Clippers regular season individual achievements

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At the conclusion of the regular season, here are some individual achievements for the members of this fantastic Clippers team.

We've already touched on the team level accomplishments of this season's Los Angeles Clippers. Let's go through some individual achievements for the members of the team. As before, if you have others, leave them in the comments and I'll add them to the post if I deem them worthy.

  • Chris Paul led the league with 2.41 steals per game. He was second in total steals, with Mike Conley of the Grizzlies getting five more steals in eight more games. It is the fifth time in the last six seasons that Paul has led the league in steals per game.
  • Paul was second in the league in assists per game and in total assists. Rajon Rondo is officially the leader in assists per game, despite the fact that he played in fewer than half the games. (The NBA's criterion for qualifying for the assist crown is 400 total assists and Rondo finished with 420; in contrast, the criterion for the rebounding crown is twice as high, 800 rebounds, a somewhat bizarre inconsistency.) Greivis Vasquez, who played in eight more games than Paul, finish with 26 more assists total.
  • Paul led the league in assist-to-turnover ratio with an outstanding 4.26 assists for every turnover.
  • DeAndre Jordan led the league in field goal percentage at .643. Among qualified players, it wasn't close, with Tyson Chandler second in the league at .578 though strangely it wasn't even the highest field goal percentage of DJ's career: he made .686 of his shots two years ago, but he didn't take enough shots to qualify that season. Among qualified seasons, this was the second highest field goal percentage since Artis Gilmore in 1982 and the seventh best in NBA history. Only Wilt Chamberlain and Gilmore have had higher shooting percentages from the field while making at least 300 field goals -- and both of those guys are in the Hall of Fame.
  • Though it's not an official statistic, Blake Griffin led the NBA in dunks with 202. Dwight Howard was second with 187 and Jordan was third with 179. That's more than four and a half dunks every game for Blake and DJ. No wonder Clipper games are so much fun.
  • Jamal Crawford led all NBA reserves in per minute scoring. Jamal was second in per game scoring among reserves, behind only J.R. Smith, but Smith played more than four minutes per game more than Jamal. Sadly, I doubt Jamal will win his second Sixth Man Award, which will no doubt go to Smith, in large part because of those extra minutes.
  • Crawford also set the single season record for three pointers made by a Clipper with 149.
  • Paul and Griffin were each voted to start for the Western Conference in the NBA All Star Game for the second year in a row.
  • Paul won the 2013 NBA All Star Game MVP, the first Clipper ever to be so honored. Randy Smith won an All Star Game MVP with the Buffalo Braves in the 70s.
  • This one's a little more obscure, but I can't help mentioning it: Eric Bledsoe led all NBA guards in per minute blocked shots, averaging 1.3 blocks per 36 minutes, an absolutely astounding number for a 6'1 point guard.
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