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Free-throw shooters: Who hits, who misses

Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki are among the most accurate, but Ben Wallace and the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan are making fewer than half their shots from the stripe.

February 06, 2012|From staff reports
  • You don't want to foul Suns point guard Steve Nash with the game on the line: He'll make both shots more than 90% of the time.
You don't want to foul Suns point guard Steve Nash with the game on the… (Rick Bowmer / Associated…)

The art of free-throw shooting

Last season, NBA players made 76% of their free throws. Listed below are some of the best and worst free-throw shooters among active players.

Player; team; NBA seasons; career FT%*

Best:

Steve Nash; Suns; 16th; 90.3%

Chauncey Billups; Clippers; 15th; 89.4%

Ray Allen; Celtics; 16th; 89.3%

Kevin Durant; Thunder; 5th; 87.8%

Dirk Nowitzki; Mavericks; 14th; 87.7%

Worst:

Ben Wallace; Pistons; 16th; 41.5%

DeAndre Jordan; Clippers; 4th; 42.1%

Louis Amundson; Pacers; 6th; 46.5%

DeSagana Diop; Bobcats; 11th; 47.1%

Andris Biedrins; Warriors; 8th; 50.9%

*through Feb. 2

Source: Basketball-Reference.com

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