We all keep on hearing the argument on whether it is easier to put up good stats on a good team or a bad team, and I'm not just talking about points, assists, and rebounds. I'm talking about all of the advanced metrics and whatnot that would really be able to read between the lines like TS%, AST%, REB%, PER, etc. I think that it's easier to put up good stats on a good team than it is on a bad team. If you're the ball handler, the floor is likely spaced out better, making it easier for drives and inside scoring. Also, because you have better teammates, you're less likely to be double-teamed. You'll also receive better picks and screens. Next, since you have better options to which you can pass, you'll average more assists because they'll make more shots. If you're not the ball-handler, you'll get better looks because you'll get better passes from a superior point guard. Other defenders will also pay less attention to you because of the other offensive threats on the floor, possibly even leaving you so to double team another player, so you will be able to again get easier looks. You will also get better screens from teammates, leading to better looks. Also, there is improved ball movement, which, again, will lead to better looks. On defense, you will get more help defense, better double teams, weak side blocks, TOs, steals, etc., that will lead to a better defensive rating. The one thing I think that is definitely harder to do on a good team is rebounds. We all saw Tristan's rebounds skyrocket once Andy went down, and that had to have had something to do with it. You'll just have more rebounders with which to compete. To play Devil's advocate, I'll throw out some other arguments as to how stats could lower. Other possibilities of stats decreasing may include points and assists due to there only being one ball on the floor at a time. However, with improved ball movement and as long as the player's usage % stays the same, everything should increase. With decreased usage, stats like points and assists could lower. I guess you could really potentially get better stats if you forced the issue and went against the team's wishes by handling the ball more and average better stats that way, but it may not be as beneficial for the team overall. Still, even if you're not handling the ball as much, you can always be on the receiving end and play off the ball scorer more often and still make quick come-and-go passes where you receive the ball, then pass it quickly in the name of ball movement and make up your assists that way. Even if your usage lowers some, having better teammates could allow you to make less assist attempts per game, but still get the same amount of assists if you were on a bad team, and you will also need less shots to get the same amount of points due to better efficiency. The one thing that should undeniably increase (more so than any other stat) is scoring efficiency because it isn't dependent on how often you get the ball, but how you get the ball and your situation whenever you score. With a better team, you should, on average, get easier looks whether you're playing on the ball or off the ball. But pretty much everything else will generally be easier when you're on a good team in my opinion.