When it comes to hitting threes, some excel at it better than others. These are the players that when they need to perform in the clutch come through and bring it home for their team. There is just something exciting about seeing a player hit one beyond the arc and know that they are a […]
When it comes to hitting threes, some excel at it better than others. These are the players that when they need to perform in the clutch come through and bring it home for their team. There is just something exciting about seeing a player hit one beyond the arc and know that they are a master at their art. These players are the heart and soul of their team and taking a look at their ability to hit a three pointer will be the focus of this article. Let’s take a look at a few of the players that have made a name in the NBA.
When you hear the name Jason Terry you may ask your self, is he still around? The fact of the matter is that he is in fact still around and in fact is doing better than ever in terms of hitting the long shot. He is third in the all-time leading three point shooting. With a total of 2,171 three pointers and an average of 38% it is no wonder that he has become such a powerhouse at hitting the long shot when it is needed.
Mike Miller is a name that has been heard in a lot of locker rooms in the NBA, starting his career at Memphis after coming out of the draft, Miller showed that he was good at hitting three pointers and while he has been shifted from one team to another, the fact of the matter remains that he is one of the top ten three point shooters still active in the NBA.
Coming into the NBA along with Vince Carter can add a little bit of drama for a player as you are talking about two of the best three point shooters to come out of that years draft. Pierce has seen a bit of a slump and has yet to actually take the court for this current season. In 2001-02, he had a stellar year as he hit a total of 210 of his career 2,128 three pointers. The overall average has been steady and as such he still has a lot left in him when he actually does hit the court for the Clippers this season.
This is another player that when he came to the NBA, big things were expected and as a result, he delivered on these expectations. At 40 years of age, he currently is playing for the Memphis Grizzlies and in his 11 games he has played has managed to hit 18 from long range. These bombs is why he is at #3 on the all time three point shooter list.
Curry is one of those players that is making waves in the NBA, being on the all time three pointer list at #18 is not bad when you look at the fact that he has only been in the league for a total of seven years. In this time he has managed to hit 1,644 from downtown. This has him on pace to hold the #1 spot soon for the number of total three pointers of all time. There is no doubt that Curry has a hall of fame spot waiting on him when he retires.
These are a few of the players that have managed to make a name for themselves when it comes to hitting the long shot. While there are others that have managed to make a name in the NBA, these are the ones that have had the most success as of late. Some of these will never reach legend status, while others have surpassed greatness and are making their own name in the NBA,