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  1. #1
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    Is Stephen Curry the best young 3 Point Shooter the game has seen?

    Just some comps for everyone....through the age of 25


    He has the most 3 pointers made (905) at a .440 shooting rate

    Second most made at that age was Ben Gordon at 770 who had a .415 percentage

    Ray Allen had 699 at a .400 percentage

    Daniel Gibson had a .416 rate, but had only made 522

    Reggie Miller came to the NBA a little older, so through the age of 25, had 421 3 pointers made and a .383 percentage

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    he'll probably go down as that

    but i still like to have a larger body of work ,so i'll side with someone like a nash,korver or ray over him for now.
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    His 2 year stretch is unrivaled IMO. I say that with almost zero hesitation.

    7+ 3PA per game on 42%+ shooting has only happened 4 times ever. He's done it in consecutive years now. Ray and Dennis Scott the only two ever to mix that volume with efficiency (Ray had a 41% season, worth noting since 42% is quite arbitrary).

    No reason to shy away from it. He does so much of it off the dribble too, making it all the more impressive.
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    Did you just answer your own question in the OP jeffy? lol.

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    I'm 25. Hes the best young shooter I can ever remember seeing.

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    What's Korver's numbers at 25?

    Best at his age - quite possibly, but I'd still take Korver.

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    He has a shot to be the best 3pt shooter of all time

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    No. Too early to determine that in terms of all around career. But if he continues shooting the way he has, no doubt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snakeyestx View Post
    What's Korver's numbers at 25?

    Best at his age - quite possibly, but I'd still take Korver.
    Well through first five years Korver was 734 makes at .406%. vs. 905 at 44%. Korver's best year in his first 5 years in terms of 3pt accuracy doesn't hit Curry's average. Even on the per 36 minute numbers Korver was behind, but barely (2.6 makes per 36 minutes for Korver, 2.7 for Curry).

    I always thought of Korver as more of a catch and shoot 3pt shooter than Steph who reminds me of being more in that ray Allen or Reggie Miller, being able to create his own shot.

    But a pretty amazing career so far.. Already has 2 of the top 4 seasons in 3pters made. 3rd all time in 3pt%. Another season like his last two would push him top 50 all time already, ahead of guys like Iverson, Gary Payton, Michael Redd, Artest, and Sheed, and just behind guys like Starks, Dennis Scott, and Derek Fisher.

    I know the game has changed, but wow.

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    I don't think it's fair to compare Curry and Korver. Curry is the best player on his team and gets targeted. Korver is a spot up shooter who won't draw as much attention. Curry is by far the best shooter at this point. While Korver has a higher percentage, the volume taken and percentage is insane.

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    How does Peja compare? He was probably the sharpest shooter I remember. Just wasn't as good a player as these other guys.

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    Yes, because he doesn't need a screen to get his shot off and still shooting at a super high 3pt percentage. He bust off the crossover, so yes IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snakeyestx View Post
    What's Korver's numbers at 25?

    Best at his age - quite possibly, but I'd still take Korver.
    At 25, he had 623 made on .413 shooting

    So less made, and a worse percentage...but that's really influenced by his rookie season

    Since turning 25, Korver has a .434 rate on 1017 makes

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    Oddly enough, at only 25.....Curry is already in the top 100 all time in 3's made (96th actually...btw, Durant is 98th)....but he's shot quite a few more considering he came in at 19 (.377 percentage)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AIverson View Post
    How does Peja compare? He was probably the sharpest shooter I remember. Just wasn't as good a player as these other guys.
    Peja had 585 on .385 shooting

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