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“Steph is first, everybody else is way down the list” – JJ Redick ranks Stephen Curry number one as he discusses the Top 5 shooters in NBA history with Draymond Green



Stephen Curry strongly claims to be considered the best scorer of all time in NBA, already exceeds Ray Allen for the highest three-pointers in the regular season and playoffs. Curry’s status as the top scorer can be undeniable, perhaps the easiest choice when choosing the top five.

Draymond Green a former NBA scorer recently asked JJ Redick, now an ESPN analyst, for Redick’s top five during appearances on “The Draymond Green Show.”

In response, Redick said:

“Oh, that’s easy. Steph is first. Everyone else is lower on my list. No special order, the other four, it’s Klay (Thompson), Kyle Korver, Ray Allen, Reggie Miller. For me, they’re guys.”

“Because when we talk about great shooters, I don’t want to belittle the previous iteration of the 3-point shooter from the ’80s or’ 90s. But those guys didn’t shoot the shots we make today. .So, yeah, a guy like Tim Legler, a great shooter.He hit, I think, 55.6% one year to lead the league.But he didn’t shoot Klay he shot.He doesn’t shoot the shot that Kyle Korver shot.And it’s not hit Tim. It was a different game and the game evolved. “

Redick was a flawless shooter, scoring 1,950 out of 4,704 shots (41.5 percent) while playing in various teams in a career spanning from 2006 to 2021, so he has a good idea of ​​what a great shooter looks like.

By numbers: how good a shooter is Stephen Curry?

Stephen Curry from Golden State Warriors shoots against Furkan Korkmaz from Philadelphia 76ers
Stephen Curry from Golden State Warriors shoots against Furkan Korkmaz from Philadelphia 76ers

Stephen Curry, with 18,913 points, is the leading scorer in Golden State history after surpassing the total number of center Wilt Chamberlain last season (17,783 as a warrior; 31,419 in his NBA career).

On his way to breaking that record, which has been in force since 1965, so many of his points came from outside the arc. Curry scored 2,924 triples in his career. Chamberlain played in the era before the threesome, not that an imposing big man would take many, if there were any.

In three of Curry’s 13 seasons, he scored more threes than two points. This season, he scored 92 three-pointers compared to 63 shots from the perimeter.

Most games with nine three-pointers in NBA history: Stephen Curry – 38 Stephen Curry since April – 10 James Harden & Damian Lillard – 9

Several statistics show Curry’s shooting ability, but perhaps most impressive was his 402 three-pointers scored in the 2015-16 season. Let’s see how great a shooter he is, only two players in the history of the league have scored 300 plus three in one season. Curry did it three times, while James Harden reached a turning point once.

Even with the ridiculous number of attempts Curry makes outside the arc, he has never shot below 40% in an entire season. (Kari played only five games in the 2019-20 season after breaking a bone in his left arm.)

Curry, who has twice been MVP, has another caliber MVP season, averaging 28.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game, while shooting 41.8% off port.

Edited by Joseph Schiefelbein