Andre Drummond, DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard are some of the most prolific rebounding and scoring players in their respective teams. Each of them is capable of scoring more than 10 points a game and grabbing 10 rebounds in a single game. Yet another thing that they have in common is that they are really poor free throw shooters.
So, we take a look at some of the worst free throw shooters in the history of the NBA.
Only players who have made at least 100 appearances in the NBA are considered.
10. Bill Russell (56.1%)
Russell is the only player in NBA history who has more NBA Championship rings than fingers. The leader of the Celtics Dynasty, he was one of the most accomplished defensive centres in the sport. He is second in all time rebounds scored and was a fairly reliable scorer, especially during the clutch moments of the game.
However, he wasn’t as well known for his field goals (at 44%, its on the lower side for the centre,) and he had a 56.1% accuracy, which is the among the lowest of free throw performances. Yet he was not as heavily fouled as rival Wilt Chamberlain.
Russell, whose accuracy is not as bad as the other people on the list, coupled with his incredible athleticism meant he was not fouled as much. Russell would convert 3148 of his 5614 Free throws over his career that led him to 11 Championships.