Notinhalloffame NBA Cup Standings Update (160)

Notinhalloffame NBA Cup Standings Update (160)
12 Jan
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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 160 Notinhalloffame Cup Points:

1. Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks, 160 Points:  38 Games, 34.2 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 8.7 APG, 1.7 SPG, 0.6 BPG, 31.5 PER, 7.5 WS.  (#2 on last ranking)

Doncic is back at #1, and for our money is still he front runner for the MVP.  The European star is currently leading the NBA in Points per Game (34.2) and Usage Percentage (38.6).

2. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets, 153 Points:  39 Games, 29.7 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 5.3 APG, 0.8 SPG, 1.5 BPG, 26.8 PER, 6.4 WS.  (#1 on last ranking)

The Nets were on fire, and Durant was posting his best numbers over the past three years.  K.D. is now on the injured list with an MCL injury, and will miss a month, that will cost him the MVP and of course, the NIHOF Cup.

3. Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics, 151 Points:  40 Games, 30.8 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 4.2 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.8 BPG, 24.9 PER, 5.9 WS.  (#3 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, while generating serious MVP consideration.

4. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, 148 Points:  30 Games, 31.0 PPG, 11.9 RPG, 5.3 APG, 0.8 SPG, 0.9 BPG, 27.1 PER, 4.5 WS. (#3 on last ranking)

Giannis moves up another spot 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.

5. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets, 145 Points:  38 Games, 24.9 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 9.7 APG, 1.4 SPG, 0.6 BPG, 32.0 PER, 8.3 WS.  (#5 on last ranking)

The “Joker” has been great lately, and we know someone wants to get that third Cup!  He is currently leading the NBA in PER 32.0, VORP (4.6), Box Plus/Minus (12.5) and Win Shares (8.3).

6. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder, 142 Points:  37 Games, 30.8 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 5.6 APG, 1.6 SPG, 1.1 BPG, 26.6 PER, 5.6 WS. (#6 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?

7. Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics, 137 Points:  40 Games, 27.2 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 3.2 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.5 BPG, 20.3 PER, 3.3 WS. (#8 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. Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies, 134 Points:  34 Games, 27.6 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 7.9 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.3 BPG, 24.2 PER, 3.8 WS. (#7 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.

9. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers, 127 Points:  29 Games, 33.6 PPG, 9.9 RPG, 4.4 APG, 1.1 SPG, 1.7 BPG, 30.9 PER, 5.2 WS.  (#9 on last ranking)

Embiid is currently second in Points per Game (behind Doncic), but is currently dealing with a foot injury.

10. Julius Randle, New York Knicks, 125 Points:  42 Games, 24.1 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 3.8 APG, 0.8 SPG, 0.4 BPG, 20.5 PER, 4.8 WS. (#10 on last ranking)

Randle makes his first appearance this year in the top ten, and currently has the same PPG (24.1), as his All-Star year two years ago (24.1).

Our next update will happen after the first player breaches 170 Cup Points.

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