Long-range shooting has taken over the league without a doubt. Clearly, players are taking more three-point attempts than ever before in the NBA, shifting the game from the paint to the perimeter in all actuality.
However, in this era of letting it fly, there are only a few who are making it count in its truest sense. And they do so by being efficient via decent shot selection. Some of the few mentioned in the oncoming slides host the highest probabilities of netting a three-pointer when they have the ball in their hands beyond the arc.
Let's take a look at the top 5 players in terms of three-point percentage this season so far.
Note: Only players that have attempted at least 150 three-pointers are included, stats accurate as of 14/3/2019
#5 Danilo Gallinari (Los Angeles Clippers) - 43.5%
Gallinari has been the frontline of the Clippers' perimeter scoring ever since the exit of Tobias Harris. He is 136-313 on three-pointers along the 57 games he has started in LA, with this being his best conversion rate from deep by a fair margin.
He is attempting a career-high 5.5 long-range shots per game shooting equally well from the field as from distance. Gallinari has been getting to the line on almost six occasions per game and has been converting 90% of his FTs.
Highlight: Danilo had a perfect 5-5 night from downtown in a 127-129 loss to the Warriors back in December.
#4 Danny Green (Toronto Raptors) - 43.7%
Despite being shipped to the Raptors from San Antonio, Danny has been receiving a near-career-high 28.2 minutes per game. With 16 games remaining in the regular season still, Green has already attempted 355 three-point shots (career-high) and made 155 of them.
Although he is averaging just 10 points a game for his newest team, his efficiency from beyond the arc is still among the league's best. His current long-range conversion of 43.7% matches his career-best from more than six seasons ago.
Highlight: Green netted a season-high eight 3-pointers on 8-12 shooting against the Grizzlies in January.