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Franchise Milestone Watch Added to Basketball Reference

Posted by Mike Lynch on December 12, 2018

We have added a new tool the Frivolities section of Basketball Reference: The Franchise Milestone Watch. This new tool will allow you to quickly select any active franchise and see if any players are approaching franchise records or are due to pass someone in the franchise record books. We are currently tracking most box score stats in this tool, with separate lists for the regular season and playoffs.

As you'll notice, for franchises that have played in both the ABA and the NBA, we are combining stats from both leagues, as those franchises generally do for the sake of their records.

Perhaps the most interesting approaching franchise milestone is that Russell Westbrook enters tonight's game needing just seven points to pass Kevin Durant for second-most in Thunder/Sonics franchise history. He's also likely to pass Gary Payton before the end of the season.

In addition to this tool for franchises, we also still have our NBA Milestone Watch frivolity, where you can see that LeBron James needs fewer than 500 more points to pass Michael Jordan for fourth-place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

One Response to “Franchise Milestone Watch Added to Basketball Reference”

  1. Dale McDaniel Says:

    This is an Awesome tool. It's such a huge advantage to know when these milestones are present as it is for the teams to know when history is on the horizon. It becomes inevitable motivation for a team or individual on the day of such occurrence to go out and kick butt. Thank you for adding this to the plethora of statistics. I find it quite useful.