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  1. Graphic Content: When Quantity Meets Quality: How Stephen Curry S...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Stephen Curry is one of the best shooters the NBA has ever seen. Last season, he led the league in 3-pointers and unassisted field goals, all while converting at a 42 percent clip from beyond the arc. Simply put, no point guard has ever shot this wel...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  2. CourtVision: The Best Shooters So Far

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Who are the best shooters in the league this year? Below is the answer, according to the ShotScore metric we introduced earlier this season. Also, I imposed a few criteria: I only considered players who are healthy (which, sadly, disqualified Al Horf...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  3. The 2012-13 CourtVision Awards: The Best Shooters

    Kirk Goldsberry

    DeAndre Jordan led the NBA in field goal percentage in 2012-13, but what does that actually mean? Field goal percentage remains our best proxy for shooting ability, but when we ignore the key interactions between court space and shooting percentage, ...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  4. CourtVision: The Best Shooters So Far

    Kirk Goldsberry

    As spatial analytics slowly creeps its way into the NBA, we're beginning to evaluate performances and tendencies in new ways. Perhaps the most basic illustration of the virtue of spatial approaches applies to shooting. Although field goal percentage ...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  5. How to Raise a No. 1 Pick: Mitchell Wiggins on Andrew, the &rsquo...

    Steve McPherson

    "When my kids were born, I had a ball right beside their beds," Mitchell Wiggins says from inside a dimly lit suite at the Target Center. "When the season wasn't on, I would have camps or clinics. So my kids gr...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  6. Everybody Loves J.J. Redick

    Jared Dubin

    Did you go to Duke? No? Then there's is a pretty good chance that you or someone you know, at one time or another, has hated J.J. Redick. During his college career, from 2002-2006, he was the best shooter in the nation and a lightn...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  7. Shooting Blanks: The Players With the Worst ShotScore

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Yesterday we looked at ShotScore, a new method to identify the NBA's best scorers. You can read the full piece here, but in a nutshell, the method compares the actual point yield of an individual NBA shooter against an estimated tally of what an aver...

    Blog | October 10, 2013