Golden State Warriors: 15 best sharpshooters of all-time

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Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
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The Golden State Warriors are on quite the streak. With a dynasty built on 3-point shooting, it’s worth looking at their best sharpshooters in history.

The Golden State Warriors are a franchise that’s been on the rise in the past few seasons. Much of this has to do with the rise of superstars the like of Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. This young core of superstars went through some growing pains, but now they are on top of the NBA world. Golden State has also sparked a 3-point revolution of sorts.

They have won two straight NBA titles and look to make it three in a row with the addition on superstar DeMarcus Cousins. Adding forward Kevin Durant in the 2016 offseason has paid dividends for the Warriors.

Since joining the Warriors, Durant has taken home two NBA titles and two Finals MVP awards. Across two seasons, he’s shooting 40 percent from 3-point range. He shot 41.9 percent from behind the arc in 2017-18.

Durant isn’t too far from making history for the Warriors either. Playing a few more seasons in the blue and gold could pay off for him. He currently ranks 14th in 3-pointers made in team history with 290.

He’s well on his way to being remembered as one of the best sharpshooters in team history, but there were some stars before him though that paved the way. Here’s a look at the 15 best sharpshooters in franchise history.

Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
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41. . Forward. (2012-present). Draymond Green. 15. player

When discussing big man Draymond Green, you initially think about him as a defensive stopper and a force on the inside. That’s not the only thing Green has developed into though. He’s also emerged as a top shooter for the Warriors franchise since joining the squad in 2012.

Green didn’t enter the league with too much fanfare or many expectations. As a rookie, he averaged 2.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. By his second season, he improved enough to appear in all 82 games. By year three, he became a full-time starter. Green is the ultimate competitor in Golden State’s lineup and it’s shown in his development as a 3-point shooter.

He currently ranks seventh all-time in 3-pointers made for the Warriors with 438 3-point field goals made. His career average is only 32.7 percent across six seasons, largely because he shot just 20.9 percent from behind the 3-point line as a rookie. Since then, he’s turned in some of his best seasons.

Green has managed to eclipse 100 3-pointers in two of his six seasons with the Warriors. During the 2015-16 season, he shot a career-high 38.8 percent from the arc. Now, he’s become the stat-sheet stuffer for the Warriors, but don’t leave him open. He’s a guy who has learned to make teams pay from behind the arc.