5 best free throw shooters in NBA history
The NBA has seen some great shooters over the years. Players have been lighting up the league with their great shooting.
Free throws are considered the easiest means to score points. We have seen players like James Harden making a mockery of the NBA rules and scoring most of their points from the charity stripe. Players like Stephen Curry are almost automatic from that position and are capable of hitting 70-80 consecutive free throws.
Players with the ability to make free throws are a huge asset for their teams. In clutch situations, when the trailing team constantly tries to stop the shot clock, made free throws help in maintaining the gap between the two teams.
Let's have a look at the list of players who had the best percentage from the free throw line in NBA history.
#5: Peja Stojakovic
Peja Stojakovic ranks number five in the list of players with the best free throw percentage with a 89.5% FT shooting for the career. Stojakovic was a small forward and started off his NBA career playing for the Sacramento Kings. He spent a total of eight seasons with the Kings.
Throughout his NBA career, Stojakovic was highly respected for his shooting abilities. He was also a great three point shooter and shot above 40% from the three point line for his career.
Stojakovic was a three time All-Star and also made the All-NBA team in the 2003-04 season. He won the 2010-11 NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks.
Stojakovic averaged 17 points per game for his career in the regular season. He had playoff averages of 15 points and five rebounds per match. He was a great threat on the offensive end.