List of National Basketball Association season field goal percentage leaders

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In basketball, a field goal is a basket scored from an action on the playing court except free throws.[1] The National Basketball Association's (NBA) field goal percentage leader is the player with the highest field goal percentage in a given season. To qualify as a field goal percentage leader, the player must have at least 300 field goals made. Aside from the strike shortened 1998–99 season, this has been the entry criteria since the 1974–75 season.[2]

Key[edit]

^ Denotes player who is still active in the NBA
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player had been the
field goal percentage leader up to and including that season
G Guard F Forward C Center

Field goal percentage leaders[edit]

Season Player Position[a] Team Games
played
Field goals made Field goals attempted FG% Ref.
1946–47 Feerick, BobBob Feerick F/G Washington Capitols 55 364 908 .4009 [3]
1947–48 Jeannette, BuddyBuddy Jeannette* G Baltimore Bullets 46 150 430 .3488 [4]
1948–49 Risen, ArnieArnie Risen* C/F Rochester Royals 60 345 816 .4228 [5]
1949–50 Groza, AlexAlex Groza C Indianapolis Olympians 64 521 1090 .4780 [6]
1950–51 Groza, AlexAlex Groza (2) C Indianapolis Olympians 66 492 1046 .4704 [6]
1951–52 Arizin, PaulPaul Arizin* F/G Philadelphia Warriors 66 548 1222 .4484 [7]
1952–53 Macauley, EdEd Macauley* C/F Boston Celtics 69 451 997 .4524 [8]
1952–53 Johnston, NeilNeil Johnston* C Philadelphia Warriors 70 504 1114 .4524 [9]
1953–54 Macauley, EdEd Macauley* (2) C/F Boston Celtics 71 492 950 .4863 [8]
1954–55 Foust, LarryLarry Foust C/F Fort Wayne Pistons 70 398 818 .4866 [10]
1955–56 Johnston, NeilNeil Johnston* (2) C Philadelphia Warriors 70 499 1092 .4570 [9]
1956–57 Johnston, NeilNeil Johnston* (3) C Philadelphia Warriors 69 520 1163 .4471 [9]
1957–58 Twyman, JackJack Twyman* F/G Cincinnati Royals 72 465 1028 .4523 [11]
1958–59 Sears, KenKen Sears F New York Knicks 71 491 1002 .4900 [12]
1959–60 Sears, KenKen Sears (2) F New York Knicks 64 412 863 .4774 [12]
1960–61 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* C Philadelphia Warriors 79 1251 2457 .5092 [13]
1961–62 Bellamy, WaltWalt Bellamy* C Chicago Packers 79 973 1875 .5189 [14]
1962–63 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* (2) C San Francisco Warriors 80 1463 2770 .5282 [13]
1963–64 Lucas, JerryJerry Lucas* F/C Cincinnati Royals 79 545 1035 .5266 [15]
1964–65 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* (3) C San Francisco Warriors
Philadelphia 76ers
73 1063 2083 .5103 [13]
1965–66 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* (4) C Philadelphia 76ers 79 1074 1990 .5397 [13]
1966–67 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* (5) C Philadelphia 76ers 81 785 1150 .6826 [13]
1967–68 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* (6) C Philadelphia 76ers 82 819 1377 .5948 [13]
1968–69 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* (7) C Los Angeles Lakers 81 641 1099 .5833 [13]
1969–70 Green, JohnnyJohnny Green F/C Cincinnati Royals 78 481 860 .5593 [16]
1970–71 Green, JohnnyJohnny Green (2) F/C Cincinnati Royals 75 502 855 .5871 [16]
1971–72 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* (8) C Los Angeles Lakers 82 496 764 .6492 [13]
1972–73 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* (9) C Los Angeles Lakers 82 426 586 .7270 [13]
1973–74 McAdoo, BobBob McAdoo* C/F Buffalo Braves 74 901 1647 .5471 [17]
1974–75 Nelson, DonDon Nelson F Boston Celtics 79 423 785 .5389 [18]
1975–76 Shumate, JohnJohn Shumate F/C Phoenix Suns
Buffalo Braves
75 332 592 .5608 [19]
1975–76 Unseld, WesWes Unseld* C/F Washington Bullets 78 318 567 .5608 [20]
1976–77 Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar* C Los Angeles Lakers 82 888 1533 .5793 [21]
1977–78 Jones, BobbyBobby Jones F Denver Nuggets 75 440 761 .5782 [22]
1978–79 Maxwell, CedricCedric Maxwell F Boston Celtics 80 472 808 .5842 [23]
1979–80 Maxwell, CedricCedric Maxwell (2) F Boston Celtics 80 457 750 .6093 [23]
1980–81 Gilmore, ArtisArtis Gilmore* C Chicago Bulls 82 547 816 .6703 [24]
1981–82 Gilmore, ArtisArtis Gilmore* (2) C Chicago Bulls 82 546 837 .6523 [24]
1982–83 Gilmore, ArtisArtis Gilmore* (3) C San Antonio Spurs 82 556 888 .6261 [24]
1983–84 Gilmore, ArtisArtis Gilmore* (4) C San Antonio Spurs 64 351 556 .6313 [24]
1984–85 Donaldson, JamesJames Donaldson C Los Angeles Clippers 82 351 551 .6370 [25]
1985–86 Johnson, SteveSteve Johnson C/F San Antonio Spurs 71 362 573 .6318 [26]
1986–87 McHale, KevinKevin McHale* F/C Boston Celtics 77 790 1307 .6044 [27]
1987–88 McHale, KevinKevin McHale* (2) F/C Boston Celtics 64 550 911 .6037 [27]
1988–89 Rodman, DennisDennis Rodman* F Detroit Pistons 82 316 531 .5951 [28]
1989–90 West, MarkMark West C/F Phoenix Suns 82 331 530 .6245 [29]
1990–91 Williams, BuckBuck Williams F/C Portland Trail Blazers 80 358 595 .6017 [30]
1991–92 Williams, BuckBuck Williams (2) F/C Portland Trail Blazers 80 340 563 .6039 [30]
1992–93 Ceballos, CedricCedric Ceballos F Phoenix Suns 74 381 662 .5755 [31]
1993–94 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal C Orlando Magic 81 953 1591 .5990 [32]
1994–95 Gatling, ChrisChris Gatling F/C Golden State Warriors 58 324 512 .6328 [33]
1995–96 Mureșan, GheorgheGheorghe Mureșan C Washington Bullets 76 466 798 .5840 [34]
1996–97 Mureșan, GheorgheGheorghe Mureșan (2) C Washington Bullets 73 327 541 .6044 [34]
1997–98 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal (2) C Los Angeles Lakers 60 670 1147 .5841 [32]
1998–99[b] O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal (3) C Los Angeles Lakers 49 510 885 .5763 [32]
1999–00 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal (4) C Los Angeles Lakers 79 956 1665 .5742 [32]
2000–01 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal (5) C Los Angeles Lakers 74 813 1422 .5717 [32]
2001–02 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal (6) C Los Angeles Lakers 67 712 1229 .5793 [32]
2002–03 Curry, EddyEddy Curry C Chicago Bulls 81 335 573 .5846 [36]
2003–04 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal (7) C Los Angeles Lakers 67 554 948 .5844 [32]
2004–05 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal (8) C Miami Heat 73 658 1095 .6009 [32]
2005–06 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal (9) C Miami Heat 59 480 800 .6000 [32]
2006–07 Moore, MikkiMikki Moore C New Jersey Nets 79 308 506 .6087 [37]
2007–08 Biedriņš, AndrisAndris Biedriņš^ C Golden State Warriors 76 340 543 .6262 [38]
2008–09 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal (10) C Phoenix Suns 75 512 841 .6088 [32]
2009–10 Howard, DwightDwight Howard^ C Orlando Magic 82 510 834 .6115 [39]
2010–11 Nenê^ F/C Denver Nuggets 75 402 654 .6147 [40]
2011–12[c] Chandler, TysonTyson Chandler^ C New York Knicks 62 241 335 .6789 [42]
2012–13 Jordan, DeAndreDeAndre Jordan^ C Los Angeles Clippers 82 314 448 .6434 [43]
2013–14 Jordan, DeAndreDeAndre Jordan^ (2) C Los Angeles Clippers 82 348 515 .6757 [43]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The player's primary position is listed first.
  2. ^ The 1998–99 season was shortened to 50 games due to the league's lockout.[35] The qualification of this season's field goal percentage leader is to have at least 183 field goals made.[2]
  3. ^ The 2011–12 season was shortened to 66 games due to the league's lockout.[41] The qualification of this season's field goal percentage leader is to have at least 241 field goals made.[2]

References[edit]

General
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