Sports Metric of the Week: 3-Point Shooting in the NBA

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant squared off this weekend in a match-up of arguably the NBA’s two biggest superstars.

Curry and Durant represent the ‘new-age’ of NBA franchise player – individuals that can stretch the floor and whose biggest asset is their 3-point shooting.

Having multiple sharpshooters on the floor at the same time is almost a necessity in the league today, and teams have taken notice.

During the 1999-2000 NBA season, the average NBA team attempted 13.7 3-point attempts per game.

That number has risen nearly 73% to reach 23.7 during this year’s regular season.


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