2013 NBA preseason stats
The 2013 Season is days away and we had the chance to see some preseason action . Preseason performances shouldn’t give reason to jump to conclusions, but they can certainly help identify potential rising talents and tweaked skill sets.
Whether it’s former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis displaying that his game is superstar-caliber, or former undrafted free agent Jeremy Lin showing he’s ready to lead one of the league’s most dynamic offenses, there are takeaways galore from the preseason action we’ve witnessed thus far.
Here is a list of the top 20 preseason performers. These NBA stats are relevant especially for those who followed the action
For the Rockets, In three contests, Lin has been efficient, hitting on 13 of his 21 field-goal attempts. The most impressive tape comes from the Rockets’ exhibition against the Indiana Pacers in Taiwan, where Lin showed range and a nifty floater that could prove to be deadly if it starts to fall with regularity.
For the New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis has filled up stat sheets in his first four preseason outings, posting point totals of 21, 25, 29 and 23 against the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks, respectively. With an improved mid-range stroke, Davis could quickly become one of the most feared nightly matchups in the league. He’s also looked as good as ever on defense, which was evident against the Magic when he racked up two steals and four blocks in 31 minutes of action.
Let’s not forget, the NBA season is a different story , so things might look quite changed.