30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: Cleveland Cavaliers
30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: Cleveland Cavaliers

This article is part of our 30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts series.

With the NBA on hiatus for at least 30 days, I'll be coping by posting an article every day with 30 random/interesting facts from each of the 30 teams. Hopefully, the season will resume when I hit publish on the Wizards' article.

Day six:

Cleveland Cavaliers

  1. Collin Sexton's assist-to-usage ratio (0.53) is in the second percentile for point guards.
  2. Opposing teams score 8.1 more points per 100 halfcourt plays with Collin Sexton on the court – a difference that ranks in the fourth percentile. Kevin Love is in the eighth percentile at 6.6 more points.
  3. Since the All-Star break, Collin Sexton is the 41st-ranked player on a per-game basis in eight-category fantasy leagues.
  4. Kevin Love and Darius Garland have combined for just 126 made field goals at the rim.
  5. Kevin Love's offensive rebounding rate has decreased for three straight seasons. In 2016-17, he grabbed 7.9% of available offensive boards off field goals – in the 52nd percentile for bigs. This season, he's down to 3.0%, which is in the 10th percentile. However, his 28.5% defensive rebounding rate off field goals is in the 98th percentile.
  6. Darius Garland's 16.5% turnover rate is in the 10th percentile for combo guards.
  7. Darius Garland has just 84 defensive rebounds this season.
  8. Darius Garland is owned in only 15% of ESPN fantasy leagues.
  9. Larry Nance's 0.85 assist-to-usage ratio ranks in the 89th percentile for bigs.
  10. Since the All-Star break, Larry Nance is the 69th-ranked fantasy player on a per-game basis in eight-category leagues.
  11. Larry Nance has only four and-ones this season.
  12. Of all Cavaliers players that have seen at least 1,000 minutes, Larry Nance has the highest net rating (+6.0). When Nance is on the court, the Cavs average 13.6 more points per 100 transition plays – a difference that ranks in the 88th percentile.
  13. Kevin Porter's 17.7% turnover rate ranks in the fourth percentile for wing players.
  14. Of all Cavaliers players that have seen 1,000-plus minutes, Kevin Porter has the worst net rating (-6.2).
  15. Matthew Dellavedova is in the sub-10th percentile in both points per 100 shot attempts (89.7) and turnover percentage (18.2) for combo guards.
  16. Opposing teams score 6.8 fewer points per 100 halfcourt possessions with Matthew Dellavedova on the court – a difference that ranks in the 90th percentile. He also ranks in the 89th percentile for transition defense, allowing teams to score 14.2 fewer points per 100 transition plays.
  17. Of all Cavaliers lineups that have seen 100-plus possessions together, the best has a +11.0 net rating. It contains Collin Sexton, Matthew Dellavedova, Cedi Osman, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson. The worst lineup is -34.5 and replaces Matthew Dellavedova with Darius Garland and Tristan Thompson with Andre Drummond.
  18. Cleveland has only played only 14 true small-ball possessions – no Kevin Love, Andre Drummond, Tristan Thompson, Ante Zizic, John Henson, Larry Nance Jr – for a -90.5 net rating.
  19. There is a 23-possession sample with both Tristan Thompson and Andre Drummond on the court. It's -114.3 points per 100 possessions.
  20. Cleveland has the worst net rating (-7.1) at home against bottom-10 point differential teams. Cleveland also has the third-worst spread differential (-5.7) in that scenario.
  21. The Cavs also have the worst net rating (-21.9) on the road against top-10 point differential teams, plus the second-worst spread differential (-7.3).
  22. In addition, the Cavs have the worst net rating (-11.0) against teams that are on the second night of a back-to-back, plus the second-worst spread differential (-8.3).
  23. Since the All-Star break, the Cavaliers have the second-best spread differential (+4.8) in the NBA.
  24. Cleveland has the fourth-highest rate of short mid-range shot attempts (21.5%). They have the fifth-best accuracy (43.2%)
  25. The Cavaliers have the fourth-best corner three accuracy (41.1%) in the NBA.
  26. Cleveland's 60.5% accuracy at the rim is the third-worst in the league.
  27. Cleveland has the fourth-worst defensive shot profile in the league (54.0% Location eFG%).
  28. Scoring only 117.7 points per 100 transition plays, Cleveland's efficiency on the break is the fifth worst.
  29. Cleveland allows 99.7 points per 100 halfcourt plays – the second worst.
  30. Allowing 131.8 points per 100 transition plays, Cleveland's defensive efficiency on the break is the second worst.

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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