Philadelphia 76ers: Tobias Harris could be in the 50/40/90 club

Philadelphia 76ers, Tobias Harris (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers, Tobias Harris (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

The Philadelphia 76ers’ power forward Tobias Harris could in the 50/40/90 club.

There have been some elite shooters in NBA and WNBA history and now the Philadelphia 76ers have a player in Tobias Harris who has a legit chance to join that group. The players in that elite company are part of the 50/40/90 club.

The term “50/40/90 club” stands for players who have shot at least 50.0 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from the 3-point line, and 90.0 percent from the free throw line.

This is a rare and difficult feat to accomplish as eight NBA players and one WNBA player has accomplished this high shooting efficiency for a whole season. Larry Bird, Mark Price, Reggie Miller, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Malcolm Brogdon, and the WNBA’s Elena Delle Donne are the only players in this group, per Scott Allen of The Washington Post.

The Sixers’ Harris has a chance to join elite company.

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Outside of Price, Brogdon, and Delle Donne, the rest of the players on are either future Hall of Famers or currently in the Hall. Those three still have a shot of getting in at some point as well. That’s just to show how special of a player has to be in order to be in this group.

That being said, Harris has the opportunity to join them. After reuniting with Head coach Doc Rivers and having better floor spacing on the team as a whole, Harris has become one of the most efficient scorers in today’s game. This season he’s averaging 19.3 points on 51.7 percent shooting from the floor, 45.5 percent shooting on 3-pointers, and 90.3 percent shooting from the foul line.

All three shooting percentages are career highs for the power forward. The two areas where he doesn’t have a lot of room for error is his free throws and shots from the field. Still, Harris has shown to be making better decisions of when to score or pass this season, so there’s hope he can continue this hot shooting.

If this continues it’s another strong case for him making his first All-Star appearance this year. While it would be nice for him to have an All-Star game on his resume, having his name put along the greats in the 50/40/90 club is a much bigger accomplishment that he should aspire for.

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Harris probably won’t a future Hall of Famer like most in the 50/40/90 club, but if he could get in that elite group, it would be good for his career and for the Philadelphia 76ers as a whole this season.