A decade ago, there were 18 total triple-doubles during…

A decade ago, there were 18 total triple-doubles during the 2011-12 NBA regular season. Last season, there were 142. As the game and its positions have evolved, that number will likely continue to go up. The days of having a point guard, a shooting guard, a small forward, a power forward and a center who all have very distinct jobs on the court are gone. (Except, of course, Wilt Chamberlain, who had 78 career triple-doubles and led the league in assists in 1968, just to prove he could.) “It used to be that a center could rebound and score, but he wasn’t getting assists. A guard was getting assists and scoring, but he didn’t need to get rebounds,” said Christopher Dempsey, reporter and analyst for Altitude Sports. “All of that has been turned on its head now. Players are being asked to do more because they are capable of doing more. They are growing up in their basketball lives doing all the things.”
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