Mar 23, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Detroit Pistons point guard Jose Calderon (8) shoots a three point shot against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Best Three Point Shooters In The NBA

Who leads the NBA in three point field goal percentage?

For players that have attempted at least 50 three pointers, the winner is….Jose Calderon!  (Data from here.)

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Calderon forgets which team he plays for and almost goes into the Toronto Raptors’ locker room

Trying to argue with Joey Crawford is like trying to have a romantic candlelight dinner with a Komodo dragon — just don’t do it, Jose!
  • First of all, Calderon has not taken nearly as many threes as the other two players — this is because NBA Stats differentiates between Current-Detroit-Piston-Jose-Calderon, and Former-Toronto-Raptor-Jose-Calderon.  Even with the Raptors, Calderon was a good three point shooter, attempting 184 threes and making 42.8% of them — by comparison, Ray Allen has made 43% of his threes this season. But since Jose Calderon has been with the Pistons, he has been red-hot from the three-point line.
  • Stephen Curry is a ridiculous shooter.  He has attempted the most three pointers (537!) of anybody in the league this year.  The other two players that have attempted the most three pointers are Ryan Anderson (519) and Klay Thompson (492).  However, Anderson and Thompson (isn’t it amazing that the Golden State Warriors have two of the three players that have attempted the most three pointers this year?) shoot 38.5% and 39.6%, respectively.  Curry shoots at 45.3%.  Basically he takes more threes than anybody else (many times these threes have a high degree of difficulty) and shoots a ridiculously efficient percentage.  Steph Curry is an amazing talent.
  • There are two things you need to know about Kyle Korver.  One, he looks like Ashton Kutcher (everybody knows this).  And two, he is a lethal three point shooter, as the Boston Celtics found out this season.

Surprisingly difficult to tell them apart…


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