Nov 24, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon (3) brings the ball up the court during the second half against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Knicks 91-86. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Free Throw Percentage: Jose Calderon
There aren’t many better free throw shooters in the NBA than Jose Calderon. He boasts a career mark of 87.5 percent from the charity stripe and sank 90.6 percent of his attempts in 2014-15.
The only true question here is whether or not he’ll average enough attempts to qualify.
Assuming he does get to the line with some form of consistency, Calderon is the safest bet to lead the team in free throw percentage. His 2008-09 campaign should be evidence enough, no matter how distant a season it was.
During that stunning campaign, Calderon converted 98.1 percent of his 154 free throw attempts—the highest mark in NBA history with a minimum of 150 attempts, per Basketball-Reference.com.
If Calderon’s total attempts leave him unqualified for the statistical leadership, Arron Afflalo—a career 81.9 percent free throw shooter—should be able to outgun Carmelo Anthony.
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