Money Shots: Basketball’s 20 Greatest Shooters of All Time

August 5th, 2010 by Adrian Vicente Leave a reply »
Want to know who's really the greatest NBA shooter of all time? Look no further.

The criteria to qualify for the discussion is as such:

Players must have in their career:
-Played three professional seasons (246 games).
-Averaged at least 25 minutes per game.
-Attempted at least 10 field goal attempts per game.
-Shot at least 80 percent from the free throw line.

Right off the top, these criteria ruled out terrific shooters who were more of the "specialist" variety—Steve Kerr, Kyle Korver, Craig Hodges, Jason Kapono, and so forth.

Also out are the great "streak" shooters whose free-throw percentages were closer to average, despite their impressive rates from long range (Dale Ellis, Wesley Person, Vince Carter, Mike Miller, etc.).

What about the guys who didn't shoot enough? Sorry, John Stockton, but at just nine field goal attempts per game, you're out too.

Despite incredible starts, Stephen Curry, OJ Mayo and Eric Gordon simply haven't been in the league long enough to make any all-time list. They're on their way though.

After weeding out a huge chunk of people, I placed heav ...

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