Although Warriors 'Baby-Faced Assassin' had a subpar season almost recording career lows in the number of games (51; he recorded 26 in 2011-12) and three-point percentage (42.3%; he shot 41.1% during the 2016-17 season) he still remains undisputed ruler of NBA shooting statistical lists:
- this season he led the League with amazing 67.5% true shooting percentage improving his league-best from the last year (66.9%) - he is the most accurate three-point shooter among all active players (43.6%) and 4th in the NBA history (43.6%)
- he is the most accurate free-throw shooter this season (92.1%), among all active players (90.3%) and 3rd in the NBA history (90.3%)
So far, during the Western Conference finals clash with the rising Houston Rockets, Steph wasn't his usual self, making just 15 out of 46 three-point attempts, which amounts for subpar 32.6%. But over the years he has regularly shown the tendency to rise to the occasion.
Also, in case you forgot, Steph's regular-season three-point total each of his recent seasons outnumbers the three-point total of the most NBA teams throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
Already next season, if Curry knocks down 154 triples, which should be subpar for a player who hit 166 triples already in his rookie campaign, he should jump on the 3rd place of the prestigious NBA all-time three-point field goal list, trailing only Ray Allen (2973) and Reggie Miller (2560).
Moreover, having the ability to knock down the jumper from the distances beyond 26 feet from the basket, he is the main reason why the League front office is strongly considering to introduce the four-point line, most likely at the 28-30 feet distance from the basket.
Marjan Crnogaj is BN contributor and the author of the book ‘Drazen – The Years of the Dragon’ which can be found here.