NBA Fantasy Basketball FG Shooting Leaders

NBA Fantasy Basketball FG Shooting Leaders

 

The King of the Threes

 

While Stephen Curry has been getting all the credit this year as the three point king, it is interesting to learn that he is in fact not the most efficient three point shooter out there.  While he ranks 5th on the list as far as efficiency for players who have shot at least 30 threes so far this season.  This is important since the three pointer is the most valuable stat in Fanpicks scoring.  However, missing a three does not cost a player any fantasy points so it is much more valuable to have Stephen Curry throwing up a a ridiculous number of three pointers compared to Kawhi Leonard, who may be slightly more efficient, but only attempts a third of the shots.

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Overall Shot Percentage

 

We can assess players based on their overall shot percentage instead of just threes alone.  You notice here that Centers dominate this list as they rarely attempt any long shots and remain in the paint.  The big surprise here is DeAndre Jordan, who is widely known for his inability to make free throws, actually has the second best shot percentage in the NBA.  What he lacks in free throw ability, he more than makes up for with defensive prowess and shots in the paint.  Tony Parker and Andre Miller are the only two guards on this top 20 list.

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