Top Dunkers of the 2010-11 NBA Season

If you’re like me, and love looking up useless basketball stuff, you know about CBS Sports’ Dunk-o-meter… it tracks the total number of dunks in the season by every single player in the NBA. This is a stat I love looking at, and why wouldn’t I, I love dunks.

Well, I thought… let me check how many dunks these guys get per game. My man Andrew Bynum is ranked 25th in dunks with 77 on the season.. but he played a little more than half the season. Lebron James is ranked 15th with 98 dunks, but he played nearly every game. Dunks per game would better show how often a guy dunks.

Then I thought, even better… how about dunks per minute? I had one guy in mind, a dunk MACHINE who I figured would be at the top of the list.. and I wasn’t wrong. You’ll see.

So I went along and calculated each player’s dunks per game and per minute. For ‘per minute’, I will rank players by dunks per 36min, and as a different way to look at it, how many minutes it takes them to get 1 dunk (for example, Player A gets 1 dunk for every 10 minutes he’s out there).

452 players played at least a minute this year - 348 of them (77%) had at least one dunk. As an arbitrary qualifier to make my job easier, players need at least 20 dunks this season to be included in these ranking - 144 players qualified. And out of those players, I’ll be listing the top 20 players in total dunks, dunks per game, and dunks per minute.

Here we go.

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Total dunks

1. Dwight Howard - 227 dunks

2. Blake Griffin - 214

3. DeAndre Jordan - 158

4. JaVale McGee - 155

5. LaMarcus Aldridge - 148

6. Tyson Chandler - 129

7. Kevin Durant - 125

8. Amar’e Stoudemire - 119

9. Nene - 112

10. Serge Ibaka - 102

11. Andre Iguodala - 102

12. Dwyane Wade - 102

13. JJ Hickson - 99

14. Kris Humphries - 99

15. LeBron James - 98

16. Josh Smith - 98

17. Brook Lopez - 87

18. Emeka Okafor - 84

19. Hakim Warrick - 84

20. Thaddeus Young - 84

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Dunks per game

1. Dwight Howard - 2.91 dunks/g

2. Blake Griffin - 2.61

3. DeAndre Jordan - 1.98

4. JaVale McGee - 1.96

5. LaMarcus Aldridge - 1.83

6. Tyson Chandler - 1.74

7. Kevin Durant - 1.60

8. Amar’e Stoudemire - 1.53

9. Andre Iguodala - 1.52

10. Nene - 1.49

11. Andrew Bynum - 1.43

12. Dwyane Wade - 1.34

13. Kris Humphries - 1.34

14. Kenyon Martin - 1.33

15. Josh Smith - 1.27

16. Serge Ibaka - 1.24

17. LeBron James - 1.24

18. JJ Hickson - 1.24

19. Joakim Noah - 1.21

20. Emeka Okafor - 1.17

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Dunks per 36min

1. Jeremy Evans - 3.81 dunks/36min

2. Dwight Howard - 2.78

3. DeAndre Jordan - 2.78

4. Derrick Brown - 2.69

5. JaVale McGee - 2.54

6. Blake Griffin - 2.48

7. Chris Wilcox - 2.34

8. Tyson Chandler - 2.26

9. Hakim Warrick - 2.14

10. Ryan Hollins - 2.13

11. Shaquille O’Neal - 2.06

12. Timofey Mozgov - 1.92

13. Derrick Favors - 1.92

14. Kenyon Martin - 1.87

15. Omer Asik - 1.86

16. Andrew Bynum -1.85 

17. Nene - 1.76

18. Kris Humphries - 1.73

19. Brendan Haywood - 1.70

20. Josh McRoberts - 1.67

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1 dunk every … minutes

1. Jeremy Evans - 9.45 minutes of gametime to get one dunk

2. Dwight Howard - 12.93

3. DeAndre Jordan - 12.96

4. Derrick Brown - 13.40

5. JaVale McGee - 14.15

6. Blake Griffin - 14.54

7. Chris Wilcox - 15.10

8. Tyson Chandler - 15.96

9. Hakim Warrick - 16.85

10. Ryan Hollins - 16.89

11. Shaquille O’Neal - 17.49

12. Timofey Mozgov - 18.71

13. Derrick Favors - 18.72

14. Kenyon Martin - 19.27

15. Omer Asik - 19.39

16. Andrew Bynum - 19.48

17. Nene - 20.46

18. Kris Humphries - 20.82

19. Brendan Haywood - 21.13

20. Josh McRoberts - 21.58

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There you have it. The top dunkers of the 2010-2011 season, by total dunks, dunks per game, and dunks per minute. I knew Jeremy Evans had to be #1 in dunks per minute… the man is a pogo stick out there. He gets a dunk for basically every 10 minutes he’s on the court… absurd.

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