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They have since become the league’s most puzzling anomaly. There are good teams and bad teams every year in the NBA, but there has never really been a team like the Raptors. They’re either a bad team that’s good—or a good team that’s bad. This is how much of an outlier they are: The difference between the Raptors’ expected number of wins based on their statistics and their actual number of wins is the largest of any team with a positive net rating in at least three decades, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Stathead data.
There have been 39 teams in NBA history with losing records and positive point differentials, meaning they outscored their opponents for the season and still lost more games than they won. Most were barely under .500. There is one notable exception. The lowest winning percentage on this list of basketball aberrations would belong to this season’s greatest source of dissonance: the Toronto Raptors in Tampa.
Which is why it’s so strange to find him at the top of the leaderboard for rejections of his own shot. It almost sounds like a paradox. It’s not exactly a feat you’d associate with a player who opposing coaches compare to Shaq. Williamson has had his shot blocked 104 times this season, according to NBA Advanced Stats. Not only is that the most in the league, but it’s 33 more than the next player (Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton) on the list. Opponents have swatted 2.1 of his shots per game — the highest frequency among players with at least 41 games played since Shareef Abdur-Rahim in 1998-99. Williamson’s pace is the third-highest in the 25 seasons that the NBA has tracked this data.2
Sherra Wright has filed a $12 million federal lawsuit against the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in Memphis, Tennessee. Wright gained regional notoriety after being named as a suspect in the shooting death of her ex-husband, Lorenzen Wright. Wright was a former professional basketball player. In his decades-long career, he played for a half-dozen teams in the NBA, including the Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, and Cleveland Cavaliers. He went missing in July of 2010; his body was found days later. While the case was cold for years, investigators eventually identified Sherra Wright as a suspect.