Almost everybody loves the long range 3-point shot in the NBA, but who makes up the five best from distance between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets?
By Skylar Darel
The three point field goal is quickly becoming the most popular form of offense in the NBA. Seeing sharpshooters like Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Kawhi Leonard light it up from behind the arc brings fans and casual viewers alike, in a heightened sense of excitement and anticipation.
Who are the best three point shooters in New York basketball? The New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets both rank in the bottom ten in the NBA in three point percentage– the Knicks are 23rd, the Nets 27th. To be fair, each side ranks in the bottom ten in field goals attempted– the Knicks, again, in 23rd, the Nets 28th.
A disparity in three pointers made and attempted, however, doesn’t necessarily mean that there aren’t some fine three point marksman between the two teams. Here are our picks for the best three point shooters in New York Basketball. For this list, we’ll be considering career statistics, as well as the 2015-16 NBA season.