NBA: 3 deadly three-point shooters you're probably hearing about for the first time
The NBA wasn't always as guard-friendly as it is today. If we go back to Wilt Chamberlain's days, height was a must -- as was upper body strength. Even during the Michael Jordan era, referees were often lax in calling contact fouls.
However, the years since have seen a rapid change in regulations. Ever since the 1979-80 season, when the three-point line was introduced, the demand for guards has been on the rise. When there's an extra point involved, it can have an impact on results.
Three-point shooting is more important than ever. With this in mind, here are three players who have emerged this season:
#3 Bryn Forbes (San Antonio Spurs)
Bryn Forbes has been with the San Antonio Spurs since the very start of his NBA career in 2016, who have kept his progression under wraps to help him slowly develop his true potential. 2019-20 is his fourth year in the league, though he remains unknown to many barring Spurs fans.
The past two years have seen his stats from beyond the arc shoot through the roof. He averaged 32% during his rookie season, 42% in last year's regular season before an impressive 48% clip in last year's playoffs.
Following Davis Bertans' departure, he's undoubtedly their main three-point wizard and sits ninth on the three-pointers made list already this term, so it'll be interesting to see how Gregg Popovich utilises his threats from distance going forward.