No Pistons do anything well, not that it necessarily matters

Thanks to Glenn Metzger for providing the idea of this post.

Among team leaders in every major statistical category, the Pistons’ leader ranks at or near the bottom (the NBA has 30 teams):

How much does this matter? Not all that much, it appears. The correlation between a leader in a given stat and winning percentage is statistically significant for only points per game. (I’m not getting into causation.)

I’ve put this data into graphs. Here’s how to read each of them

  • Upper right: above-average leader in given category, above-average winning percentage
  • Lower right: above-average leader in given category, below-average winning percentage
  • Upper left: below-average leader in given category, above-average winning percentage
  • Lower left: below-average leader in given category, below-average winning percentage

You can mouse over a logo to see which player represents each team.

Points per game


PPG

Rebounds per game


RPG

Assists per game

APG
APG

Steals per game


SPG

Blocks per game


BPG

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