The 50-40-90 Club Could Be Expanding

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The 50-40-90 Club Could Be Expanding

 

The regular season is almost at its half-way point and we have three players from one team with the chance to gain membership and access to the elite 50-40-90 club.

The 50–40–90 club is referring to the group of players who have had a shooting percentage at or above 50% for field goals, 40% for three-pointers, and 90% for free throws during an entire NBA regular season while also achieving the NBA minimum number of makes in each category.

Steve Nash has the most 50–40–90 seasons with four, two more than any other player.

Since the NBA introduced the three-point field goal in the 1979–80 season, a 50–40–90 shooting season has only been reached by seven players: Steve Nash, Larry Bird, Mark Price, Reggie Miller, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry. 

Nash and Bird are the only players who achieved 50–40–90 in multiple seasons; Bird was the first player to join this club and achieved it twice consecutively while Nash achieved it four times in five seasons. Nash narrowly missed five consecutive 50–40–90 seasons by shooting at 89.9% from the free throw line for the 2006–07 season, one made free-throw short of the 90% mark.

This season though, three players from one team are on the way to a 50-40-90 season. Two of the players would be making the club for a second time, for the other, it would be a premiere.

 

Kevin Durant is currently shooting 50.2% from the field, 39.5% from three and 89.1% from the line

Stephen Curry is currently shooting 48.5% from the field, 40.3% from three and 93.4% from the line

Klay Thompson is currently shooting 48.4% from the field, 45.0% from three and 88.5 from the line

 

We’ll continue to have a close look on their numbers. But for three players on one team to actually have the chance to possibly be in this club, this late into a season is insane.

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2 Responses

  1. Dakota Becker-Greene says:

    Your stats on Stephen Curry from the free throw line is incorrect, as I believe it is significantly higher than 39.4%.

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