2013-14 stat leaders.

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2013-14 stat leaders.

Postby Mike Goodman » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:54 pm

Dirk Nowitzki is having perhaps his best season in several. A career .879 FT shooter, he's currently leading the NBA at .903
He has shot better at the line a couple of times, but he's never led the league.

At age 35, I wondered if he could be the oldest to win the FT% title.
It didn't take long to find that Reggie Miller, in his final go-round, led the league (for the 5th time) with a career-best .933 -- age 39

Dirk is the only qualifying player hitting .900 from the line this year. The last time there was just one .900 FT shooter was 2001-02 (Reggie); and the last time nobody hit .900 was 1985-86 (Bird led w .896)

Bobby Wanzer was the first to do it, 1952
In 1957, both Bill Sharman and Dolph Schayes turned the trick.
Oscar Robertson's .853 in 1964 is the lowest number to lead the league since 1954.

In 1987-88, 4 players hit .900 -- Jack Sikma, Larry Bird, John Long, and Mike Gminski.
In '90-91 there were 6. Also in 2008 and 2010.
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Re: 2013-14 stat leaders.

Postby Mike Goodman » Sun May 11, 2014 11:47 pm

Nowitzki ended up at .899 from the FT line, finishing 2nd to a player I've hardly heard of, Brian Roberts of the NO Pelicans. Roberts hit 125-143, for 94%.
It so happens that 125 made FT is the bare minimum to qualify for the FT% leadership.
Roberts missed his team's 80th and 81st games of the year. He then got into the final game for 4 minutes and managed to get to the FT line for 3-4; thus barely reaching the minimum.

Kevin Durant led the NBA in FT made, with 703. This is the most since he led the league in 2010, with 756. The last player to make more was Michael Jordan in 1987 (833). Adrian Dantley had 813 in 1984; and before that it's all the way back to 1967, Rick Barry, since anyone has 700 FT in a season.

Andre Drummond of the Pistons had 440 offensive rebounds, the most since Jayson Williams (NJN) had 443 in 1998.
Drummond also led the league in fouls committed, with 273. This is the lowest total to lead the league, other than in lockout-shortened years, in NBA history. The only other full seasons when nobody got 300 fouls were 2010 -- Dwight Howard led with 287 -- and 1950 and '52: George Mikan both times, in 66-game seasons.
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