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