Rockets’ Chris Paul suggests scoring 100 points has become the new NBA standard
Chris Paul, on today's game: "In our league, you see if you don't score 100 points on a night, then you probably shouldn't be in the NBA."
— Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) November 3, 2018
Most teams in the NBA at this point of the young season are averaging well over 100 points per game. The only team right now in the league that is not eclipsing the century mark per game is the Orlando Magic, as they are averaging 99.9 points per game. The Rockets are ranked 24th in the league and they are averaging 107.7 points per game, which is still pretty good.
Obviously, with James Harden being out a couple of games, the Rockets’ scoring won’t be as high as Harden is their go-to player and leader in offense.
When Chris Paul first came into the league, it was a defensive-minded game and the Rockets’ scoring today would have been tops in the league during that time.
However, a conservative offense is not healthy in this day and age. The Golden State Warriors are leading the pack by averaging 125 points per game.
The offense is coming easy this season for a lot of teams and Paul does have a point. If a team does not score over 100 points every single night, it might as well be out of the league because it can’t even keep up with the changing pace.