Rewriting the record books: 3-point shooters
In this article we are going to take a look at some shooters who are having great seasons and are probably going to rewrite their team record books. Setting and breaking records is a popular subject for every NBA blog and message board but it doesn’t get old.
Shawne Williams 0.545 (36/66)
Shawne wasn’t known as a good shooter until this season but he has been a great one so far this year. Of course some may say that he is having one of those fluke starts and that he isn’t as good as it looks now and only time will tell if it’s true but for now he is on a pace to set a Knicks all-time record for single season 3-pt percentage.
Matt Bonner 0.504 (60/119)
Bonner has been one of the best shooters among big men for many years but this season it seems like he has improved even more. He has never made more than 44% of his threes in a whole season but this year he is making them at a 50% clip. It looks like he is going to set a personal and franchise record this year if he keeps it up. 3-pointer is his niche – almost 70% of his points come from beyond the 3-point line.
Ray Allen 0.451 (93/206)
Ray is not just a 3-point specialist – he gets less than 40% of his points from shooting (and making) 3-pointers. However besides being a really good scorer Allen has always been known best for being one of the greatest shooters of all-time. This year he shoots 3-pointers very well and he is on a pace to break the franchise record for a single season 3-pt percentage set by Eddie House in 2008-09 (0.444).
Mike Bibby 0.463 (95/205)
Mike has a 38% 3-point percentage for his career and he has been a very persistent shooter over the years. It seems that his shooting touch has improved with age. Bibby shoots a lot of threes (4.6 a game) and stills makes them at a very high rate. Mike has remained a very persistent shooter this year too – he has made 95 threes in 45 games but not more than 4 in a single game.