Notinhalloffame NBA Cup Standings Update (130)

Notinhalloffame NBA Cup Standings Update (130)
29 Dec
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If you are a regular visitor at, you know that we created the Notinhalloffame NBA Cup, where in every regular season game, we award points (5-4-3-2-1) to the top five performers.  This is the third year that we have done this, and Denver’s Nikola Jokic won the first two.

To keep everyone regularly in the loop this time, we have decided to give regular updates, starting at when the first player cracked 100 Points, and tell all of you the top ten.  We will this going forward with every update as the first player breaches the elevated ten-point threshold afterward.

Here is the current top ten, based on the first player to breach 130 Notinhalloffame Cup Points:

1. Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks, 134 Points:  32 Games, 33.6 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 8.8 APG, 1.7 SPG, 0.6 BPG, 31.5 PER, 6.5 WS.  (#1 on last ranking)

Doncic pulled back as the lone top man in Cup Points, and for our money, he is the current favorite for the MVP.  At present, he is leading the NBA in VORP (3.9), and is second in Points, fourth in Assists, and sixth in Steals per Game.

2. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets, 133 Points:  34 Games, 29.9 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 5.4 APG, 0.8 SPG, 1.5 BPG, 26.8 PER, 5.5 WS.  (#1 on last ranking)

The Nets are on fire, and whether are winning or losing, Durant always shines.

3. Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics, 125 Points:  33 Games, 31.1 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 4.1 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.9 BPG, 25.5 PER, 5.2 WS.  (#4 on last ranking)

Tatum continues to get better which should scare the hell out of anybody cheering against the Celtics.  He has never finished a season averaging over 30 Points per Game, and Tatum is over that now.

3. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder, 123 Points:  31 Games, 31.5 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 5.8 APG, 1.7 SPG, 1.1 BPG, 27.4 PER, 5.0 WS.  (#3 on last ranking)

Gilgeous-Alexander is going to be an All-Star this year, and is shattering last year’s averages, which were already good.  How great will this Canadian be?

5.  Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, 122 Points:  29 Games, 31.7 PPG, 11.6 RPG, 5.2 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.9 BPG, 28.1 PER, 3.9 WS. (#5 on last ranking)

Giannis is back where he belongs in the top five and the two-time MVP’s Bucks look ready to win it all.  He is in the top five in Rebounds and Points per Game.

6. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets, 116 Points:  31 Games, 25.7 PPG, 10.8 RPG, 9.4 APG, 1.5 SPG, 0.6 BPG, 32.3 PER, 6.6 WS.  (#6 on last ranking)

The “Joker” is on fire lately, and we know someone wants to get that third Cup!  He is currently leading the NBA in PER 32.3, Box Plus/Minus (12.2) and Win Shares (6.6).

7. Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics, 115 Points:  33 Games, 27.0 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 3.4 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.5 BPG, 20.2 PER, 2.9 WS. (#7 on last ranking)

Brown’s appearance here gives Boston the only team to have two players in the top ten, and he currently has the highest traditional numbers of his career.  

8. Joel Embiid, Phila, 109 Points:  25 Games, 33.7 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 4.3 APG, 1.3 SPG, 1.6 BPG, 30.6 PER, 4.6 WS.  (Not on last ranking)

Embiid makes his 2022/23 top ten debut, and is currently leading the NBA in Points per Game, which is currently higher than last year’s league lead.

9.  Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies, 108 Points:  28 Games, 27.1 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 7.8 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 23.3 PER, 2.8 WS. (#10 on last ranking)

Morant is the face of the Grizzles, and he is posting similar numbers from last year, when he took Memphis to the next level.

10. Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors, 102 Points:  26 Games, 30.0 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 6.8 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.3 BPG, 26.7 PER, 4.1 WS. (#7 on last ranking)

Curry is now out with an injury, and just hung on to a top ten spot.  He will be off by the next update.

Donovan Mitchell of the Cleveland Cavaliers fell off the top ten.

Our next update will happen after the first player breaches 140 Cup Points.

d Cavaliers fell off the top ten.

Our next update will happen after the first player breaches 140 Cup Points.

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