In a USA Today article earlier this week, it was mentioned in the piece that San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker had a shooting goal of 50-40-80 for the season. Parker is hoping that he can finish the season with shooting percentages of over .500 in field goals, over .400 in three-point attempts, and over .800 in free throws.
Through games of February 21, Parker is on the mark in two of the three categories: He is shooting .539 from the field; .379 from three-point range; and .835 from the free throw line. Looking at Parker’s career, he has never had a 50-40-80 season; in fact, if you look at the numbers in his career, he has shot over 50 percent from the field in only four of previous 11 seasons, but more importantly, Parker has never been over 40 percent on three-point shots and has never had a season over 80 percent in free throw shots in any season.
That’s not to say that Parker won’t reach those numbers this season. But Parker is not the only player in the league that falls short of these numbers. Again, through games of February 21, only two players (minimum of 30 games played) have reached 50-40-80 in their shooting percentages this year: Kevin Durant and Steve Nash.