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Damian Lillard Among League’s Best 3-Point Shooters

Adam Fromal of Bleacher Report breaks down Lillard’s 3-point metrics.

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Damian Lillard’s 3-point shooting does wonders for the Portland Trail Blazers’ offense, giving them an outside threat on a roster that can run streaky from beyond the arc. Adam Fromal of Bleacher Report recognized Lillard’s outside shot, placing him among the best 3-point shooters in the league based on metrics. The guard falls into the “high-volume creators” cluster:

36.0 percent on 8.2 attempts per game with 47.1 percent created

Though this is purely an anecdotal observation, Damian Lillard might take the toughest collection of threes in the NBA. Opposing defenses know he’s the obvious centerpiece within the flow offense employed by Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts, and they stick to him like glue, understanding that the scoring efforts still hinge upon him taking and making contested jumpers.

Quite frequently, Lillard makes them.

His accuracy is slightly down this year even as he creates a lower percentage of his own looks, but he’s still producing numbers with which you can’t really argue.

Lillard is among players like Kemba Walker, Paul George and Victor Oladipo.

Several others Blazers were recognized as well. CJ McCollum appeared in the “well-rounded marksmen” tier, and Meyers Leonard and Nik Stauskas appeared in the “high-effciency spot-up threats” tier.

You can read from Fromal here.