The season leaders in 3-point field goals in San Antonio Spurs franchise history.
The San Antonio Spurs have featured plenty of knock-down shooters in their 40 years in the NBA. They’ve surrounded big men like David Robinson and Tim Duncan, in order to spread the floor and hit outside shots. That’s become the main part of the modern-day NBA game if anything.
In recent seasons, the Spurs have hosted a handful of 3-point shooters on their team. They provided in-season production around the team’s top players and became valuable pieces to successful years. Who rounds out the top five in 3-point field goals made in a single season in franchise history?
Roger Mason enters at No. 5 for season leaders in 3-point field goal leaders in franchise history. He had 166 in the 2008-09 season, which led to his career-high of 11.8 points per game — the only time he reached double-digits in 10 NBA seasons.
No. 4 is Chuck Person, who hit 172 3-pointers in the 1994-95 season. At the time, this was the highest single-season mark in Spurs history, along with Person’s highest 3-point field goal percentage (38 percent).
Danny Green, who’s still a member of the Spurs, enters the list at No. 3. He had 177 3-pointers in the 2012-13 season, which also saw him shoot 42 percent from behind the arc for 10.5 points per game.
Person returns at No. 2, as he put up 190 3-point field goals in the 1995-96 NBA season. This became a team record that stood for the next 19 seasons.
Green broke this record in the 2014-15 season. He hit 191 3-point field goals to barely top Person, while averaging a career-high 11.7 points per game. Green also shot 41 percent from distance.
Beyond Green, Person, and Mason, players like Sean Elliott, Manu Ginobili, and Kawhi Leonard filled out the list at No. 6, 7 and 8, and 9, respectively. Will someone like Ginobili or Leonard top this record before their careers end?