Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simmons has become one of the most important long-distance shooters in the NBA.
Statistics guru and NBA analyst Kirk Goldsbury released a Chart of leading scorers This young NBA season has scored high in every area so far, and Simmons makes the list.
Simmons proved to be the leading scorer on the right side of the arc. The fifth-year guard is enjoying career-high numbers across the board, including 3-point attempts per game and 3-point percentage. So far this season, he’s averaging 24.7 points and shooting 39.7 percent from 3-point range in 22 games.
Other names on this map include five former All-Stars Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and DeMar DeRozan, with the last two being the only players to appear in more than one zone. The two corners of the arc are led by two other players who enjoyed careers in Lauri Markkanen and Mikal Bridges.