A double consists of a player accumulating double digit number in one of the following categories per game: points, assists, rebounds, steals, and blocked shots. Achieving 2, 3, 4, or 5 doubles in a game is called double double, triple double, quadruple double, and quintuple double, respectively.

What is the percentage breakdown of each category for each of the 5 double types in the NBA? In other words, the percentage of a category for a given double type is the ratio of number of double that include that category to the number of all doubles.

Here is a hypothetical example only for double double type of what I'm looking for:

  • 74% points
  • 63% assists
  • 45% rebounds
  • 17% blocks
  • 9% steals.

Percentage of each of the above categories is how often that category was part of double doubles. Of course a complete answer would have the same kind of percentage breakdown for all double types.

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Since the 1983-1984 NBA Season (presumably the earliest data Basketball Reference has for double- and triple-doubles) to the creation of this post, there have been:

I see a requirement for "single-doubles" and "single" category breakdown...I'll update this post if I collect that information.

  • I added the comment example to the question. I tried my best to convey that I wanted the breakdown by introducing the categories - otherwise they are not related to the question. But it clearly wasn't enough
    – alamoot
    Feb 13, 2017 at 18:57
  • With all the double talk (no pun intended), I became lost. It's almost a tongue twister haha.
    – user527
    Feb 13, 2017 at 18:58
  • If you think you can edit it to make the point more clear feel free to do so
    – alamoot
    Feb 13, 2017 at 18:59
  • It's much clearer now with your example and "Percentage of a category is how often that category was part of a double double." I don't think I can make it clearer than that. In any case, I added double-double category breakdowns.
    – user527
    Feb 13, 2017 at 19:12

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