What is a double-double in Basketball?
A basketball player earns the double-double when at least two of the following metrics reach double figures: 10+ points, 10+ rebounds, 10+ assists, 10+ blocks, or 10+ steals.
Compared to previous generations, the double-double is far more dominant in today’s game, but that doesn’t make it any less thrilling or challenging to pull off. Being a one-dimensional basketball player won’t cut it in today’s game. The significance of having several dimensions to your game only grows as your competitors become more skilled.
If you can shoot well, utilize your dribbling and passing skills. If you’re good at rebounding, start using your scoring skills. Start working on your ball-stripping skills if you’re good at blocking the ball.
In the end, your ability in one aspect might get you some playing time, but your versatility will keep you off the bench. Coaches look for players that can contribute in a variety of ways on the floor. Basketball coaches prefer players that are adaptable and capable of doing it all. A double-double is a fantastic method to demonstrate to your coach that you are capable in several different areas and that you are dependable to both them and your squad.
The triple-double is the greatest accomplishment in basketball and will be more highly appreciated than the double-double, but a double-double is a prerequisite for a triple-double in order to be attainable.
We’ve seen a lot of players consistently earn double-doubles over the years. In the 2018–19 NBA season, there were more than 2,000 double-doubles, and just 20 players accounted for nearly half of them.
Despite only playing 80 games in the 2018–19 season, three separate players each recorded 60 or more double-doubles. With 69 points, Andre Drummond took first place in the league. Rudy Gobert was second with 66 points, while Nikola Vucevic was third with 60 points.
Top 5 most consistent double-double getters in NBA:
851 point-rebound double-double
811 point-rebound double-double
744 point-rebound double-double
741 point-rebound double-double
727 point-rebound double-double