Which NBA teams went hardest in the paint in 2019-20?

Having a good post presence in the NBA has been important ever since the first jumpball was tipped off in the 1940’s. Even with shifting trends in shot distribution, you probably won’t get very far without a consistent diet of paint touches.

Below is a chart highlighting how all 30 NBA teams fared in the paint during the 2019-20 season. This chart features each team’s per game average, as well as their highest and lowest output from inside.

TeamFewest PITP GameLOAVGHIMost PITP Game
Memphis Grizzlies (32-33)12/13/19 vs. MIL (L)2656.3761/28/20 vs. DEN (W)
Los Angeles Lakers (49-14)3/10/20 vs. BKN (L)3653.27410/27/19 vs. CHA (W)
Atlanta Hawks (20-47)12/27/19 vs. MIL (L)3250.47012/4/19 vs. BKN (L)
Milwaukee Bucks (53-12)2/25/20 at TOR (W)
3/9/20 at DEN (L)
2850.07011/14/19 vs. CHI (W)
Brooklyn Nets (30-34)12/26/19 vs. NYK (L)1449.67011/10/19 at PHX (L)
Chicago Bulls (22-43)11/14/19 at MIL (L)
12/4/19 vs. MEM (W)
3249.57810/23/19 at CHA (L)
12/11/19 vs. ATL (W)
Denver Nuggets (43-22)10/23/19 at POR (W)
12/8/19 at BKN (L)
1/28/20 at MEM (L)
2249.4762/23/20 vs. MIN (W)
Indiana Pacers (39-26)11/16/19 vs. MIL (L)2649.4701/10/20 at CHI (W)
New Orleans Pelicans (28-36)11/27/19 vs. LAL (L)2649.4722/28/20 vs. CLE (W)
Cleveland Cavaliers (19-46)11/3/19 vs. DAL (L)2849.3701/9/20 at DET (W)
Minnesota Timberwolves (19-45)1/1/20 at MIL (L)3249.2723/3/20 at NOP (W)
New York Knicks (21-45)10/30/19 at ORL (L)2648.6762/29/20 vs. CHI (W)
Los Angeles Clippers (44-20)12/31/19 at SAC (W)3048.67412/21/19 at SAS (W)
Detroit Pistons (20-46)1/31/20 vs. TOR (L)2848.2741/9/20 vs. CLE (L)
Boston Celtics (43-21)12/4/19 vs. MIA (W)3048.0741/11/20 vs. NOP (W)
Utah Jazz (41-23)1/6/20 at BOS (W)3047.7681/12/20 at WAS (W)
Phoenix Suns (26-39)11/23/19 at MIN (W)3047.56810/23/19 vs. SAC (W)
Toronto Raptors (46-18)2/25/20 vs. MIL (L)2247.36811/20/19 vs. ORL (W)
Philadelphia 76ers (39-26)1/22/20 at TOR (L)1847.18411/2/19 at POR (W)
Houston Rockets (40-24)12/5/19 at TOR (W)2846.86611/24/19 vs. DAL (L)
Oklahoma City Thunder (40-24)3/8/20 at BOS (W)1846.5742/23/20 vs. SAS (W)
Charlotte Hornets (23-42)11/18/19 at TOR (L)3046.56612/27/19 vs. OKC (L)
1/30/20 at WAS (L)
Sacramento Kings (28-36)11/25/19 at BOS (L)2646.3661/15/20 vs. DAL (L)
3/3/20 vs. WAS (W)
Washington Wizards (24-40)3/8/20 vs. MIA (L)1446.17611/15/19 at MIN (W)
Orlando Magic (30-35)3/2/20 vs. POR (L)2645.8683/6/20 at MIN (W)
Dallas Mavericks (40-27)12/18/19 vs. BOS (L)
2/5/20 vs. MEM (L)
2644.67011/22/19 vs. CLE (W)
Miami Heat (41-24)12/4/19 at BOS (L)2844.36812/10/19 vs. ATL (W)
Portland Trail Blazers (29-37)11/13/19 vs. TOR (L)2244.3621/3/20 at WAS (W)
1/17/20 at DAL (L)
Golden State Warriors (15-50)1/8/20 vs. MIL (L)2043.86610/28/19 at NOP (W)
San Antonio Spurs (27-36)12/19/19 vs. BKN (W)
1/4/20 at MIL (L)
2643.26612/3/19 vs. HOU (W)