- May 5, 2006
- AFL Club
- West Coast
Jordan could never be Curry, Curry could never be Jordan.Curry is the best shooter ever. A natural from beyond the arc. IMO there hasn't been a shooter as natural as him not even Reggie or Ray. To say Michael could just morph into a 3 point shooter like him after practicing 3's just proves how futile MJ fans are.
Jordan's career 3 point stats were 0.5 makes from 1.7 attempts per game. Compare that to the Warriors last year (when Steph played more than 5 times) and Draymond (defensive player, not a renowned scorer) and Iguodala (bench player) made 2+ attempts. DeMarcus Cousins put up 3.2 which is more than any Bulls player in the 97/98 season except Pippen. Totally different game which analytics has taken over. At 4.7 attempts per game Reggie Miller would've slotted in 4th in the 2019/20 Warriors.
If Jordan played today I expect he'd be a better 3 point shooter but not an elite one because it's not the #1 weapon to his game. Most of the guys who shoot 40%+ are specialists who don't do much else. I see him a bit like Kawhi Leonard who this season is shooting 36.6% on 5.7 attempts a game. Competent enough and you don't leave him alone on the arc, but he doesn't try to turn every possession into a 3 and doesn't just sit in the corner feet set. Jordan put up 23 FGA a game which is what Harden does now, but Harden shoots 3s more than half the time compared to Jordan's 1 in 10. I'm sure Harden would shoot 20 mid range shots a game instead if D'Antoni asked him to.