Three-Year Peaks

Below, you can see the peak scores for every NBA player from the modern era, which dates back to the 1973-74 campaign when we can first start calculating TPA. Peak scores are defined as the highest cumulative TPA earned by a player in three consecutive seasons:

Keep a couple caveats in mind:

  • If the date range is longer than three years, it’s because a player was either out of the league or sitting out an entire season with an injury. We’re looking at three consecutive NBA seasons in terms of listed experience from each player, which doesn’t necessarily have to occur during a three-year span.
  • Be careful with players from the early ’70s, as we can’t calculate TPA prior to 1974. This automatically disadvantages contributors whose careers included pre-modern-era seasons, as their peaks could have been cut off or come earlier than these calculations allow.
  • Evaluate with caution when players have negative peaks, since a worse score doesn’t necessarily mean the man in question was worse. It’s harder to deviate from zero when you’re playing minimal minutes or only suiting up for a single season.