Korver has been historically good

HANG TIME NEW JERSEY – Kyle Korver‘s streak of 127 straight games with a 3-pointer came to an end on March 5 in Portland. It was an amazing run, but it doesn’t fully illustrate just how good of a shooter Korver has been over the last couple of years.

Korver, who led the league in effective field goal percentage at 61.8 percent last season, again led the league at 62.8 percent before the All-Star break. And since the break, he’s been one of the league’s most-improved shooters.

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Think about that for a second. He was the best last season. He was better over his first 47 game games this season. And he’s been even better over the last 12. The guy is ridiculous.

For the season, Korver has an effective field goal percentage of 64.5 percent, a mark which ranks as the best shooting season of the last 32 years. His standard field goal percentage is below 50 percent and he’s not having the best 3-point shooting season of all-time (he holds the record of 53.6 percent in 2009-10), but because such a large portion of his shots have been 3s, his shots have been worth more (1.29 points per shot) than those of any player in NBA history not named Chamberlain or Gilmore.

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Comparing Korver with Wilt Chamberlain is kind of weird, but it just illustrates how incredible he’s been this season. He’s shot 10-for-12 from 3-point range over his last three games and will take aim at the Denver Nuggets on Saturday (7:30 ET, NBA TV).

10 Comments

  1. cp10 says:

    Wilt 72.7% EFG in one season? Wow, but what if a player takes only one shot the entire season and makes it, that means it’s 100% FG% (maybe not EFG, grin)

  2. Cam says:

    Kyle has been legit. Best i’ve seen him play probably ever.

  3. Taz says:

    Lebron’s not here because it’s MOST IMPROVED since the all-star break! Geez, get out his nuts before you start running around like a chicken with their head cut-off! What did he improve? Going from 22ppg to 24ppg? That’s not much of an improvement, understand now??

  4. Big Euro says:

    Now those are truly impressive numbers. They explain much more than ppg.

  5. LBJ says:

    HE IS STILL NOT LEBRON. WHY IS LEBRON NOT ON LIST???? GOAT BETTER THAN ALL OF THEM COMBINED!!!

  6. Donald Trump says:

    best looking jump shot of ALL TIME.

  7. okc2014 says:

    Lets Go Hawks. I’m shocked that they are on a 3 game winning streak, They were on a serious slump. I still think they will limp out of the 8th seed and not make the playoffs. The New York Knicks have a new attitude now.

    • Cam says:

      Hawks only slumped as bad as they did because of injuries. Knicks are only on a streak because of easy opponents. Hawks will get the 8th seed.