

Oklahoma City Thunder

2,887

7.

Orlando Magic

2,885

8.

Memphis Grizzlies

2,873

9.

Denver Nuggets

2,866

10.

Los Angeles Clippers

2,860

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