Photo: The Associated Press

Quick NBA lineup notes on top 3-point shooters.

  • New Orleans Pelicans two-way sharpshooter Matt Ryan couldn’t miss from three (47.1% 3-PT) before going down with a mild right calf strain.
  • 3&D forwards Isaiah Joe (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Sam Hauser (Boston Celtics) have developed into true pros, as Joe is shooting 51.8% from deep and Hauser has made 44.6% of his 3-pointers.
  • Hopefully Milwaukee Bucks role players Jae Crowder (51.6% 3-PT), Cameron Payne (51.2% 3-PT), and Malik Beasley (47.6% 3-PT) can keep up their efficient 3-point numbers throughout the whole year.
  • Health note: Crowder suffered a left groin injury on November 11th vs. the Orlando Magic.
  • I wonder if San Antonio Spurs veteran/2024 free agent Doug McDermott will get traded to a team that could use his 50.0% 3-point percentage during the playoffs.
  • Brooklyn Nets forward Dorian Finney-Smith has shot a career-best 44.8% from three.
  • It’s good to see Detroit Pistons big man Isaiah Stewart finding his 3-point shot in year four (41.4% 3-PT).