Shooting 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from three, 90 percent from the free throw line.
In an NBA obsessed with efficiency, the 50-40-90 club is the gold standard. Only six players in NBA history have gotten there before this season: Steve Nash (four times), Larry Bird (twice), Mark Price, Reggie Miller, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Durant. That’s 10 times total in all of NBA history.
This season, both Durant and Stephen Curry are on pace to do it — the first time two players could do it in the same season.
Curry is on pace to make it this season: 51 percent shooting, 45.1 percent from three, 91.1 percent from the free throw line. Durant hit a little shooting slump that knocked him just off the pace as of right now: 50.7 percent shooting, 38.2 percent from three, 88.6 percent from the line. He’s gotten there before.
It’s just one more thing to keep an eye on as we grind through the dog days of the season and start focusing on the playoffs. Durant and Curry can make history.