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5 reasons why Stephen Curry is an anomaly unlike any we've ever seen before

  • How Stephen Curry is changing the sport with his unique skill set.
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Modified 27 Jun 2016, 15:40 IST

#2 Creates his own shot off the dribble

Curry off the dribble
Stephen Curry often makes off the dribble three-pointers look like set shots

In any given NBA season over the past few years, it’s a safe bet that over 80% of 3 pointers are assisted. Almost 3/4th of 3s are taken without a dribble. 

This, of course, gives the defense time to rotate and close out on the shooter. Basketball being a game of inches and seconds, every little moment and space can make the difference between a made shot and a brick.

As anyone who's seen Curry play will attest to the fact that he has an uncanny ability to launch a long rlong-rangeoff the dribble. So much so that to him it’s almost like a layup. 

It is no surprise that Curry lead the NBA in 3s taken and made off the dribble. Here's a look at the number of 3 pointers taken off the dribble in the 2014-15 NBA season:

Most Made Off-the-Dribble 3-Pointers in 2014-15
1. Stephen Curry, 147 (43 percent)
2. James Harden, 110 (36 percent)
3. Damian Lillard, 103 (33 percent)
4. Chris Paul, 90 (40 percent)
5. Lou Williams, 88 (31 percent)

Most of the prominent snipers in the game are spot up shooters. Curry breaks the curve by creating a number of looks off the dribble.

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Published 06 Apr 2016, 00:29 IST
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