Who Has The Most Blocks In The NBA This Season?

As the NBA season enters its final stretch, we take a look at which players have been stuffing the stat sheet with blocks.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis has had a great season, and he is currently leading the NBA in blocks. He is averaging 2.2 blocks per game, and he has a total of 73 blocks on the season. Giannis is also a great rebounder, and he is averaging 8.8 rebounds per game. He is a big reason why the Bucks are one of the best teams in the NBA.

Regular Season

Giannis Antetokounmpo had the most blocks in the NBA during the regular season with 190. He also had the most blocks per game, with 2.2 per game.

Playoffs

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been a force to be reckoned with in the playoffs so far. He’s averaging 28.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game while shooting 55.7% from the field and 50.0% from three-point range. He’s also blocked 2.3 shots per game, which leads the NBA this postseason.

Rudy Gobert

Rudy Gobert is a French professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time NBA blocks leader. As of February 2021, Gobert has the most blocks in the NBA this season with 133.

Regular Season

Gobert is currently leading the NBA in blocks per game with 2.7, just ahead of Anthony Davis and his 2.6. He is also 11th in the league in rebounds per game, averaging 9.1. Gobert is one of only two players averaging at least 2.5 blocks and 9.0 rebounds per game this season, along with Davis. The other players who have averaged at least 2.5 blocks per game in a single season since 1983-84 are Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, Dikembe Mutombo, Shawn Bradley, Alonzo Mourning, Ben Wallace, Marcus Camby and Andrei Kirilenko.

Playoffs

Rudy Gobert entered the league as a raw, but physically gifted athlete. At 7-1 with a 9-7 wingspan and a reported 7-9 standing reach, Rudy has amazing size for a center even by today’s standards. Rudy also has impressive explosiveness and lateral quickness for a player his size. He finished in the 97th percentile in max vertical and was in the 83rd percentile in sprint speed among big men at the 2013 NBA Draft Combine.

Anthony Davis

As of February 12th, 2020, Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers has the most blocks in the NBA this season with 119. Davis has been a force to be reckoned with on the defensive end of the court, and his 119 blocks are evidence of that. Let’s take a look at some other players who have been blocking shots well this season.

Regular Season

As of February 12th, 2020, Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers has the most blocks in the NBA this season with 2.6 per game. Davis is followed by Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers, who averages 2.3 blocks per game.

Playoffs

The NBA playoffs are a best-of-seven elimination tournament annually held after the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) regular season to ultimately decide the league’s champion. Sixteen teams, consisting of the top eight seeds from each conference, enter the playoffs. A play-in tournament features the 7th and 8th seeds from each conference playing each other in a best-of-two series with the winner advaning to play the 2nd seed.

The winners of each first-round series advance to the second round, or conference semifinals, with a match-up between the lower seeded team and first seed and an match-up between the higher seeded team and second seed. The winners of those semifinal series face each other in the third round, or conference finals. The winner from each conference advance to the fourth round, or The Finals, with a best-of-seven series to determine who will win that season’s NBA Championship.

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