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5 players who could lead the NBA in free throws

Free throws are one of the most important shots in basketball, since games can be decided from that area. Having good executors is an advantage th


Free throws are one of the most important shots in basketball, since games can be decided from that area. Having good executors is an advantage that many teams take advantage of to achieve victories.

Here are the five players who could lead the NBA in free throws made in the 2021-22 season.

Curry is one of the cold-blooded players who executes perfectly every time he goes to the free throw line. For the next season, he will start as the main favorite to win that distinction, after registering .916 last season, according to Basketball Reference.

Chris Paul is not only a great passer, he’s also a great scorer in that free zone, which helps a lot with his points-per-game average. The last contest registered a percentage of .934, rising as the leader of that department, a scepter that could be repeated in the coming season.

Irving has been an effective free thrower since his league debut, a department in which he has remained in the top five throughout his career. Last season he registered .922 percentage and is expected to be a firm candidate to win it in the next contest.

Damian Lillard is one of the most fouled players in the league and that has made him look in good shape from the free field, a statistic in which he ranked second in the 2020-21 campaign, with .928. The point guard is emerging as one of the favorites to win it in the next harvest.

Danilo Gallinari is not only one of the best 3-point shooters in the NBA, the Hawks forward is also one of the most effective players at the free throw line. Last season he ranked third in that department with a .925 accuracy rate.