Two Bulls voted among NBA's best pure shooters

Two Bulls voted among NBA's best pure shooters
May 27, 2012, 9:37 pm
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Sports Illustrated recently asked 146 NBA players who they think is the best pure shooter in the league, then posted the results in a photo gallery.

The top two players on the list are no surprise. Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics was voted the best pure shooter in the NBA with Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki No. 2.

Bulls sharpshooter Kyle Korver came in No. 3. In 2011-12, Korver made 178 of 412 field goal attempts for 43.2 percent and made 118 of 271 3-pointers for 43.5 percent.

Anthony Morrow (New Jersey Nets), Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), James Jones (Miami Heat), Jason Kapono (Los Angeles Lakers), Steve Novak (New York Knicks), Ryan Anderson and J.J. Redick (Orlando Magic), Wesley Johnson (Minnesota Timberwolves), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Joe Johnson of the Atlanta Hawks also were among the top-15 to receive votes.

Korver wasn't the only Bull on the list, however, as point guard Derrick Rose came in at No. 15. Rose shot 302 of 695 (43.5 percent) from the field and 54 for 173 (31.2 percent) from behind the arc in 39 games while battling several injuries in the regular season. Those numbers were down from his MVP campaign in 2010-11, when he shot 44.5 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from 3-point territory.

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