The Most Surprising Stats From the Season So Far 

We’re just over a week into the season and already there is so much to take in, and so much that has defied expectations.

While nine days is clearly a small sample size, here are the most surprising stats around the league so far:

  • Steph Curry is averaging more rebounds per game (8.3) than Karl-Anthony Towns (7.8) and Joel Embiid (7.3). 
  • Ja Morant leads the league in scoring with 30.5 points per game. 

  • The Memphis Grizzlies have the league’s best offence (115.1) rating. They also have the league’s worst defense (117.1 rating). 
  • The Charlotte Hornets have the league’s second-best offence (114.8 rating). 
  • CJ McCollum leads the league in threes made per game (5). 

  • Damian Lillard is shooting 17.1 percent from three and averaging just 17.8 points per game (52nd). 
  • James Harden is averaging 16.6 points per game (61st).
  • Chris Duarte, who was drafted 13th overall by the Indiana Pacers, leads all rookies in scoring with 18.6 points per game. 
  • Harrison Barnes is top 10 in scoring (7th to precise), with averages of 26.8 PPG and 10.0 RPG on 51.5 percent three-point shooting. 

  • Miles Bridges is averaging 26.2 points per game, which is more than LeBron James, Luka Doncic and Devin Booker. 
  • The Knicks are taking (46) and making (17.5) more threes than any other team. 

  • The Houston Rockets are the third-best three-point shooting team (40.8 percent) despite being widely projected as one of the worst teams in the league. 
  • The Chicago Bulls are the last undefeated team in the East at 4-0.
  • The Lakers are playing at the second-fastest pace in the league despite having the NBA’s oldest roster by far. 

Here’s to a full season of surprises.