NBA: Ranking the 10 Best Shooters In the League

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8. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers 

Apr 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) reacts against the Philadelphia 76ers during the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe the most under the radar elite shooters in the NBA today, Kyrie Irving took his first step onto the national stage when he won the 2013 Three-Point Contest at All Star Weekend.

Irving’s lethal jumper makes all other aspects of his game more dangerous. His elite shooting touch is often overshadowed by his flashy ball-handling and the fact that he has to run the entire Cleveland Cavaliers offense. But much like Stephen Curry, he is an elite point guard who can create for others, and find his own shot off the dribble.

Look for Irving to join the 40-50-90 club soon. (This is when a player shoots 40 percent on three-pointers, 50 percent from the field and 90 percent from the free-throw line.)

Also, look for Australia to try to lure him to their national team every year for his entire career; he carries dual citizenship.

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Topics: Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, NBA Playoffs, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder

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  • itsobvious

    Kyle Korver?

  • Kyrieforprez

    Klay Thompson is not the youngest on this list…nice try though. KYRIE

    • bluemanhoop

      Thanks for pointing that out. You’re correct.

  • Nate Williams

    Why is Danny Green not included?