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
Joel Embiid J. Embiid C
89
Zach LaVine Z. LaVine PG
80
Justin Holiday J. Holiday SG
75
Kevin Durant K. Durant SF
98
Victor Oladipo V. Oladipo SG
88
Robert Covington R. Covington SF
80
J.J. Redick J. Redick SF
78
Kyle Lowry K. Lowry PG
86
Jrue Holiday J. Holiday PG
85
John Wall J. Wall PG
88
Karl-Anthony Towns K. Towns C
92
De'Aaron Fox D. Fox PG
78
Paul George P. George SF
89
Klay Thompson K. Thompson SG
89
Ben Simmons B. Simmons PG
86
LeBron James L. James SF
97
Josh Richardson J. Richardson SF
78
Luka Doncic L. Doncic PG
80
Bradley Beal B. Beal SG
86
Buddy Hield B. Hield SG
78
Kemba Walker K. Walker PG
86
DeMar DeRozan D. DeRozan SG
89
Tobias Harris T. Harris SF
83
Trevor Ariza T. Ariza SF
79
Joe Ingles J. Ingles SF
79
Rudy Gobert R. Gobert C
88
Damian Lillard D. Lillard PG
89
Rodney McGruder R. McGruder SG
73
Gary Harris G. Harris SG
84
Jabari Parker J. Parker PF
80
Jamal Murray J. Murray PG
80
Wesley Matthews W. Matthews SG
76
Stephen Curry S. Curry PG
95
Caris Levert C. Levert SG
77
Aaron Gordon A. Gordon PF
81
Dario Saric D. Saric PF
79
DeAndre Jordan D. Jordan C
86
Blake Griffin B. Griffin PF
85
Jayson Tatum J. Tatum SF
86
Tim Hardaway Jr. T. Hardaway Jr. SF
78
P.J. Tucker P. Tucker SF
75
LaMarcus Aldridge L. Aldridge PF
88
Bojan Bogdanovic B. Bogdanovic SF
78
Deandre Ayton D. Ayton C
80
C.J. McCollum C. McCollum SG
86
Nicolas Batum N. Batum SG
76
Kyle Kuzma K. Kuzma PF
81
Joe Harris J. Harris SG
75
Danny Green D. Green SG
74
Willie Cauley-Stein W. Cauley-Stein C
79
Name Pos Rating Game Total Mins PTS REB AST
Joel Embiid J. Embiid C 89 PHI at MIA 344 28.3 14.5 3.7
Zach LaVine Z. LaVine PG 80 DAL at CHI 356 25.9 5.7 4.3
Justin Holiday J. Holiday SG 75 DAL at CHI 358 10.7 4 2.5
Kevin Durant K. Durant SF 98 GS at LAC 327 29.2 7.3 7.3
Victor Oladipo V. Oladipo SG 88 348 25.3 7.6 5.5
Robert Covington R. Covington SF 80 BKN at MIN 290 11.3 5.5 1.1
J.J. Redick J. Redick SF 78 PHI at MIA 307 18.4 2.5 4.1
Kyle Lowry K. Lowry PG 86 NO at TOR 324 17 4.9 13
Jrue Holiday J. Holiday PG 85 NO at TOR 364 19.8 4.7 8.7
John Wall J. Wall PG 88 ORL at WAS 358 21.2 3.3 8.2
Karl-Anthony Towns K. Towns C 92 BKN at MIN 337 22.2 12.6 2.1
De'Aaron Fox D. Fox PG 78 SA at SAC 315 20.8 5 7.9
Paul George P. George SF 89 PHO at OKC 347 22.3 8.4 4.6
Klay Thompson K. Thompson SG 89 GS at LAC 314 26.6 3.8 2.3
Ben Simmons B. Simmons PG 86 PHI at MIA 332 17.2 10.5 8.5
LeBron James L. James SF 97 340 28.3 8 8.2
Josh Richardson J. Richardson SF 78 PHI at MIA 336 21.4 4.2 3.6
Luka Doncic L. Doncic PG 80 DAL at CHI 340 22 6.7 5
Bradley Beal B. Beal SG 86 ORL at WAS 343 23 5.1 3.8
Buddy Hield B. Hield SG 78 SA at SAC 322 21.8 7 3.1
Kemba Walker K. Walker PG 86 338 29 5.2 6.9
DeMar DeRozan D. DeRozan SG 89 SA at SAC 365 24.6 7 6.6
Tobias Harris T. Harris SF 83 GS at LAC 324 22.6 9.6 1.9
Trevor Ariza T. Ariza SF 79 PHO at OKC 337 10.6 6.2 3.5
Joe Ingles J. Ingles SF 79 UTA at MEM 330 12.8 5.1 4.7
Rudy Gobert R. Gobert C 88 UTA at MEM 331 17.6 14.5 1.5
Damian Lillard D. Lillard PG 89 334 28.2 5.6 5.5
Rodney McGruder R. McGruder SG 73 PHI at MIA 334 14.6 6 3.8
Gary Harris G. Harris SG 84 329 18.5 3.9 3.5
Jabari Parker J. Parker PF 80 DAL at CHI 326 15.8 8.1 2.7
Jamal Murray J. Murray PG 80 330 20.4 4.7 4.1
Wesley Matthews W. Matthews SG 76 DAL at CHI 328 18.4 2.9 2.6
Stephen Curry S. Curry PG 95 GS at LAC 282 33.3 5.6 6.4
Caris Levert C. Levert SG 77 BKN at MIN 301 20.7 4.9 4.3
Aaron Gordon A. Gordon PF 81 ORL at WAS 329 18.1 7.8 2.8
Dario Saric D. Saric PF 79 BKN at MIN 265 13.3 7.3 1.6
DeAndre Jordan D. Jordan C 86 DAL at CHI 328 11.6 15.3 3
Blake Griffin B. Griffin PF 85 356 25.6 10.9 5
Jayson Tatum J. Tatum SF 86 324 15.9 7.1 3.1
Tim Hardaway Jr. T. Hardaway Jr. SF 78 284 26.6 3.5 3.8
P.J. Tucker P. Tucker SF 75 353 7.2 6.1 1.3
LaMarcus Aldridge L. Aldridge PF 88 SA at SAC 343 20.2 9.3 3.1
Bojan Bogdanovic B. Bogdanovic SF 78 303 16.6 3.9 1.4
Deandre Ayton D. Ayton C 80 PHO at OKC 326 18.8 12.5 3.2
C.J. McCollum C. McCollum SG 86 322 23.1 5 3.1
Nicolas Batum N. Batum SG 76 315 11.4 6.7 4.5
Kyle Kuzma K. Kuzma PF 81 323 21.8 5.5 1.9
Joe Harris J. Harris SG 75 BKN at MIN 281 17.8 3.7 2.6
Danny Green D. Green SG 74 NO at TOR 274 13.1 5.3 2
Willie Cauley-Stein W. Cauley-Stein C 79 SA at SAC 281 20.8 11 2.6

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.