Kyle Korver Is On Pace For The Best NBA Shooting Season Of All Time (via FiveThirtyEight)

In the NBA, the apex of individual shooting is a 50-40-90 season — shooting 50 percent from the field, 40 percent on 3-pointers and 90 percent on free throws. Not many people can sustain that kind of accuracy from inside and out. Since the three-point line was adopted for the 1979-80 campaign, just six players (in 10 seasons overall) have hit 50-40-90 on their percentages.

Kyle Korver is doing his best to become the 11th. There are a handful of players within striking distance of 50-40-90, but only Korver, the Atlanta Hawks’ All-Star shooting guard, is on pace to achieve it. Korver is operating on a different plane of existence right now — shooting 51.2 percent from the field, 52.3 percent on 3-pointers and 91.1 percent from the free-throw line. He could have the first-ever 50-50-90 season. … Read More

(via FiveThirtyEight)

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One thought on “Kyle Korver Is On Pace For The Best NBA Shooting Season Of All Time (via FiveThirtyEight)

  1. Interesting detail: in order to qualify as a league-leader on the free throw mark, Korver will need to make at least 125 free throws by the end of the season. FiveThirtyEight projects him to make exactly that many. Will Korver’s increasingly public reputation for three-point lethality keep him from getting to the line enough to sink 125 FTs?

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