LA Clippers 2018-19: The Numbers in Review

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It’s been a wild ride this year. Let’s dive back into the numbers behind what made 2018-19 one of the most memorable LA Clippers seasons ever.

Well, the season is finally over. It’s been one for the annals of Clipper history; we fans will forever remember cheering for the 2018-19 LA Clippers.

With that in mind, I want to do a bit of a deep dive into the numbers of this LAC season. The raw stats, the advanced analytics, everything. Not every number is good; there’s a reason the Clips were consistently underrated all season. “They can’t do this, and they can’t do that.” But the team proved there was one thing they could keep doing: win games.

At the end, I’ll look at the statistical development of our rookies. Here, I’ll focus on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Landry Shamet. Jerome Robinson, who showed flashes with his play, only played more than 100 minutes in one month. At that sample size, basically all statistics are too noisy to be meaningful.

These numbers obviously won’t tell the whole story. No statistic can encapsulate how much fun it was to watch Lou Williams lead the best bench scoring attack in NBA history (no, seriously! We’ll get there). There aren’t good metrics for how Montrezl Harrell gave 150% effort on every single play.

But that’s not the point of these statistics. I don’t want to convince you all that it was fun to watch this team; we all know that. What I want to do is quantify that fun. I want to talk about how this team was successful in addition to being fun. Like I said, not every stat will be good (spoiler alert, we struggled hard with interior defense). But they’ll all help tell the story of this team.