New York Knicks

Steve Novak: Knicks' Designated Three-Point Shooter Makes a Little NBA History

Novak launches another three
Novak launches another threeAl Bello/Getty Images
Jerry TappSenior Analyst IIIApril 29, 2012

The Knicks' Steve Novak this year led the NBA in three-point shooting percentage with a .472 mark. He also accomplished a couple other milestones this season:

* He became the 10th player in NBA history to make 130 or more three-point shots in a season, but not start a single game for his team that year.

* Novak became only the second player in NBA history to have more than 80 percent of his field goals made in the season be three-pointers. He made 133 three-pointers this season and only 28 two-point shots.

Following are the NBA players who had a season where more than 65 percent of their field goals made were from beyond the three-point arc.


Player, Team, Year — 3PT Shots Made/Total FGs Made, 3PT%

James Jones, 2010-11, Miami — 123/146, 84.2 percent

Steve Novak, 2011-12, NY Knicks — 133/161, 82.6 percent

Damon Jones, 2007-08, Cleveland — 115/151, 76.2 percent

Damon Jones, 2005-06, Cleveland — 140/190, 73.7 percent

James Posey, 2005-06, Miami — 117/159, 73.6 percent

Dee Brown, 1998-99, Toronto — 135/187, 72.2 percent

Kyle Korver, 2004-05, Philadelphia — 226/317, 71.3 percent

Chicago's Kyle Korver
Chicago's Kyle KorverJonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Matt Bonner, 2011-12, San Antonio — 105/154, 69.2 percent

Damon Jones, 2004-05, Miami — 225/331, 68.0 percent

Steve Novak, 2008-09, LA Clippers — 119/176, 67.6 percent

Walter McCarthy, 2003-04, Boston — 137/203, 67.5 percent

Kyle Korver, 2011-12, Chicago — 118/178, 66.3 percent


Did You Know?

Novak is one of only eight players in NBA history who made 100 or more three-point shots in a season and averaged under 20 minutes played per game that year.

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