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Every NBA Team's Best Pure Shooter and Overall Power Ranking
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How many sounds are sweeter than the swish created by a basketball ripping through the bottom of the net after completely bypassing the rim and the accompanying clang of ball on iron? 

Trust me, I'm very familiar with that clang. It just makes the swish all the more beautiful when it happens. 

NBA players get to hear that wonderful sound significantly more often, and it never gets old. Even for the 30 players featured here—the best pure shooters on each and every team in the Association—it's not possible to grow tired of the sound that represents basketball perfection. 

So, how exactly do you determine the top pure shooter for each squad? 

Is it the player who makes the most three-pointers? The one who shoots the highest percentage from downtown? The guy you want taking the final shot in a three-point game as the buzzer is sounding? 

You won't find the proper answer up above.

In order to quantitatively make these decisions, I've created an original metric, one simply called "pure shooting." You can find a full explanation on the next slide, then you'll get to see the rankings of each team's best pure shooter. 

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