NBA: 30 greatest playmakers in NBA history

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Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
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19. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will go down as one of the best 3-point shooters in league history, while turning the 3-pointer into a lethal weapon of his own. Since entering the league, Curry has shattered plenty of records already, while averaging 3.5 3-point makes and shooting 43.7 percent from behind the arc during his career.

Curry has won two MVP awards and three NBA titles as a member of the Warriors, setting off a dynasty that’s currently in progress. He’s averaging 23.3 points, 6.7 assists and 4.4 rebounds per contest as the floor general for Golden State.

He won back-to-back NBA MVP awards in 2015 and 2016. During the 2014-15 season, he poured in 23.8 points, 7.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds per contest for his first MVP award. The next season, he won the league’s scoring title en route to another MVP award, putting up a career-high 30.1 points, 6.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game. He put up a career-high 13 30-point performances as a primary playmaker for the Warriors.

Through 10 seasons in the league, he currently ranks fifth all-time in NBA history in 3-pointers made with 2,257. He trails Kyle Korver of the Utah Jazz by 13 3-pointers and the recently retired Jason Terry by only 25 3-pointers.

Curry still has plenty left in the tank and continues to excel as one of those players you don’t want with the ball in things are close. His 3-point shooting percentage  of 43.7 percent makes him the active leader among players in the league and fourth all-time in NBA history. He’ll look to continue to climb the ranks this season, as Golden State looks to win its third title in a row.