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Josh Smith is on pace to be the worst three-point shooter in NBA history

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Image courtesy of Erik Daniel Drost/Flickr.

Image courtesy of Erik Daniel Drost/Flickr.

Josh Smith is on a collision course with the wrong kind of history. He’s on pace to turn in the worst 3-point shooting season in NBA history. The. Worst. Ever. In history. In all of NBA basketball that has ever been played.

Oh yeah, and he’s also on pace to shoot more 3-pointers this season than he has in any year of his career. In fact, he’s only about 12 games away from eclipsing his own career high at the pace he is chucking. While simultaneously setting a career low in 3-point percentage (min. 25 attempts).

Not depressed enough yet?

Smith is on pace to hoist more than 300 3-pointers this season. He’s also converting at a 23.9 percent clip. Want to guess how many players in NBA history have attempted at least 300 3-pointers in a season? Go ahead, guess. I’ll give you a hint, it’s a lot! Did you guess? Good.

The answer, according to Basketball-Reference, is 667 players. Of those 667 players, do you want to know how many of them converted at less than a 30 percent success rate? Seventeen (17). Of those 17 do you know how many people have been worse than Smith is on pace to be? Zero. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Nil. Detroit Bad Boys

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