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The 10 best shooters of this NBA decade. Where does Golden State Warriors players rank ?

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ESPN staff writer Kirk Goldsberry has named the top 10 best shooters of this NBA decade.

The list is lead by Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry as Kevin Durant follows the Warriors star. Third comes Lebron James and another Golden State Warriors star, Klay Thompson, is fourth.

“In a decade that we’ll remember for its 3-point awakening, Curry was the alarm clock,” says Goldsberry.

“Curry’s 3s were tough,” Goldsberry continued. “No one has attempted more triples since 2013-14 — the first year we have full player-tracking data via Second Spectrum — and only four players took more difficult attempts when accounting for shot quality and defender distance.

“The gap between Curry’s expected eFG (49.6%) and actual eFG (64.0%) on 3s is greater than any other player’s.”

The full top 10 list is as follows 

  1. Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
  2. Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets)
  3. LeBron James (LA Lakers)
  4. Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)
  5. James Harden (Houston Rockets)
  6. Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)
  7. Chris Paul (Oklahoma City Thunder)
  8. Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
  9. JJ Redick (New Orleans Pelicans)
  10. Kyle Korver (Milwaukee Bucks)

via NBCSports

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