Monday, March 28, 2016

Klay Thompson will hit more 3-pointers this season than anyone besides his teammate Steph Curry ever has

Before 2015-16 began, the all-time record for most three-pointers in an NBA season was 286, set by Steph Curry last year (he also held the previous mark, 272 in 2012-13).  Curry is shattering his record this season, having already drilled 350 threes with nine games to go.

The crazy thing is, his teammate Klay Thompson might also break the old record.  Thompson has 253 triples so far, and is averaging 3.6 per game.  He'll need to connect on roughly 3.8 treys per contest to make 34 more and finish with 287.

There's a decent chance the two most prolific three-point shooting seasons in league history might both be happening right now in the same Golden State Warriors backcourt.

Even if Thompson doesn't surpass Curry's number from last year, he's almost certain to make more threes than the "non-Curry" record--269 by Ray Allen in 2005-06.  Thompson needs slightly fewer than two per game from here on out to reach 270 and hit more three-pointers than anyone besides his legendary teammate ever has.

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