By Lewis Gould
Sixers newbie Tobias Harris is on the verge of joining the 50/40/90 club.
He is currently shooting 49.6 percent from the field, 43.4 percent from three, and 87.7 percent from the line.
Thus, it’s not quite going to make the cut if we’re going by the textbook definition of the rare feat.
Only seven players in NBA history have entered the exclusive 50-40-90 club.
Only Steve Nash (with a whopping four seasons) and Larry Bird (with two) have accomplished this in multiple seasons. The most recent entrant in this list is Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, who did it in his historic 2015-16 unanimous MVP season.
Despite having a career year yet again, Harris was dealt for the second straight time mid-way through the season. The Clippers traded the 26-year-old forward in a multi-player deal to the Sixers, just as the Detroit Pistons traded Harris, who was then having his career year at the time, to the Clippers last season.