NBA History: Box Score Stuffers

Memphis Grizzlies forward James Johnson has provided a huge boost in his short time with the team. Since being signed for the league minimum salary in December Johnson has displayed why he was a first round pick five years ago. Combining offense and defense he has been worth +7 points/100 possessions to coach Dave Joerger.

He is playing 23 minutes per night so he benefits from a little more rest than his top opponents but his pound-for-pound production has been off the charts.  Here are Johnson’s numbers per 36 minutes played:

13 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2.2 steals, 2.6 blocks  

Remarkably no player in NBA history has averaged 2 steals, 2 blocks and 4 assists/36 minutes in a full season.  Lowering the threshold to 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals plus 4 assists and 5 rebounds/36 here is the complete list of Box Score Stuffers:

Totals

Per 36 Minutes

Player

Season

Tm

G

MP

AST

STL

BLK

TRB

James Johnson

2013-14

MEM

19

435

4.8

2.2

2.6

7.2

Josh Smith

2009-10

ATL

81

2871

4.3

1.6

2.2

8.8

Kevin Garnett

1998-99

MIN

47

1780

4.1

1.6

1.7

9.9

Chris Webber

1996-97

WSB

72

2806

4.2

1.6

1.8

9.5

Oliver Miller

1993-94

PHO

69

1786

4.9

1.7

3.1

9.6

David Robinson*

1993-94

SAS

80

3241

4.2

1.5

2.9

9.5

Lionel Simmons

1991-92

SAC

78

2895

4.2

1.7

1.6

7.9

Michael Jordan*

1985-86

CHI

18

451

4.2

3.0

1.7

5.1

Julius Erving*

1983-84

PHI

77

2683

4.1

1.9

1.9

7.1

Julius Erving*

1981-82

PHI

81

2789

4.1

2.1

1.8

7.2

Julius Erving*

1980-81

PHI

82

2874

4.6

2.2

1.8

8.2

Sam Lacey

1980-81

KCK

82

2228

6.4

1.5

1.9

9.4

Julius Erving*

1979-80

PHI

78

2812

4.5

2.2

1.8

7.4

Mickey Johnson

1979-80

IND

82

2647

4.7

2.1

1.5

9.3

Sam Lacey

1979-80

KCK

81

2412

6.9

1.7

1.6

9.6

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*

1977-78

LAL

62

2265

4.3

1.6

2.9

12.7

Player

Season

Tm

G

MP

AST

STL

BLK

TRB

Sam Lacey

1977-78

KCK

77

2131

5.1

2.0

1.8

10.8

Sam Lacey

1976-77

KCK

82

2595

5.4

1.7

1.8

10.2

Alvan Adams

1975-76

PHO

80

2656

6.1

1.6

1.6

9.9

Sam Lacey

1975-76

KCK

81

3083

4.4

1.5

1.6

12.0

Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/26/2014.

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