Analyzing 12 trends through first 12 games, from Lu Dort’s 3-point shooting to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s solo attack
The Thunder has never finished inside the top-10 of 3-point attempts. Its previous season high in 3-point attempts was 32.6 per game in 2018-19.
In the Thunder’s first season (2008-09), it attempted an NBA-low 11.6 3-pointers per game.
Three-pointers have accounted for 44.6% of the Thunder’s shot attempts this season.
Six players, including two centers, are attempting at least four 3-pointers per game: Al Horford (5.6), Luguentz Dort (5.4), Mike Muscala (5.3), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (4.9), Darius Bazley (4.7) and George Hill (4.1).
If those numbers hold, they would be career-high averages for all but Hill.
While the Thunder is shooting the long ball at a high rate, it’s not going in at a high rate. The Thunder ranks 27th in 3-point accuracy (33%) ahead of only the Timberwolves, Pelicans and Magic.
Dort’s 3-point evolution
Dort is shooting 43% from 3-point range at a significant volume.
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