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Random Stat: Slam Dunk Leaders

Q: Who dunks the most? -- chocolatedivatude123 and others

A: Short and sweet, and that's an easy one...

Most Dunks (05-06 season to 3/29)
Player
Team
FGM
FGA
FG%
 Howard ORL 185  208  .889 
 O'Neal MIA 173  183  .945 
 Marion PHO 168  181  .928 
 Anthony DEN 150  155  .968 
 Wade MIA 135  145  .931 
 Gasol MEM 116  127  .913 
 Iguodala PHI 114  126  .905 
 Curry NYK 112  127  .882 
 B.Wallace DET 111  131  .847 
 Jefferson NJN 105  127  .827 
 James CLE 99  103  .961 
 Martin DEN 92  97  .948 
 Garnett MIN 89  92  .967 
 Wallace CHA 79  86  .919 
 Gadzuric MIL 78  80  .975 
 Bosh TOR 76  80  .950 
 Mourning MIA 74  76  .974 
 Richardson GSW 71  78  .910 
 Dalembert PHI 69  72  .958 
 Carter NJN 68  74  .919 
 Webber PHI 67  73  .918 
 Childress ATL 64  65  .985 
 Hunter PHI 64  73  .877 
 Villanueva TOR 62  69  .899 
 J.Smith ATL 61  63  .968 
 Camby DEN 61  63  .968 
 Haywood WAS 60  61  .984 
 Kirilenko UTA 60  62  .968 
 Prince DET 60  64  .938 
 Magloire MIL 58  60  .967 
 Gooden CLE 58  64  .906 
 Abdur-Rahim SAC 57  62  .919 
 Swift HOU 57  68  .838 
 Duncan SAS 56  58  .966 
 Chandler CHI 55  59  .932 
 Ming HOU 55  62  .887 
 Battie ORL 54  59  .915 
 Brand LAC 52  55  .945 
 Przybilla POR 51  60  .850 
 Brown LAL 49  52  .942 
 Lewis SEA 48  50  .960 
 Mason NOK 48  53  .906 
 Bryant LAL 47  50  .940 
 Bogut MIL 46  48  .958 
 Pierce BOS 46  49  .939 
 Wilcox SEA 46  49  .939 
 Ilgauskas CLE 46  50  .920 
 O'Neal IND 45  48  .938 
 Butler WAS 44  44  1.000 
 Harrington ATL 44  45  .978 


Well it's safe to say that if Shaquille had played more he would be the easy leader, but spotting Dwight Howard an extra twenty games played has allowed Dwight to emerge as the NBA's #1 dunker.

Now that's going by sheer quantity, without "style points" considerations and there's several other fine players in the top five, including Marion (who gets a lot on Alley Oops as we pointed out here), Carmelo, and Wade.

Leaders in Dunk FG% (min 50 made)
.985 Childress
.984 Haywood
.975 Gadzuric
.974 Mourning
.968 Josh Smith

Worst dunkers in percentage (min 40 Att)
.788 Dampier
.800 Darius Miles
.810 Rasheed Wallace
.825 Petro
.827 Richard Jefferson

Highest Assisted % (min 40 made)
95% Haslem
93% Ilgauskas
92% Deng
91% Stevenson, Biendrins

Lowest Assisted % (min 40 made)
52% Pierce
53% Gerald Wallace
56% Vince Carter

Highest % getting dunks blocked (min 40 att)
11% Marvin Williams
9% Haslem
9% Krstic
8% Przybilla

Lowest % getting dunks blocked (min 40 att)
0% Marion (181 Att)
0% Anthony (155)
0% Garnett (92)
0% Bosh (80)
0% Jason Richardson (78)

Dunks per game
3.39 - Shaquille O'Neal
2.61 - Dwight Howard
2.40 - Marion
2.14 - Anthony
2.05 - Wade

Minutes per Dunk
Shaq -- a made dunk every 8.9 minutes!

Now another fun random stat suggestion we've had is who gets posterized the most and we'll look at that soon! For this piece though we also wanted to make a quick check of the biggest tippers in the NBA -- the Tip Shot kings...

Most Tip-Ins
Player
Team
FGM
FGA
Ast
 Ilgauskas CLE 52  96  .542 
 Chandler CHI 29  59  .492 
 Dampier DAL 27  51  .529 
 Bogut MIL 25  51  .490 
 Mihm LAL 22  39  .564 
 Gooden CLE 22  49  .449 
 Randolph POR 21  37  .568 
 Webber PHI 19  37  .514 
 Brezec CHA 19  38  .500 
 Haywood WAS 18  27  .667 
 Camby DEN 18  35  .514 
 B.Wallace DET 18  47  .383 
 Villanueva TOR 16  24  .667 
 Griffin MIN 16  26  .615 
 Duncan SAS 16  30  .533 
 Marion PHO 16  36  .444 
 Harrington ATL 15  21  .714 
 Foster IND 15  23  .652 
 Childress ATL 15  28  .536 
 Collison SEA 15  29  .517 
 Kirilenko UTA 15  33  .455 
 Pachulia ATL 15  36  .417 


Well, well, well. If we don't have a standout in this department -- Mr. Z Ilgauskas, who has almost twice the number of the next best player.

The reason this is so amusing is that we will also soon be running an article looking at whose missed shots lead to the highest rate of offensive rebounds and we have a hunch that there might be some interesting LeBron James stats for that!

The list is dominated by big men who like to hang out near the basket.

Highest Tip Shot FG% (min 20 Att)
.714 Al Harrington
.667 Haywood
.667 Villaneuva
.652 Foster
.636 Okur

Lowest Tip Shot FG% (min 20 Att)
.318 Foyle
.318 Kaman
.323 Gasol
.348 Najera

That's it for today, more fun soon!


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