BlockClocked Update Week 3: Melo is Most Valuable Block Target

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BlockClocked tracks which players are getting their stuff sent away, out of here, gotten gone, rejected, denied, and heretofore blocked. We track both total attempts blocked and blocked percentage. All data courtesy of HoopData.com.

TOP TEN PLAYERS IN TOTAL ATTEMPTS BLOCKED, AS OF 11.17.09

Player Times blocked Games Played
Carmelo Anthony 22 10
Gerald Wallace 20 10
Rodney Stuckey 18 10
Carlos Boozer 17 10
Brendan Haywood 15 9
Chris Bosh 15 10
Zach Randolph 15 10
Michael Beasley 14 9
Trevor Ariza 14 10
Gilbert Arenas 13 9

Melo, Wallace, and Boozer are the LeBron-Kobe-Wade of BlockClocked. They’re all such versatile, volume experts at gettting rejected. Meanwhile Chris Bosh and Zach Randolph have been keeping pace nicely with one another on high pace, high offense teams. Beasley makes a massive jump this week. Coming on strong in the department of having your weak stuff removed.

TOP TEN PLAYERS IN PERCENT OF ATTEMPTS BLOCKED PER 40 MINUTES, AS OF 11.17.09

Player Percent Blocked
Pops Mensah-Bonsu 50
Hamed Haddadi 33.3
Sergio Rodriguez 33.3
James Jones 25,0
Joel Anthony 25.0
Malik Allen 25.0
Shaun Livingston 25.0
Kosta Koufos 20.0
Tyler Hansbrough 20.0
Darren Collison 18.6

Pops got one more shot off before the Rockets waived him. If he doesn’t get resigned, his 50% should be good enough for the championship. Meanwhile, two Heat players in the top 5. That’s some quality rejection being offered right there. We’ll probably do another split for those playing over 25+ minutes next week.

Matt Moore

Matt Moore is a Senior NBA Blogger for CBSSports.com's Eye on Basketball blog, weekend editor of Pro Basketball Talk on NBCSports.com, and co-editor of Voice on the Floor. He lives in Kansas City due to an unbelievably complex set of circumstances and enjoys mid-90's pop rock, long walks on the beach and the novels of Tim Sandlin.