A quiet look at some triple-doubles

Seeing as how there’s not a lot happening NBA-wise right now, here’s a bunch of numbers I put together a while back analysing all the triple-doubles in the NBA last season:

PG – Date [PRA] SG – Date [PRA] SF – Date [PRA] PF – Date [PRA] C – Date [PRA]
Jason Kidd – 10/4 [34], 26/2 [52] LeBron James – 16/3 [53], 18/2 [71], 23/12 [60], 28/10 [46] Dirk Nowitzki – 29/3 [54] David Lee – 2/4 [67]
Rajon Rondo – 24/3 [37], 10/1 [45] Josh Smith – 5/2 [42]
Rafer Alston – 13/11 [37] Terrence Williams* – 9/4 [50]
Gilbert Arenas – 12/12 [43] Trevor Ariza – 14/4 [46]
Steve Blake – 14/4 [44]
Darren Collison* – 19/2 [43]
Stephen Curry* – 10/2 [59]
Baron Davis – 12/1 [51]
Tyreke Evans* – 10/3 [39]
Chris Paul – 29/12 [37]
Beno Udrih – 28/3 [43]
Russell Westbrook – 21/2 [46]

*Rookie

Month Player [Date]
April Steve Blake [14], Trevor Ariza [14], Jason Kidd [10], Terrence Williams* [9], David Lee [2]
March Dirk Nowitzki [29], Beno Udrih [28], Rajon Rondo [24], LeBron James [16], Tyreke Evans [10]
February Jason Kidd [26], Russell Westbrook [21], Darren Collison* [19], LeBron James [18], Stephen Curry* [10], Josh Smith [5]
January Baron Davis [12], Rajon Rondo [10]
December Chris Paul [29], LeBron James [23], Gilbert Arenas [12]
November Rafer Alston [13]
October LeBron James [28]
PRA Player [PRA]
70s LeBron James [71]
60s David Lee [67], LeBron James [60]
50s Stephen Curry* [59], Dirk Nowitzki [54], LeBron James [53], Jason Kidd [52], Baron Davis [51], Terrence Williams* [50]
40s LeBron James [46], Russell Westbrook [46], Trevor Ariza [46], Rajon Rondo [45], Steve Blake [44], Gilbert Arenas [43], Darren Collison* [43], Beno Udrih [43], Josh Smith [42]
30s Tyreke Evans* [39], Chris Paul [37], Rafer Alston [37], Rajon Rondo [37], Jason Kidd [34]

Some things:

– There were 23 triple-doubles by 18 different players in the NBA last season, 12 of these players were point guards, 5 were forwards and 1 was a center;

– 3 players had multiple triple doubles (LeBron James with 4, Jason Kidd and Rajon Rondo with 2);

– 2 players who had a triple-doubles were suspended for the season (Rafer Alston and Gilbert Arenas);

– 4 rookies (Stephen Curry, Darren Collison, Tyreke Evans and Terrence Williams) had a triple-double;

– There was 1 triple-double in October, 1 in November, 3 in December, 2 in January, 6 in February, 5 in March and 5 in April;

– In terms of total PRA (points, rebounds, assists), LeBron James had the season’s highest triple-double with 71, whereas Jason Kidd had the lowest at 34. 5 triple-doubles were in the 30s, 9 in the 40s, 6 in the 50s, 2 in the 60s and 1 in the 70s;

– 5 sets of team-mates had triple-doubles – Dallas’ Jason Kidd and Dirk Nowitzki, Sacramento’s Tyreke Evans and Beno Udrih, New Orleans’ Chris Paul and Darren Collison, New Jersey’s Terrence Williams and Rafer Alston and the Los Angeles Clippers’ Baron Davis and Steve Blake.

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