Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sixers' Richardson Among NBA All-Time Three-ders

New Sixer Jason Richardson is among the all-time NBA leaders in three-point field goals made.

Sixers' Richardson Among NBA All-Time Three-ders

(Kevin Rivoli/AP)
(Kevin Rivoli/AP)

The Sixers will enter the new season with a weapon they haven't had in a long time — legitmate threats along the arc.

Jason Richardson (37.2% career), Nick Young (37.8%) and Dorell Wright (36.5%) are the new snipers and have been for most of their career. In fact, Richardson is 15th on the NBA's all-time list of three-pointers made, entering the 2012-13 season (*active players):


 Rk.    Player  3FGM 
   1.  * Ray Allen  2718
   2.  Reggie Miller  2560
   3.  * Jason Kidd  1874
   4.  * Jason Terry  1788
 * Chauncey Billups  1783
   6.  Peja Stojakovic  1760
   7.  Dale Ellis  1719
   8.  * Rashard Lewis  1690
   9.  * Paul Pierce  1678
 10.  * Steve Nash  1620
 11.  Glen Rice  1559
 12.  Eddie Jones  1546
 13.  Tim Hardaway  1542
 14.  Nick Van Exel  1528
 15.  * Jason Richardson     
 16.  * Mike Bibby  1517
 17.  * Kobe Bryant  1505
 18.  * Vince Carter  1501
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