3. Fred VanVleet (793)
2. Morris Peterson (801)
1. Kyle Lowry (1,518)
VanVleet, who has already emerged as one of the best shooters in the game, is going to pass Peterson for No. 2 overall early in 2022-23. VanVleet’s All-Star appearance, the first by an undrafted player in 15 years, showed that his path towards becoming a truly elite player is slowly getting realized.
Peterson is one of the forgotten heroes of the Carter era, as his defense and shooting helped keep Toronto afloat despite the chaos that came to mark that era. Peterson may have been a household name if he went to a team that was a bit more stable and successful.
Kyle Lowry is leading the Toronto Raptors in 3-pointers.
As is often the case, Lowry is at the top of this particular category. Not only is he in first place, but he’s nearly doubling up the second-place Peterson. Consider that even if one ended up making 188 3-pointers over an eight-season span, they’d still be a handful short of Lowry’s record.
While Lowry is often thought of as an offensive tone-setter and fearless off-court leader more than he is as a shooter, his ability to stroke it from deep was the main offensive weapon on some deadly Raptors teams. It’ll take a while before someone challenges this.