Statistical Minimums to Qualify For NBA League Leaders

Statistical Minimums
CategoryMinimums
SCORING: Player must be on pace to play 58 games in an 82-game season*
REBOUNDS: Player must be on pace to play 58 games in an 82-game season*
FIELD GOAL %: 300 field goals made
FREE THROW %: 125 free throws made
3PT %: 82 three-point field goals made
ASSISTS: Player must be on pace to play 58 games in an 82-game season*
STEALS: Player must be on pace to play 58 games in an 82-game season*
BLOCKED SHOTS: Player must be on pace to play 58 games in an 82-game season*
MINUTES: Player must be on pace to play 58 games in an 82-game season*
AST/TO RATIO: 200 assists
STL/TO RATIO: 82 steals

* The only exception to this rule will be if, at the end of the season, the player would have led the league in the category had he played the required number of games with his current category total.

For example, if Player A played 56 games and scored 1,590 points (28.4 ppg), Player A could still qualify for the league lead if his average (27.4) with that same point total (1,590) over 58 games was higher than any other player.

A past example: Gerald Wallace collected 138 steals in 55 games (2.51 spg) during the 2005-06 season. Wallace would have still led the league in steals because his average with 58 games (2.38 spg) would have been greater than the 2.28 spg of Brevin Knight, the leader among players who met the 58-game qualifier.

** MINIMUMS FOR NBA ROOKIE LEADERS

(half of the overall-requirement)


Following is a chart which shows the statistical minimums a player needs to achieve to be listed among the league leaders at any given point in the season. When checking a player's status, find the number of games the player's TEAM has played in the first column. Then read the number to the right in the second column and check to see if the PLAYER has played in at least that many games. If he has, he is eligible to be among the league leaders in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, blocked shots and minutes. Players qualify for the league leaders in shooting percentage based only on the number of shots made, not games played.

Game-By-Game Statistical Minimums
Category: All Non-Shooting% Field Goal% Free Throw% 3-Point%
Rule: On pace to play 58 games
in an 82-game season
(70.7% of team's games)
300 field goals made 125 free throws made 82 3-point field goals made
Game # Minimum # of Games Minimum # of Makes Minimum # of Makes Minimum # of Makes
11421
22842
331153
431574
541985
6522106
7526117
8630138
9733149
108371610
118411711
129441912
1310482013
1410522214
1511552315
1612592516
1713632617
1813662818
1914702919
2015743120
2115773321
2216813422
2317853623
2417883724
2518923925
2619964026
2720994227
28201034328
29211074529
30221104630
31221144831
32231184932
33241215133
34251255234
35251295435
36261325536
37271365737
38271405838
39281436039
40291476140
41291506341
42301546542
43311586643
44321616844
45321656945
46331697146
47341727247
48341767448
49351807549
50361837750
51371877851
52371918052
53381948153
54391988354
55392028455
56402058656
57412098757
58422138958
59422169059
60432209260
61442249361
62442279562
63452319763
64462359864
654623810065
664724210166
674824610367
684924910468
694925310669
705025710770
715126010971
725126411072
735226811273
745327111374
755427511575
765427911676
775528211877
785628611978
795629012179
805729312280
815829712481
825830012582