Statistical Minimums to Qualify For NBA League Leaders

Statistical Minimums to Qualify For NBA League Leaders
CategoryMinimums
SCORING: Player must play 70% of his team's games (58 in 82-game season)*
REBOUNDS: Player must play 70% of his team's games (58 in 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 play 70% of his team's games (58 in 82-game season)*
STEALS: Player must play 70% of his team's games (58 in 82-game season)*
BLOCKED SHOTS: Player must play 70% of his team's games (58 in 82-game season)*
MINUTES: Player must play 70% of his team's games (58 in 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: 70% 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
1 1 4 2 1
2 2 8 4 2
3 3 11 5 3
4 3 15 7 4
5 4 19 8 5
6 5 22 10 6
7 5 26 11 7
8 6 30 13 8
9 7 33 14 9
10 7 37 16 10
11 8 41 17 11
12 9 44 19 12
13 10 48 20 13
14 10 52 22 14
15 11 55 23 15
16 12 59 25 16
17 12 63 26 17
18 13 66 28 18
19 14 70 29 19
20 14 74 31 20
21 15 77 33 21
22 16 81 34 22
23 17 85 36 23
24 17 88 37 24
25 18 92 39 25
26 19 96 40 26
27 19 99 42 27
28 20 103 43 28
29 21 107 45 29
30 21 110 46 30
31 22 114 48 31
32 23 118 49 32
33 24 121 51 33
34 24 125 52 34
35 25 129 54 35
36 26 132 55 36
37 26 136 57 37
38 27 140 58 38
39 28 143 60 39
40 28 147 61 40
41 29 150 63 41
42 30 154 65 42
43 31 158 66 43
44 31 161 68 44
45 32 165 69 45
46 33 169 71 46
47 33 172 72 47
48 34 176 74 48
49 35 180 75 49
50 35 183 77 50
51 36 187 78 51
52 37 191 80 52
53 38 194 81 53
54 38 198 83 54
55 39 202 84 55
56 40 205 86 56
57 40 209 87 57
58 41 213 89 58
59 42 216 90 59
60 42 220 92 60
61 43 224 93 61
62 44 227 95 62
63 45 231 97 63
64 45 235 98 64
65 46 238 100 65
66 47 242 101 66
67 47 246 103 67
68 48 249 104 68
69 49 253 106 69
70 49 257 107 70
71 50 260 109 71
72 51 264 110 72
73 52 268 112 73
74 52 271 113 74
75 53 275 115 75
76 54 279 116 76
77 54 282 118 77
78 55 286 119 78
79 56 290 121 79
80 56 293 122 80
81 57 297 124 81
82 58 300 125 82