TODAY’S SPORTSTAT– Knicks’ Porzingis takes his game to another level

By JERRY TAPP

If you take a look at the list of NBA players who are averaging 20 or more points this season, you will see a lot of familiar names. In fact, of the 25 players averaging 20 or more points per game (ppg) this year through games of November 28, 21 finished last season with a points-per-game average of 20 or more.

The four players who did not average 20 or more points per game last season but are averaging 20 at this point this season are Kristaps Porzingis (27.0 this year/18.1 last season), Victor Oladipo (23.0/15.9), LaMarcus Aldridge (22.2/17.3) and D’Angelo Russell (20.9/15.6). Of the 25 players who are averaging 20 ppg this year, Porzingis has the biggest jump… 8.9 ppg from last season to this year.

Of the 25 averaging 20 ppg this year, Russell Westbrook has the biggest drop, 10 points over last season… he is at 21.6 ppg this year and finished last season at 31.6.

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