Who are the top 10 NBA shooters through the first month of the season?
The 2023-24 NBA season may only be a month old, but there are several trends that appear to have sticking power. For example, the Boston Celtics appear to be the class of the Eastern Conference and the Minnesota Timberwolves appear to be as real as their record may indicate. The Denver Nuggets are still a handful in the Western Conference and the Oklahoma City Thunder have the look of a playoff team.
One of the NBA's most recent trends that could offer some interesting insight revolves around 3-point shooting. As the NBA has become more of a shooting league, there are several players who are having extremely efficient seasons from beyond the arc. And, in turn, they've emerged as highly valuable assets for their respective teams.
A month into the season, we'll explore the 10 best 3-point shooters in the league through the first month of the season. Before we get to the list, there were a few qualifiers. For one, a player had to have played in at least six games so far this season (roughly half of the season) and had to have attempted four 3-pointers per game.
10. Lonnie Walker IV, Brooklyn Nets - 5.5 3PA, 45.8 percent
After what ended up being a pretty solid season with the Los Angeles Lakers, which included one particular outstanding performance in the playoffs against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4, it was somewhat odd that he ended up leaving in free agency. Nevertheless, in the end, both sides believed it was in the best interest to part ways.
That led Walker to sign a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets. So far, it's worked out swimmingly for both Walker and the Nets. Through the first month of the season, Walker is averaging a career-high 16 points per game on 46 percent shooting from 3-point range. The fact that he's been the best 3-point shooter on a team that has both Cameron Johnson and Mikal Bridges is pretty impressive.