Mavericks: Could Seth Curry be the greatest 3-point shooter ever?

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Seth Curry (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry is an outstanding 3-point shooter. Could he go down as the best in NBA history? He is closer than you think.

The Dallas Mavericks brought back Seth Curry on a four-year deal in July 2019. He had his breakout season in Dallas. Curry missed the entire following year after having surgery for a stress reaction in his leg. Then, he inked a free agent deal with the Portland Trail Blazers and proved he was healthy before coming back to the Mavs.

The 29-year-old has four seasons and 251 career games under his belt. The sample size for his career is plenty big on all statistics.

Curry is one of the NBA’s best shooters. He is hitting a career-high 45.3 percent from 3-point range this season. Could Curry go down as the best shooter ever? Let us take a look.

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3-point percentage

Seth Curry is taking a career-high in threes per game this season at 5.1. His percentage continues to rise. From Dec. 1 forward, Curry hit 47.3 percent of his 3-pointers. He is a key element in the success of the Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis pick and roll. Curry spotting up from beyond the arc adds a pinch of additional floor spacing for the Mavericks to score easily.

The Mavericks guard has improved his career mark to 44.3 percent. That the second-best percentage in NBA history. Only Steve Kerr tops him. Kerr sank 45.4 percent of his career.

If Seth Curry could top that number would he be considered the best 3-point shooter ever? Let us take a closer look.

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