NBA Leaders in Dunks, Layups, Tips, and Hooks

I made some modifications to my play-by-play (PBP) tracking code to compile stats on different shot types. Basically, every shot can be classified into the following categories: dunks, layups, tips, hooks, mid-range jumpers, and 3-pt shots. According to my calculations (insert mad scientist grin here), it appears that the shots Hoopdata counts as 0-3 ft from the basket most likely include the dunks, layups, and tips that I track in the PBP code. Hook shots are most likely being included in the 3-9 ft "bin". As per a discussion that started up in one of my posts last week, it seems to make more sense to include hook shots as being inside shots rather than mid-range ones. If we agree on that, then I can neatly categorize "inside" shots (dunks+layups+tips+hooks), mid-range shots (all non-inside 2-pt jumpers), and 3-pt shots using just my PBP code, without needing to utilize Hoopdata. The final article of my new scoring metric series (see inside ratings and mid-range ratings) is taking a bit longer, because I've been incorporating these changes. Expect it some time this weekend. Also, I should note that in the future this will enable me to create some new defensive statistics (for example, which teams or units or players got dunked on the most/least, etc.)

For now, I thought I would give you a peek into what the data look like. Here are the leaders in the various inside shot rates (among players with above average number of possessions):

Top 30 Dunkers (# dunk attempts per 100 possessions)

RANK

NAME

TEAM

FGA

FG%

1

DeAndre Jordan

LAC

4.45

90.23%

2

Dwight Howard

ORL

4.21

96.52%

3

Blake Griffin

LAC

4.04

88.38%

4

JaVale McGee

WAS

3.82

95.48%

5

Tyson Chandler

DAL

3.48

94.16%

6

Ryan Hollins

CLE

3.37

92.11%

7

Hakim Warrick

PHX

3.33

92.31%

8

Andrew Bynum

LAL

2.88

93.67%

9

Kenyon Martin

DEN

2.83

92.75%

10

LaMarcus Aldridge

POR

2.82

89.70%

11

Kris Humphries

NJN

2.77

95.19%

12

Nene Hilario

DEN

2.71

91.80%

13

Brendan Haywood

DAL

2.67

94.03%

14

Serge Ibaka

OKC

2.67

90.99%

15

Josh McRoberts

IND

2.47

94.87%

16

Brandon Bass

ORL

2.41

90.80%

17

J.J. Hickson

CLE

2.33

97.06%

18

Andre Iguodala

PHI

2.28

96.23%

19

Emeka Okafor

NOH

2.27

88.42%

20

Amare Stoudemire

NYK

2.26

92.91%

21

Amir Johnson

TOR

2.21

93.75%

22

Thaddeus Young

PHI

2.20

94.32%

23

Joakim Noah

CHI

2.19

89.23%

24

Kevin Durant

OKC

2.16

97.62%

25

Dwyane Wade

MIA

2.13

89.47%

26

Taj Gibson

CHI

2.12

89.55%

27

Ed Davis

TOR

2.09

87.50%

28

Roy Hibbert

IND

2.05

89.01%

29

Josh Smith

ATL

2.02

98.99%

30

Marcin Gortat

PHX

1.96

88.52%

Here are players who did not record a single dunk attempt last season:

The Never-Dunkers

NAME

TEAM

Shane Battier

HOU

Andre Miller

POR

Anthony Morrow

NJN

Kyle Lowry

HOU

Toney Douglas

NYK

Beno Udrih

SAC

Tony Parker

SAS

Richard Hamilton

DET

Sasha Vujacic

NJN

Mike Bibby

ATL

Daniel Gibson

CLE

D.J. Augustin

CHA

Chris Paul

NOH

Steve Nash

PHX

James Jones

MIA

Derek Fisher

LAL

Kirk Hinrich

WAS

DeShawn Stevenson

DAL

Jameer Nelson

ORL

Luke Ridnour

MIN

Jason Kidd

DAL

Chauncey Billups

DEN

Jose Calderon

TOR

Steve Blake

LAL

Keith Bogans

CHI

Jose Barea

DAL

J.J. Redick

ORL

Mario Chalmers

MIA

Eric Maynor

OKC

Gary Neal

SAS

Warriors Dunk Rates

NAME

FGA

FG%

Brandan Wright

1.80

100.00%

Dan Gadzuric

1.74

90.00%

David Lee

1.61

95.24%

Jeff Adrien

1.32

100.00%

Al Thornton

1.32

75.00%

Dorell Wright

1.20

94.67%

Louis Amundson

1.11

100.00%

Andris Biedrins

1.08

96.67%

Ekpe Udoh

0.95

89.47%

Rodney Carney

0.90

83.33%

Monta Ellis

0.66

95.24%

Vladimir Radmanovic

0.57

100.00%

Reggie Williams

0.47

100.00%

Stephen Curry

0.08

75.00%

Acie Law

0.00

0.00%

Charlie Bell

0.00

 

Jeremy Lin

0.00

 

Top 30 Layup Rates

RANK

NAME

TEAM

FGA

FG%

1

Leandro Barbosa

TOR

9.63

62.45%

2

Tony Parker

SAS

9.23

65.78%

3

Carmelo Anthony

DEN

8.80

50.97%

4

Russell Westbrook

OKC

8.43

57.11%

5

Derrick Rose

CHI

8.41

57.84%

6

Tony Allen

MEM

8.39

62.18%

7

Carlos Boozer

CHI

8.25

65.41%

8

Tyreke Evans

SAC

8.24

58.33%

9

Rodney Stuckey

DET

8.10

56.35%

10

Greg Monroe

DET

8.04

63.11%

11

Dwyane Wade

MIA

7.96

63.00%

12

Ramon Sessions

CLE

7.95

56.36%

13

DeJuan Blair

SAS

7.87

61.60%

14

Zach Randolph

MEM

7.83

63.50%

15

Will Bynum

DET

7.82

58.54%

16

Chuck Hayes

HOU

7.27

57.73%

17

Thaddeus Young

PHI

7.14

67.83%

18

Ty Lawson

DEN

7.11

63.46%

19

Andray Blatche

WAS

7.04

62.50%

20

Nene Hilario

DEN

7.01

64.13%

21

J.J. Hickson

CLE

6.70

51.88%

22

Devin Harris

NJN

6.69

53.27%

23

Jose Barea

DAL

6.65

62.02%

24

John Wall

WAS

6.56

56.66%

25

LeBron James

MIA

6.38

65.77%

26

Luis Scola

HOU

6.26

65.44%

27

Paul Millsap

UTA

6.22

68.09%

28

Eric Gordon

LAC

6.08

61.54%

29

Brandon Jennings

MIL

6.08

51.01%

30

Jerryd Bayless

TOR

6.07

54.55%

Bottom 10 Layup Rates

RANK

NAME

TEAM

FGA

FG%

228

James Jones

MIA

0.07

50.00%

227

Kyle Korver

CHI

0.53

56.25%

226

Steve Blake

LAL

0.55

43.75%

225

Channing Frye

PHX

0.67

69.70%

224

Anthony Parker

CLE

0.70

64.29%

223

Raja Bell

UTA

0.94

78.38%

222

Matt Bonner

SAS

0.95

65.38%

221

Jason Kidd

DAL

0.98

58.00%

220

Joel Anthony

MIA

1.00

55.56%

219

Mike Bibby

ATL

1.00

67.74%

Warriors Layup Rates

It's too bad Amundson has stone hands. Udoh is only slightly more efficient. And Dorell is surprisingly inefficient on layups. Hey, Mark Jackson. Hope you're planning a lot layup drills for these guys.

NAME

FGA

FG%

Acie Law

6.08

63.51%

Louis Amundson

5.76

46.15%

Monta Ellis

5.72

67.77%

David Lee

4.34

61.50%

Stephen Curry

3.72

61.41%

Reggie Williams

3.56

68.14%

Andris Biedrins

2.81

66.67%

Dorell Wright

2.63

54.27%

Ekpe Udoh

2.06

46.34%

Vladimir Radmanovic

1.98

66.67%

Brandan Wright

4.63

77.78%

Dan Gadzuric

3.83

50.00%

Jeff Adrien

6.35

45.83%

Al Thornton

3.14

84.21%

Rodney Carney

2.11

42.86%

Charlie Bell

0.93

33.33%

Jeremy Lin

5.73

58.06%

Top 25 Tip-In Rates

RANK

NAME

FGA

FG%

1

Marcus Camby

2.01

36.36%

2

Andrew Bogut

1.94

48.78%

3

Joakim Noah

1.89

55.36%

4

Zydrunas Ilgauskas

1.85

65.00%

5

Kris Humphries

1.55

37.93%

6

Jason Thompson

1.49

50.98%

7

Amir Johnson

1.43

61.29%

8

DeJuan Blair

1.38

43.48%

9

Kevin Love

1.37

58.33%

10

Samuel Dalembert

1.25

38.30%

11

Darko Milicic

1.24

52.38%

12

Zach Randolph

1.23

60.32%

13

Andris Biedrins

1.23

38.24%

14

Ryan Anderson

1.19

56.25%

15

Greg Monroe

1.18

62.50%

16

Andrew Bynum

1.17

46.88%

17

Al Jefferson

1.17

46.88%

18

DeAndre Jordan

1.13

54.55%

19

Spencer Hawes

1.04

38.24%

20

Pau Gasol

1.04

49.15%

21

Darrell Arthur

1.01

58.06%

22

Ben Wallace

1.00

59.09%

23

Tyson Chandler

0.99

48.72%

24

LaMarcus Aldridge

0.96

46.43%

25

Brook Lopez

0.94

34.00%

The percentages on tip-ins vary over a wide range. Here are the same 25 ordered by efficiency:

RANK

NAME

FGA

FG%

1

Zydrunas Ilgauskas

1.85

65.00%

2

Greg Monroe

1.18

62.50%

3

Amir Johnson

1.43

61.29%

4

Zach Randolph

1.23

60.32%

5

Ben Wallace

1.00

59.09%

6

Kevin Love

1.37

58.33%

7

Darrell Arthur

1.01

58.06%

8

Ryan Anderson

1.19

56.25%

9

Joakim Noah

1.89

55.36%

10

DeAndre Jordan

1.13

54.55%

11

Darko Milicic

1.24

52.38%

12

Jason Thompson

1.49

50.98%

13

Pau Gasol

1.04

49.15%

14

Andrew Bogut

1.94

48.78%

15

Tyson Chandler

0.99

48.72%

16

Andrew Bynum

1.17

46.88%

17

Al Jefferson

1.17

46.88%

18

LaMarcus Aldridge

0.96

46.43%

19

DeJuan Blair

1.38

43.48%

20

Samuel Dalembert

1.25

38.30%

21

Andris Biedrins

1.23

38.24%

22

Spencer Hawes

1.04

38.24%

23

Kris Humphries

1.55

37.93%

24

Marcus Camby

2.01

36.36%

25

Brook Lopez

0.94

34.00%

Warriors Tip-Ins

NAME

FGA

FG%

Dan Gadzuric

2.26

30.77%

Louis Amundson

1.77

54.17%

Jeff Adrien

1.32

60.00%

Andris Biedrins

1.23

38.24%

David Lee

0.85

54.55%

Ekpe Udoh

0.75

20.00%

Vladimir Radmanovic

0.71

31.25%

Dorell Wright

0.27

58.82%

Brandan Wright

0.26

0.00%

Reggie Williams

0.19

33.33%

Jeremy Lin

0.18

0.00%

Monta Ellis

0.09

16.67%

Stephen Curry

0.04

0.00%

Acie Law

0.00

0.00%

Al Thornton

0.00

0.00%

Rodney Carney

0.00

0.00%

Charlie Bell

0.00

0.00%

Finally, we have hook shots. Mostly big men on this list, too.

Top 25 Hook Shot Rates

RANK

NAME

FGA

FG%

1

Andrew Bogut

7.93

44.78%

2

Darko Milicic

6.93

45.30%

3

Roy Hibbert

6.16

54.21%

4

Dwight Howard

4.78

49.43%

5

Brook Lopez

4.18

51.35%

6

Andris Biedrins

3.28

43.96%

7

Luis Scola

3.17

50.99%

8

LaMarcus Aldridge

2.98

46.55%

9

Andrew Bynum

2.96

43.21%

10

Pau Gasol

2.79

50.63%

11

Jordan Hill

2.72

45.76%

12

Marc Gasol

2.21

49.53%

13

Spencer Hawes

2.18

59.15%

14

Shawn Marion

2.14

53.85%

15

Blake Griffin

2.08

55.65%

16

Charlie Villanueva

2.06

43.75%

17

Al Horford

2.02

51.49%

18

Boris Diaw

1.84

61.05%

19

Josh Smith

1.82

47.19%

20

David Lee

1.77

43.48%

21

Kevin Love

1.70

58.43%

22

Tayshaun Prince

1.65

48.68%

23

DeMarcus Cousins

1.61

45.21%

24

Jeff Green

1.59

45.45%

25

Antawn Jamison

1.50

59.26%

And sorting those by FG%:

RANK

NAME

FGA

FG%

1

Boris Diaw

1.84

61.05%

2

Antawn Jamison

1.50

59.26%

3

Spencer Hawes

2.18

59.15%

4

Kevin Love

1.70

58.43%

5

Blake Griffin

2.08

55.65%

6

Roy Hibbert

6.16

54.21%

7

Shawn Marion

2.14

53.85%

8

Al Horford

2.02

51.49%

9

Brook Lopez

4.18

51.35%

10

Luis Scola

3.17

50.99%

11

Pau Gasol

2.79

50.63%

12

Marc Gasol

2.21

49.53%

13

Dwight Howard

4.78

49.43%

14

Tayshaun Prince

1.65

48.68%

15

Josh Smith

1.82

47.19%

16

LaMarcus Aldridge

2.98

46.55%

17

Jordan Hill

2.72

45.76%

18

Jeff Green

1.59

45.45%

19

Darko Milicic

6.93

45.30%

20

DeMarcus Cousins

1.61

45.21%

21

Andrew Bogut

7.93

44.78%

22

Andris Biedrins

3.28

43.96%

23

Charlie Villanueva

2.06

43.75%

24

David Lee

1.77

43.48%

25

Andrew Bynum

2.96

43.21%

Finally, here are the Warriors.

Warriors Hook Shots

Gadz should not take any hook shots!

NAME

FGA

FG%

Andris Biedrins

3.28

43.96%

Brandan Wright

2.31

55.56%

Ekpe Udoh

2.06

51.22%

David Lee

1.77

43.48%

Dan Gadzuric

1.39

0.00%

Jeff Adrien

1.32

40.00%

Louis Amundson

0.74

30.00%

Al Thornton

0.50

100.00%

Dorell Wright

0.35

54.55%

Vladimir Radmanovic

0.31

42.86%

Monta Ellis

0.20

53.85%

Rodney Carney

0.15

100.00%

Reggie Williams

0.13

25.00%

Stephen Curry

0.04

100.00%

Acie Law

0.00

0.00%

Jeremy Lin

0.00

0.00%

Charlie Bell

0.00

0.00%

 

 

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