Steph Curry has ranked in the 97th percentile for ‘points per shot attempt’ for 10 straight seasons, as opposed to Dame and Kyrie having done it just once.
Steph Curry is undoubtedly the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA. This is an irrefutable fact that cannot be denied by players are also, supposedly, in the conversation. Guys like Reggie Miller and Ray Allen have all admitted that the Golden State Warriors superstar is a one-of-one talent who has an ungodly knack of putting the ball in the basket.
Barring the 5 games he played in the 2019-20 season, Steph Curry has shot well over 40% from beyond the arc in every single season of his 12 year long NBA career. He’s even made the 50-40-90 club once, which was during his 2016 unanimous MVP season.
It’s safe to say that the 3x champ not only shoots it a high clip, but drains them at one as well. For instance, Rudy Gobert, as a big man, has the best true shooting percentage in NBA history at 66.2%. The fifth best true shooting percentage belongs to the ‘Human Torch’ himself at a whopping 62.6%.
Steph Curry ranks in the 97th percentile for ‘points per shot attempt’.
It’s quite clear that Steph Curry is one of the most efficient shooters and scorers the league has ever seen. However, if a few fans are still not convinced of this fact, a recent stat might help them reconsider their opinion.
According to ‘Cleaning the Glass, Curry has been ranking in the 97th percentile for ‘points per shot attempt’ for 10 straight seasons. This stat divides the total points scored by the shot attempts taken. To put this feat into perspective, Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving have done this merely once throughout their relatively long-tenured career.
Steph Curry has ranked in the 97th percentile or higher in ‘Points per shot attempt’ among NBA guards for 10 STRAIGHT SEASONS. That’s bonkers.
To put that in context: Kyrie & Dame have each done it just once in their careers.
— Draft Dummies (@DraftDummies) August 17, 2021
Sure, you can relate this to the fact that he takes many more threes than twos, giving the numerator of that equation a larger quantity than most stars in the league; but, it still goes to show just how efficient Steph Curry while shooting the basketball.