Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry breaks 300 threes for third time in his career

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 17: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots and scores on a three-point shot over Jaren Jackson Jr. #13 of the Memphis Grizzlies during an NBA game at ORACLE Arena on December 17, 2018 in Oakland, California. The basket gave Curry 15,000 points for his career. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 17: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots and scores on a three-point shot over Jaren Jackson Jr. #13 of the Memphis Grizzlies during an NBA game at ORACLE Arena on December 17, 2018 in Oakland, California. The basket gave Curry 15,000 points for his career. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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The Golden State Warriors wonderboy Stephen Curry broke 300 three-pointers made for the third season in the past four years.

For the Golden State Warriors, they only hoped that the Davidson point guard would turn into the perennial starter and hopefully an All-Star. It’s unlikely they had any clue about the potential stored inside the 6-foot-3 collegiate standout.

They took a chance on the guard, selecting him with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. And, looking back, their management may have never made a better decision.

Now, Curry is a two-time MVP. Earlier in his career, he claimed a unanimous MVP selection, the only player to ever do so. And, recently, he hit another milestone.

Curry, in part of his explosive 36-point performance, connected on eight threes against the Wolves. On just 14 attempts, Curry was far more efficient than the 5-for-17 he shot against the Spurs in the game prior.

In addition to helping the Dubs defeat the Timberwolves by double-digits, reclaiming the top spot in the West, Curry broke 300 three-pointers made on the season, the third time he’s done so in his career. He’s now sitting at 303 triples on the season.

This is absolutely insane. Some of the other top three-point-shooting greats like Ray Allen and Reggie Miller never topped 270 threes in a season. On top of that, this hasn’t even been Curry’s best season from downtown!

Curry has transformed the NBA. Now averaging a career-high 5.2 threes per game, Curry has been dominant this season although he’s now 31-years-old. It seems like, as Curry ages, his shooting only gets better and better.

Curry’s also shooting his best three-point percentage since the arrival of Kevin Durant. Understanding how to play around a superstar like Durant is pivotal for his continued success as the team’s unanimous leader.

On top of shooting more efficiently, Curry, possibly due to his age or superstar teammates, is doing much more catch-and-shoot. 68.5% of his threes are being assisted on, that’s the highest mark for Curry since his third season in the NBA.

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Curry is the best shooter to ever grace the hardwood with his presence. Within the next few years, he’ll claim the spot atop the all-time three-point shooting list and solidify his claim the best point guard of all-time.