Top 5 players with most 3-pointers in single NBA season

Since the inception of the modern era, one of the most entertaining moments in a basketball game is to see a player knock a 3-Pointer from behind the arc.  

Yakshpat BhargavaAuthor

Updated - 14 May 2021 12:03 AM

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Over the years, the sport of basketball has significantly changed. In the late 90s, there were players who considered scoring from the paint much more useful. However, since the inception of the modern era, one of the most entertaining moments in a basketball game is to see a player knock a 3-Pointer from behind the arc.  

It is hard to imagine a team to do well in the modern era if they lack a quality 3-point shooter. In this article, we will take a look at most 3-pointers in a single season by 5 different NBA players- 

  • Stephen Curry 

There is absolutely no 3-point list in the world, where Stephen Curry doesn’t stand in the numero uno spot. He set the NBA record for three-pointers made in the 2015–16 season with 402.

Not only that, Stephen Curry’s heroics can further be imagined as he scored the most 3s in the 2016-17 season as well with a tally of 324. Even though he is without his splash brother Klay Thompson, he has knocked the most 3s in the 2020-21 NBA Season so far with 324. 

  • James Harden 

He has led the tally of most 3-pointers scored in a single season on 2 occasions, in the 2018-19 season and 2019-20 season. But in the former season, James Harden shot 378 three-pointers which is the second-highest by any individual player in a single season in NBA’s history. 

Although many suggest that he would have given a stiff competition to Stephen Curry in the 2020-21 season if he was fully fit. James Harden has knocked shots from behind the arc at an accuracy of 36.3 in the 2020-21 season. 

  • Paul George 

One of the most underrated 3-Point shooters in the current generation of NBA players. Although he might be outscored by James Harden and Stephen Curry in the 2018-19 season for the number of 3s, yet Paul George managed to knock 292 three-pointers in the same season which was interestingly the 3rd best in the 2018-19 season. It was the 7th best of all time in NBA. 

  • Klay Thompson 

Stephen Curry’s splash brother, Klay Thompson ranks 4th in the list of most 3-pointers in a single season by 5 different players. Klay Thompson was the sole supporting pillar to Stephen Curry and Golden State Warriors. Klay Thompson was outscored by Stephen Curry in the most 3s made in the 2015-16 season, yet his tally of 276 3-pointers in the same season is the 10th best ever by a player in a single season. 

  • Buddy Hield 

The Sacramento Kings Point Guard saw his extreme rise as a player when he knocked 278 3-Pointers in the 2018-19 season. His tally was the 9th best in the most 3-pointers made in a single season by a player. Buddy Hield has improved game after game from the 3-point line. He has knocked down baskets at an accuracy of 39.4 in the 2020-21 NBA Season and due to his rigorous efforts, Sacramento Kings hanged by a thread to make it into the play-in tournament. 

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