It is the mid-point of the season, and we have our list of the best basketball players from three point range! These guys have been lighting it up from beyond the arc. If you have one of them in a fantasy basketball league, I’m sure you already know how deadly they are from long range. These statistics are current as of January 19th and are from ESPN. Please keep in mind that these rankings are based only off of three-point shooting percentage.
5: Jose Calderon – Dallas Mavericks
Made 105/231 3-Point Shots (.455)
From 1998 until 2005, Calderon played professional basketball in Spain. He is was known as a talented playmaker overseas and he continued to fill that role once he moved to the NBA in 2005. Calderon played for the Toronto Raptors from 2005 until 2013 when he was traded to the Detroit Pistons during the season. He elected to sign with the Dallas Mavericks during the off-season and it appears he fits in quite nicely with their group of guys.
Calderon is one of the best free throw shooters in the NBA, having set an NBA record for free throw shooting (98.1%) in 2008–09. Known as a highly efficient player, Calderon’s 2007–08 season would have made him one of seven players in NBA history to shoot at or over 50% on field goals, 40% on three-point field goals, and 90% on free throws for a full season; however, he did not have enough free throws made to meet the minimum qualifications.
4: Anthony Tolliver – Charlotte Bobcats
Made 48/105 3-Point Shots (.457)
After going undrafted out of Creighton in 2007, he spent the preseason with the Cleveland Cavaliers, making the opening-day roster, but never playing. He spent much of the 2007–08 season with the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League, averaging 11.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Following a stint in Germany which saw him average 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, he was signed by the San Antonio Spurs in July 2008.
Following his stint with the Spurs, Tolliver played for 8 different NBA and D-League teams before signing with the Charlotte Bobcats this season. It appears this journeyman may have finally found a home with his consistent three-point shooting. Click “NEXT” below to see the top three!