At the beginning of the NBA season, if the questioned was proposed “who will be the leader in 3 pointers made?” popular opinion would be probably Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics or Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors. Allen and Curry are both exceptional three point gunners, with Ray Ray holding the throne of the ultimate three point crown, having the all-time record in 3-pointers made in NBA history. Allen has made 2,666 three pointers in his career, and counting. However, to date this 2011-2012 NBA season, one man has stands alone head and shoulders above the pack, Orlando Magic 6’10″ forward-center Ryan Anderson.
Ryan Anderson has hit 87 three point shots to date in the NBA season, best in the league. Anderson has 24 more three pointers than the two players tied for second most, 63 for Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks and 63 for Anthony Morrow of the New Jersey Nets. Anderson has also been scoring his three point shots with a high level of efficiency, shooting 43.5% from downtown (87 for 200). Ray Allen, always deadly from three point range, has made 54 three pointers this NBA season, shooting 49.1% from beyond the arc. Stephen Curry, who finished in the NBA top ten last season in 3-point field goals made, with 151, has made only 37 this season, shooting 41.6% from 3-point land. The Fact is Ryan Anderson has mad more three pointers (87) than Stephen Curry (37) and Kevin Love (46) combined. Numbers don’t lie, and three pointers are a vital fantasy basketball statistical category as well as a key to scoring in NBA basketball.
Ryan Anderson has come on strong this NBA season to lead the NBA in 3-point shots made, and averaging 16.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, .8 assists, .8 steals on top of the 3-pointers made per game are solid fantasy numbers. Anderson has shown that, at least fantasy basketball wise, there is more than one option to pick from the lineup playing for the Orlando Magic. For daily fantasy basketball leagues Ryan Anderson is money for three point shots.