NBA: Ranking the 10 Best Shooters In the League

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4. Ryan Anderson, New Orleans Hornets

April 10, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; New Orleans Hornets power forward Ryan Anderson (33) controls the ball against Sacramento Kings point guard Tyreke Evans (13) during the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the New Orleans Hornets 121-110. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

In many ways, Ryan Anderson was the perfect complementary power forward to play next to Dwight Howard, or rather, play away from Howard.

In 2011, Anderson led the NBA in three-pointers made because of the excellent inside-out game the Orlando Magic implemented anchored by Howard. Anderson then left for the greener pastures of New Orleans and smartly avoided the ‘Dwightmare’ season in 2012 for the Magic.

At 6’10”, Anderson is the definition of a stretch four, allowing any kind of big man to have space in the paint to operate. His defense may be questionable at best, but as long as he plays with a halfway decent point guard-center combo, Anderson will get many open looks and have a productive career from beyond the arc.