Spurs: Keldon Johnson's stats on basket drives are insane

Keldon Johnson, Grayson Allen
Keldon Johnson, Grayson Allen / Ronald Cortes/GettyImages
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Keldon Johnson, Grayson Allen / Ronald Cortes/GettyImages

1. Keldon Johnson

The early driving numbers from Keldon Johnson are insane. He's leading the team in field goals made and attempted, free throws generated and made, and points scored, and the margin is pretty wide in most of those categories.

Using a mix of strong finishes at the rim and teardrops, Johnson has started the year making 18 of his 27 attempts on drives for 66.7%. Only Ja Morant (20) and Malcolm Brogdon (19) have made more field goals than Keldon on drives, and it's taken them 36 and 35 shots to get there.

Johnson's 43 points resulting from drives are third in the NBA behind Morant and Brogdon, whose 14 made free throws put him at 54 for the year. As for Keldon getting to the line, he's generated eight attempts and made five so far.

The one thing missing from Keldon's driving game is the pass, as he's only giving the ball up 8.3% of the time he's heading into the lane. But with these kind of results, can you blame him? He does have some instances where a potential drive turns into a nice assist, as he did at the end of this clip to help Doug McDermott set a career-high in threes made in one game.

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The early returns from Johnson are certainly encouraging beyond just being fun to watch, but they're bound to regress closer to the mean as time goes on. Still, it's good to see his offseason work to expand his game is paying dividends already.

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