Stephen Curry should surpass Ray Allen in all-time threes within two years

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Breaking into the top-three shooters of all-time against the Bulls, Stephen Curry is on pace to surpass Ray Allen as the all-time leader within two years.

After passing Jason Terry with his five-three performance in Chicago, Curry is now about 200 shy of becoming the second all-time leader in three-pointers made. He’s 688 shy of Ray Allen, the current all-time leader.

We did some quick analysis to see how long it will be until the Baby-Faced Assassin would overtake Allen.

While Curry’s career average is 3.5 threes per game, over the last five seasons, including the current season, Curry is posting over four per game. More specifically, Curry is averaging exactly 4.558 threes per game.

If he keeps that average consistent, it’ll take Curry 150 games to overtake Allen. 150 games in an 82-game season is a bit under two full seasons. Meaning, at his current rate, Curry will be the league’s all-time three-point leader before 2021.

The one thing that’s difficult and almost impossible to predict is Curry’s absences. He’s missed just two games in a few seasons yet, at the same time, has seasons where he’s failed to play even 60 games.

If Curry plays a mere 60 games in the next two seasons, he’ll be missing enough games not to surpass Allen’s total prior to 2021. Overall, injuries will play a huge factor in how quickly Curry manages to reach 700 as well.

It’d take a career-ending injury to stop him from getting there though. The sharpshooter has made over two threes per game in every season of his ten-year career. Drafted 7th in the 2009 NBA Draft, Curry has transcended the NBA and will continue to for hopefully six or seven more years.

One of the best point guards to ever play the game, Curry should end his career as a top-15 player of all-time. However, some may also argue that Curry has changed the game more than even some of the all-time greats like LeBron James.

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Soon to be the best shooter of all-time, it’s certainly Curry’s title to lose.