This list will be going off of a players efficiency, range, effectiveness, and reliability. Additionally, the list will be going off how clutch a player is and accolades because of their shooting.
Honorable Mention: JJ Redick
JJ is one of the league's best three-point shooting veteran. He is always a threat to score. Even at the age of 35 JJ shot 45% from three (3rd best) and hit 2.9 three-pointers a game (top 20). He is a quality bench player and will always be known for his three-point shot.
10. Luka Doncic
Luka has a lethal step back jumper. The arc he has on the ball gives it a great chance to go in. Luka is clutch and is one of the players you want on your team when the clock is winding down. What prevents Luka from being higher on this list is that he shoots 31.3% from three which is below league average. Hopefully, Luka can get that number closer to 40% and become deadly from deep.
9. Davis Bertans
Bertans really emerged as a great role player after being traded from San Antonio. The Wizards have given him the green light to shoot at will. Bertans is 5th in three-point shooting (3.7) and 7th in three-point shooting percentage (42.4%), including hitting 7 three pointers against the 76ers. Bertans has a beautiful form and jumps high before shooting to avoid blocks. Bertans can shoot off balance and has proven to be clutch. Bertans also performed top 3 in the three-point shooting contest.
8. Devin Booker
Booker earned his first All-star appearance and finished top 3 in the three-point shooting contest. Booker has a smooth form and has proven to be deadly on the court. Also, no one can forget his 70 point game against the Celtics. Booker isn't higher on the list because he does not even rank in the top 50 for three-pointers made a game, averaging only 2.0.
7. Trae Young
Trae can launch it from distance. His range is the second best in the NBA (behind Curry). Trae competed in the three-point contest, but posted a poor score of 15 and did not reach the top 3. Trae is 8th in three-pointers made (3.4), and can hit shots all the way from the logo. However, he also misses a lot of shots from the logo. Trae is inconsistent and airballs frequently (the most embarrassing shot in all of basketball).
6. Duncan Robinson
Duncan Robinson has a role on the Heat. He's a shooter. He helps the Heat go on long runs. For example, when the Heat played the Hawks the Heat went on a 22-0 run, where Robinson finished the game with 10 three-point field goals. Robinson's got a great three-point shot with great arc. Duncan is 4th in three-pointers (3.7) made and three-point percentage (44.8). He is a key part of the Heat's surprising success.
5. Buddy Hield
Buddy Hield is a quality starter in this league. There is no reason he should be benched. Hield can shoot the ball extremely well and makes an average of 3.8 threes per game (3rd in the NBA). Even off the bench Hield is consistent. When playing the Timberwolves Hield scored 42 points including scoring 20 points in the 4th quarter (6-6 from three). Hield makes it this high because he won the three-point contest this year. Beating players like Trae Young, Duncan Robinson, Zach LaVine, Davis Bertans, Joe Harris, and Devin Booker.
4. Klay Thompson
Klay has the best shooting form in the NBA. Its very clean. He has a very steady shooting hand and can get hot very easily. Klay holds the record for most three-pointers in a game with 14. Klay also holds the record for the most points scored in a quarter, with 37. Klay can shoot off the dribble as well as catch and shoot. He even won the three-point contest in 2016. However, Klay's range is limited, defenders won't guard him from the logo and that stops him from being higher on this list.
3. Damian Lillard
Dame has range. Defenders will guard him from the logo because he can hit from there. Dame averages 3.9 threes per game (2nd in the NBA) and shoots close to 40%. Dame also has the clutch gene. He has hit 2 shots to win a series (both from way behind the three-point line) and has scored 50 points or more 9 times. Lillard is by far the biggest scoring threat on the Blazers. Yet, he can consistently score 4 threes a game.
2. James Harden
Even though his shooting percentage is average Harden averages the most three-pointers made per game (4.4). Harden's step back is famous. If Harden has a mismatch and takes them 1v1 its almost a guarantee three-pointer. Harden's step back was so deadly that defenders had to come up with a new way to guard him. Defenders would have to block up his left hand (shooting hand) so that he wouldn't take step back jumpers. Because of Harden's jumper he averages the most points in the league with 34.4.
1. Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry can do it all. He has range, consistency, and has won the three-point contest. Steph is the best shooter of all-time. He has broken the record for most three-pointers made in a season multiple times and his current record of 402 threes in a season seems unbreakable. Steph's career three-point percentage is 43%. The league average is 35%. Defenders will guard Steph from half court and always have to keep a hand up. Steph's quick release helps him avoid blocks. His quick release also helps him have more rotation on the ball which gives the ball a higher chance to go in. Stephen Curry should be the unanimous best shooter on any list.
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