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  • #1232466
    armchairgm
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    Top 5 3pt Shooters in NBA History? Mine are:

    1. Steph Curry
    2.Kyle Korver
    3. Klay Thompson
    4. Ray Allen
    5. Reggie Miller

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  • #1232474
    canadabasketballisrising
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    the disrespect to drazen is unreal.

    Curry has to be one
    Drazen is my two
    Ray Allen
    Klay
    Reggie Miller

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  • #1232477
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    Dazzling Dunks and Basketball Bloopers
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    Curry, Klay, Ray Allen, and Korver have to be in there. I’d probably put Peja slightly ahead of Miller. Miller was more known for the clutch threes, but Peja shot such a remarkable percentage for such a high volume 3 point shooter throughout his career.

    Drazen Petrovich played in a different era and didn’t really shoot a lot of whole lot of threes. He shot a high percentage but on a low volume relative to today’s players.

    Steve Kerr actually has the highest all-time 3 point percentage for an entire career. However, virtually he shot a very low volume and virtually all of his attempts were wide open spot up looks.

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  • #1232480
    armchairgm
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    Drazen, Peja, and Kerr would all be in my Top 10.

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  • #1232488
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    sniper
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    Depends on what you mean by “top.”

    Here are top 5 by regular-season three-pointers made: Allen, Miller, Curry, Korver, Harden.
    Here are top 5 by playoff three-pointers made: Curry, Allen, Thompson, James, Ginobili. (Miller is 6th, Korver is 15th).

    Here are top 5 by regular-season career percentage: Kerr, SETH Curry, Hubert Davis, Duncan Robinson, Petrovic. (STEPH Curry is 6th, Korver 12th, Thompson 14th).
    Here are top 5 by playoff career percentage: Bob Hansen, Raja Bell, Matt Bullard, BJ Armstrong, Mike Dunleavy Jr. (Thompson is 25th and Curry is 45th).

    My take on all this: Curry is far and away the greatest three-point shooter of all time. Ray Allen is #2. Reggie Miller is #3. I wasn’t going to include Korver, but he’s the only guy besides Curry so high up in terms of both 3s made and %. That’s really impressive, he’s my #4. For #5 I’m ignoring the numbers and choosing Larry Bird. He is in the 200s when it comes to regular-season 3s made. But if you’re old enough to have watched the NBA in the 80s, Bird legitimized the 3 at a time when many coaches considered it a gimmick. He’s the first player whose highlight reels are full of 3s. So I give him credit as kind of the originator.

    I think in a couple years Harden will have to make the list, not only because he will probably wind up #2 all-time in made 3s, but because he basically invented a new way to shoot them and a new standard for when they are a good shot,.

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  • #1232490
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    I think JJ Redick at least warrants a mention here as well

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