Shooters shoot. Sure, that's a figure of speech, but that's the sentiment in the NBA these days. Teams want their best shooters to get up as many quality 3s as possible.
We will examine several factors when discussing the top five shooters this year. Elite 3-point shooting combines accuracy, shot creation ability, range, shooting versatility (catch and shoot, off the dribble, shooting on the move, contested shooting), volume, and confidence. With these factors in mind, let's look at the most lethal marksmen this year.
Does Duncan Robinson rank among the top 3-point shooters in the NBA this season?
1. Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors
Stats: 43.1% on 11.7 3PA
Of course, this is where Steph Curry lands. There's no doubt that he's the best shooter today, seeing that he's the greatest shooter of all time. Look at the 3-point volume. No one else is attempting ten per game, and Curry is approaching 12 attempts per game. More shots equals more makes for Curry. Shooting 43% on that type of volume is bonkers.
Adding the difficulty of these shots in the equation makes the results even more mind-boggling. There isn't a three Curry isn't comfortable taking. As soon as he steps on the floor, he's in range. He can cook you off the dribble or run around Warriors screens waiting for a Draymond dime to arrive. Chef Curry can serve it to you any way you want it.