Joe Harris will continue his three-point shooting excellence
Not only did Joe Harris lead the league with an astonishing 47.4 3PT% last year, but he also managed to take down the frequently hailed “greatest shooter of all time,” Steph Curry, during the NBA’s 3–Point Contest. While he’ll likely still serve a useful threat from beyond the arc during his fourth season with Brooklyn, expecting an equally impressive sequel to last year’s affair comes as a fool’s errand.
All recently departed 3PT% kings, who once sat upon the same throne currently occupied by Harris, each saw their numbers decrease the year after. Prior to Harris, Darren Collision saw his percentage drop 6% points the following season, while the year before that Kyle Korver watched his percentage drop by 5%.
Although each player’s numbers digressed only minimally as they, for the most part, managed to maintain their deadeye shooting skills, a drop off nonetheless transpired.
Harris’s talents will still warrant any defender’s attention anytime he pulls up from three–point land, but a narrative that includes him still wearing the three–point crown next year seems unlikely.