After a dazzling shooting display Saturday night in Charlotte, Seth Curry became the NBA’s active leader in three-point percentage at .4357, passing his brother Steph Curry who owns a .4351 career mark. Rounding out the top five is Kyle Korver (.4287), Joe Harris (.4222) and Klay Thompson (.4190).
Curry’s 26-point scoring barrage (on 10-of-14 shooting, 6-of-8 from three) bumped his season long three-point percentage to just a shade under 43 percent, and he’s proved once again to be a potent scoring punch of the bench in his second stint with the Mavericks.
Undrafted out of Duke, Curry made is NBA debut in 2014 where he spent time with both the Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers. He had a brief stop with the Phoenix Suns before cracking the rotation with the Sacramento Kings in the 2015-16 season. He played 44 games with Sacramento and shot a career-best 45 percent from beyond the arc.
Dallas signed Curry to a multi-year deal in 2016, and the undrafted guard experienced a breakout season averaging 13 points on 43 percent shooting from three in 70 games. Curry then spent time in Portland before returning to Dallas last summer on a four-year, $32 million deal.
Though an unconventional path to NBA prominence, Curry has established himself as arguably the NBA’s premier shooter. Now, the leaderboard reflects that.