Anthony Davis remains a very lonely NBA star

Anthony Davis remains a very lonely NBA star

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Anthony Davis remains a very lonely NBA star

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The hardest thing in the NBA for a franchise is to land a superstar. The New Orleans Pelicans got the chance to do that thanks to the No. 1 selection in the 2012 draft, but have not been able to surround their franchise player with enough talent. For the second season in a row, Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is the loneliest star in the NBA – at least if we look at the difference in PER and Win Shares between the No. 1 and No. 2 players of all 30 teams.

TEAM No. 1 PLAYER PER No. 2 PLAYER PER PER DIFFERENCE
New Orleans Anthony Davis 31.3 Alexis Ajinca 20.1 11.2
Houston James Harden 26.7 Terrence Jones 18.7 8.0
Golden State Stephen Curry 27.6 Klay Thompson 20.6 7.0
Sacramento DeMarcus Cousins 24.8 Rudy Gay 19.4 5.4
Orlando Nikola Vucevic 21.8 Tobias Harris 16.6 5.2
New York Carmelo Anthony 21.7 Cole Aldrich 17.0 4.7
Cleveland LeBron James 26.1 Kyrie Irving 21.8 4.3
Indiana George Hill 20.5 Rodney Stuckey 16.7 3.8
Miami Hassan Whiteside 26.4 Dwyane Wade 22.8 3.6
Washington John Wall 20.6 Marcin Gortat 17.4 3.2
Minnesota Shabazz Muhammad 19.9 Gorgui Dieng 17.3 2.6
LA Lakers Ed Davis 20.1 Kobe Bryant 17.7 2.4
Charlotte Al Jefferson 20.1 Kemba Walker 18.0 2.1
Memphis Marc Gasol 21.9 Zach Randolph 19.9 2.0
Oklahoma City Russell Westbrook 29.6 Kevin Durant 27.7 1.9
LA Clippers Chris Paul 24.8 Blake Griffin 22.9 1.9
Milwaukee John Henson 17.8 Khris Middleton 15.9 1.9
Portland LaMarcus Aldridge 22.6 Damian Lillard 21.0 1.6
Boston Isaiah Thomas 20.4 Tyler Zeller 18.8 1.6
Brooklyn Brook Lopez 20.3 Mason Plumlee 18.9 1.4
Denver Ty Lawson 19.1 Kenneth Faried 17.8 1.3
San Antonio Tim Duncan 21.8 Kawhi Leonard 20.6 1.2
Chicago Pau Gasol 22.4 Jimmy Butler 21.3 1.1
Phoenix Brandan Wright 22.0 Eric Bledsoe 19.0 1.0
Toronto Jonas Valanciunas 20.7 Louis Williams 19.7 1.0
Utah Derrick Favors 22.1 Rudy Gobert 21.5 0.6
Dallas Tyson Chandler 20.3 Dirk Nowitzki 19.7 0.6
Detroit Greg Monroe 21.1 Andre Drummond 20.6 0.5
Atlanta Al Horford 21.3 Jeff Teague 21.0 0.3
Philadelphia Henry Sims 14.9 Tony Wroten 14.9 0.0
TEAM No. 1 PLAYER WIN SHARES No. 2 PLAYER WIN SHARES WIN SHARES DIFFERENCE
Houston James Harden 13.7 Trevor Ariza 5.2 8.5
New Orleans Anthony Davis 11.6 Omer Asik 4.4 7.2
Golden State Stephen Curry 12.6 Draymond Green 7.4 5.2
LA Lakers Ed Davis 5.8 Jeremy Lin 2.5 3.3
Oklahoma City Russell Westbrook 8.7 Serge Ibaka 5.8 2.9
Dallas Tyson Chandler 8.9 Dirk Nowitzki 6.3 2.6
Memphis Marc Gasol 8.7 Mike Conley 6.1 2.6
Minnesota Gorgui Dieng 4.7 Shabazz Muhammad 2.1 2.6
Denver Ty Lawson 6.7 Kenneth Faried 4.5 2.2
Phoenix Eric Bledsoe 6.4 PJ Tucker 4.3 2.1
Orlando Nikola Vucevic 6.0 Tobias Harris 4.0 2.0
LA Clippers Chris Paul 12.2 DeAndre Jordan 10.3 1.9
Portland Damian Lillard 9.2 LaMarcus Aldridge 7.5 1.7
New York Carmelo Anthony 3.0 Cole Aldrich 1.6 1.4
Washington John Wall 7.5 Marcin Gortat 6.5 1.0
Chicago Jimmy Butler 9.3 Pau Gasol 8.5 0.8
San Antonio Tim Duncan 7.0 Danny Green 6.2 0.8
Cleveland Kyrie Irving 9.4 LeBron James 8.7 0.7
Miami Luol Deng 4.7 Hassan Whiteside 4.0 0.7
Charlotte Al Jefferson 4.5 Cody Zeller 3.9 0.6
Brooklyn Mason Plumlee 4.4 Brook Lopez 3.8 0.6
Indiana Rodney Stuckey 4.0 David West 3.4 0.6
Utah Gordon Hayward 7.9 Derrick Favors 7.6 0.3
Detroit Greg Monroe 6.1 Andre Drummond 5.8 0.3
Atlanta Al Horford 7.5 Paul Millsap 7.4 0.1
Milwaukee Khris Middleton 5.5 Giannis Antetokounmpo 5.4 0.1
Philadelphia Robert Covington 2.9 Nerlens Noel 2.8 0.1
Toronto Jonas Valanciunas 6.9 Kyle Lowry 6.9 0.0
Sacramento DeMarcus Cousins 5.2 Rudy Gay 5.2 0.0
Boston Isaiah Thomas 5.1 Tyler Zeller 5.1 0.0

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