NBA Minutes Per Game

Minutes in NBA are a pretty straight forward way of figuring out which players are getting a majority of the run. Minutes mean fantasy production, and that is where we usually start. A player getting 35+ minutes means he is on the court producing at a solid rate. Lineups breaks down minutes by a date basis, showing you individual player’s minutes per game over the last 10 or 30 games. This is key because player’s minutes will change often throughout a season. This is also another way to keep an eye on players on back-to-back nights, or three games in four nights. Production will drop when players are in the midst of a tough part of the schedule. Next to minutes you can see basic stats to find quick production in a hurry. We want to match the production with heavy minutes because they go hand-in-hand. You have the option to view in a per-game sense, per possession, or per 36 minutes. Using per 36 can be a little misleading if a player gets in, mainly because usage and efficiency isn’t a guarantee. If you are looking to import this info, you can export the data via CSV.

Name Pos Rating
Bradley Beal B. Beal SG
86
Jrue Holiday J. Holiday PG
85
DeMar DeRozan D. DeRozan SG
89
Damian Lillard D. Lillard PG
89
Kevin Durant K. Durant SF
98
P.J. Tucker P. Tucker SF
75
Klay Thompson K. Thompson SG
89
C.J. McCollum C. McCollum SG
86
Paul George P. George SF
89
James Harden J. Harden PG
96
Kemba Walker K. Walker PG
86
Karl-Anthony Towns K. Towns C
92
Tobias Harris T. Harris SF
83
LaMarcus Aldridge L. Aldridge PF
88
Jamal Murray J. Murray PG
80
Ben Simmons B. Simmons PG
86
Marc Gasol M. Gasol C
85
Anthony Davis A. Davis PF
95
Blake Griffin B. Griffin PF
85
Clint Capela C. Capela C
84
Steven Adams S. Adams C
85
Mike Conley M. Conley PG
82
Rudy Gobert R. Gobert C
88
Trevor Ariza T. Ariza SF
79
Josh Richardson J. Richardson SF
78
Kyle Kuzma K. Kuzma PF
81
Justin Holiday J. Holiday SG
75
Joel Embiid J. Embiid C
89
Andre Drummond A. Drummond C
88
Joe Ingles J. Ingles SF
79
Deandre Ayton D. Ayton C
80
De'Aaron Fox D. Fox PG
78
Aaron Gordon A. Gordon PF
81
Buddy Hield B. Hield SG
78
Garrett Temple G. Temple SG
74
Lonzo Ball L. Ball PG
79
Andrew Wiggins A. Wiggins SF
81
Jerami Grant J. Grant SF
76
Pascal Siakam P. Siakam PF
76
Bojan Bogdanovic B. Bogdanovic SF
78
Donovan Mitchell D. Mitchell SG
86
Al-Farouq Aminu A. Aminu PF
75
Luka Doncic L. Doncic PG
80
Cedi Osman C. Osman SF
74
Nikola Jokic N. Jokic C
88
DeAndre Jordan D. Jordan C
86
Jayson Tatum J. Tatum SF
86
Danilo Gallinari D. Gallinari SF
78
J.J. Redick J. Redick SF
78
Giannis Antetokounmpo G. Antetokounmpo PF
95
Name Pos Rating Game Total Mins PTS REB AST
Bradley Beal B. Beal SG 86 NY at WAS 391 27 4.9 5.4
Jrue Holiday J. Holiday PG 85 364 20.4 5.3 6.4
DeMar DeRozan D. DeRozan SG 89 365 16.6 7.7 7.2
Damian Lillard D. Lillard PG 89 338 24.2 3.8 7.8
Kevin Durant K. Durant SF 98 346 27.3 6.5 6
P.J. Tucker P. Tucker SF 75 356 8.5 5.4 2
Klay Thompson K. Thompson SG 89 328 27.1 4.8 1.8
C.J. McCollum C. McCollum SG 86 327 21.9 3.7 3
Paul George P. George SF 89 LAL at OKC 326 27.7 6.7 2.1
James Harden J. Harden PG 96 388 40.5 8.2 8.6
Kemba Walker K. Walker PG 86 SAC at CHA 320 28.7 4.2 4.5
Karl-Anthony Towns K. Towns C 92 337 28.6 15.9 4.1
Tobias Harris T. Harris SF 83 327 19.8 8 2.4
LaMarcus Aldridge L. Aldridge PF 88 326 28.5 7.2 3.8
Jamal Murray J. Murray PG 80 CHI at DEN 328 22.9 5.5 5.5
Ben Simmons B. Simmons PG 86 PHI at IND 329 20.8 11.1 9.8
Marc Gasol M. Gasol C 85 306 14.8 9.1 6
Anthony Davis A. Davis PF 95 335 32.7 14.8 3.8
Blake Griffin B. Griffin PF 85 332 26.8 5.1 5.3
Clint Capela C. Capela C 84 286 19.1 12.3 1.5
Steven Adams S. Adams C 85 LAL at OKC 350 13.5 10.8 2.1
Mike Conley M. Conley PG 82 316 21 3.8 5.7
Rudy Gobert R. Gobert C 88 325 17.3 16.9 2.9
Trevor Ariza T. Ariza SF 79 NY at WAS 375 14.3 5.4 4.3
Josh Richardson J. Richardson SF 78 328 16.8 3.6 5.5
Kyle Kuzma K. Kuzma PF 81 LAL at OKC 265 21.2 7.3 3
Justin Holiday J. Holiday SG 75 199 8 4 1.6
Joel Embiid J. Embiid C 89 PHI at IND 252 32.9 15.6 3.7
Andre Drummond A. Drummond C 88 342 14.8 15.6 1.1
Joe Ingles J. Ingles SF 79 298 12.4 5.3 6.3
Deandre Ayton D. Ayton C 80 PHO at TOR 302 20.7 11.4 1.5
De'Aaron Fox D. Fox PG 78 SAC at CHA 302 20.4 4.4 7.4
Aaron Gordon A. Gordon PF 81 350 17.6 8.2 3.9
Buddy Hield B. Hield SG 78 SAC at CHA 314 23.2 4.6 2.1
Garrett Temple G. Temple SG 74 302 8 3 1.4
Lonzo Ball L. Ball PG 79 LAL at OKC 342 12.3 6.1 6.4
Andrew Wiggins A. Wiggins SF 81 365 20.8 4.4 2.6
Jerami Grant J. Grant SF 76 LAL at OKC 338 15 5.8 0.6
Pascal Siakam P. Siakam PF 76 PHO at TOR 322 18.2 9.5 3.9
Bojan Bogdanovic B. Bogdanovic SF 78 PHI at IND 303 18.7 5.5 3
Donovan Mitchell D. Mitchell SG 86 347 27 4.3 4.9
Al-Farouq Aminu A. Aminu PF 75 295 13.8 10.9 2.3
Luka Doncic L. Doncic PG 80 304 27.2 8.5 6.4
Cedi Osman C. Osman SF 74 303 15.2 4.5 2.4
Nikola Jokic N. Jokic C 88 CHI at DEN 322 28.8 12.2 8.9
DeAndre Jordan D. Jordan C 86 292 11.5 15.7 1.8
Jayson Tatum J. Tatum SF 86 302 19.5 7.3 2.5
Danilo Gallinari D. Gallinari SF 78 330 20.7 6.5 3.6
J.J. Redick J. Redick SF 78 PHI at IND 251 22.5 2.2 2.4
Giannis Antetokounmpo G. Antetokounmpo PF 95 264 31.9 13.9 7.5

Rotations are very important to pay attention to, and can change throughout the year. Coaches will move players on and off the bench, but that does not necessarily mean minutes will change. Take a player like Lou Williams or Will Barton, their bench role means nothing for their minutes. They easily see over 30 minutes a night, and will get into the game within a few minutes of it starting. Coaches will often insert a player into the lineup to change things up during a bad stretch, but minutes can be tough to trust. The more frustrating part of fantasy basketball is the teams with log jams at positions, or coaches that simply just like to limit minutes. There is nothing worse than four to five players in a backcourt playing around 24-28 minutes a night. This means long lengthy rotations that limit upside for fantasy. Brooklyn is notorious for this given their eight million wings and guards. Keeping tabs on these scenarios is key for fantasy, and you can get an edge over others. Using this page to your advantage will give you that edge as well. Certain teams and players will make it easy on you, like LeBron James who somehow manages to plug in 35+ minutes a night at his age. Tom Thibodeau is one coach who is known for logging heavy minutes in the starting five. If every coach was like this then this section would be much shorter. You will find many of the Minnesota players up there in minutes, and Jimmy Butler knows all about that from his Chicago days. Use the “per game” and “per 36 minutes” stat views to keep tabs on players getting a chance at more minutes in the starting lineup. Take it with a grain of salt as this isn’t a standard projection for what to expect, as it is best to drop down the usage a bit.