Could Curry-Thompson-Barnes be the best shooting trio of all time?
I believe Curry-Thompson-Barnes will eventually become the most feared shooting trio in the league and possibly all time.
Anyone also come across that thought?
That be one bold statement for one of your first posts...Ill say this though.That's one hell of a trio that Golden State will have to build around...
They made the second round of the playoffs so far and none of those guys have hit their prime,yet.
Bold it may be, but one difference that could play a important factor in the long run which I believe would play in the trios advantage is the strong professional surrounding from such an early time of their careers. Both Stephen & Klay come from NBA families and Barnes with his mature attitude and professional personality, under the professional influence and guidance of Mark Jackson (HOF-PG 17 yrs NBA career), who I believe is a smart/player's coach, will let the players play but yet at a controlled pace and most importantly team chemistry will be unique. The trio can be something special, lets hope they reach potential.
i feel like when golden state had jrich, dunleavy, arenas, jamison, they were a better shooting team.
i think you overrate barnes' mid range game.
They aren't even the best on the warriors ever.........Run TMC......Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, and Chris Mullin.......
Hardaway- 39MPG 23PPG 10APG 4RPG 2.5SPG 48%FG 39%3PT 80%FT
Richmond- 39MPG 24PPG 3APG 6RPG 1.5SPG 49%FG 35%3PT 85%FT
Mullin- 40MPG 26PPG 4APG 5RPG 2SPG 54%FG 37%3PT 88%FT
That will be pretty damn tough to trump statistically though that team only won 44 games. Team had no inside presence and this was the last time the league had a plethora of dominant centers.
Only time will tell
I don't know about the trio being the best all-time but I do know this, if Curry can stay relatively healthy for his career, he'll take all the 3pt records from Ray Allen.
Stephen has taken the mantle from Nash as the best shooter alive- Alltime, better as Allen, Bird, Reggie, Nash, maybe, he has to stay healthy. As for Barnes, I am a fan since his junior year, he won a game at the Nike global challenge, that was jordanesque and I still believe deeply that he will be an allstarplayer and a great shooter. Thompson is a wonderful shooter, could he be trusted, that jury is still out.
With the trio plus Lee, Bogut and the return of Rush along with expiring contracts in Jefferson and Biedrins in 2014, quite a bright future.
Hope GSW can work out a trade package based on exp. contracts for Andre Iguodola, his defensive ability and knowledge would benefit the warriors team defense as a whole. Take Barnes under his wing and be the force on the fast break and leave trailing shooters in Curry, Thompson or Rush with wide open shots will be a enjoying style of Basketball to watch. Defensively, With Bogut Rush and Iguodola on the same team says potential.
I hope they let Jack go if the price is too high and seek via FA for a slashing guard with passing ability but can also get to the rim (Udrih type of player).
I agree. That being said I have to give a shout out to the best shooter that everyone forgets about; Mark Price.
IMO he deserves mention with the Allen's, Miller's, Bird's, and Nash's of the world. 52.6 FG%, 44.1 3PT%, 90.1 FT% in 1989. Ridiculous 94.7 FT% in 1992 and 94.8 FT% in 1993. And career averages of 47.2 FG%, 40.2 3PT% and 90.4 FT%.
Maybe one day. As of now I'll probably give that title to Steve Nash-Michael Finley-Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas from 2001 to 2004.
2001: Nowitzki - 21.8 PPG, 47.4 FG%, 38.7 3PT%, 83.8 FT% Finley - 21.5 PPG, 45.8 FG%, 34.6 3PT%, 77.5 FT% Nash - 15.6 PPG, 48.7 FG%, 40.6 3PT%, 89.5 FT%
2002: Nowitzki - 23.4 PPG, 47.7 FG%, 39.7 3PT%, 85.3 FT% Finley - 20.6 PPG, 46.3 FG%, 33.9 3PT%, 83.7 FT% Nash - 17.9 PPG, 48.3 FG%, 45.5 3PT%, 88.7 FT%
Probably their best shooting year, combined for: 61.9 PPG, 47.4 FG%, 40.5 3PT%, 85.8 FT%.
2003: Nowitzki - 25.1 PPG, 46.3 FG%, 37.9 3PT%, 88.1 FT% Finley - 19.3 PPG, 42.5 FG%, 37 3PT%, 86.1 FT% Nash - 17.7 PPG, 46.5 FG%, 41.3 3PT%, 90.9 FT%
2004: Nowitzki - 21.8 PPG, 46.2 FG%, 34.1 3PT%, 87.7 FT% Finley - 18.6 PPG, 44.3 FG%, 40.5 3PT%, 85 FT% Nash - 14.5 PPG, 47 FG%, 40.5 3PT%, 91.6 FT%
95/96 Bulls boasted these 4 shooters
Michael Jordan - .495 % FG /.427% 3 pt /84% FT
Scottie Pippen - .46% FG/ .374% 3 pt/ 68% FT
Toni Kukoc - .49% FG/ .403% 3 pt/ 77% FT
Steve Kerr - .506% FG / .515% 3 pt / .929 % FT
This was one of the best teams in NBA history and shooting was a big part of that. 4 guys shooting between 37% and 52% from 3 all with over 200 attempts.
I compared them to Run-TMC a while back in terms of three good wing players. This team is going to be scary for the next 7 years, that's for sure though
The Warriors have an amazing future! Curry will certainly be an All Star this coming season after getting snubbed this year. Granted he really picked it up closer to the end of the year. Also, bring back a healthy David Lee and a Harrison Barnes that has a year under his belt, and they could be scary good. Hope they can keep Jarret Jack in the off season. One other very important piece is that they will have two huge expiring deals next year with Richard Jefferson (10.1 million) and Andris Biedrins (9 million) both in the last year of the contracts. If they could bring back ANY value with either of those two, they could really be a team to fear in the West.
Not the best of all time but I always thought Nash, Q-Rich, and Joe Johnson during the 04-05 season in Phoenix was up there.
also, the heat right now...
allen 45% fg and a 41% 3p
better shooting than the warriors.