Charlotte Hornets: Who’s the best three-point shooter now?

Charlotte Hornets Nicolas Batum and Malik Monk.(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Nicolas Batum and Malik Monk.(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) /

After losing their best three-point shooter in free agency, who is the best shooter from beyond arc now for the Charlotte Hornets?

The Charlotte Hornets’ offseason has been hard for fans, as the team lost two of their best three-point shooters. Over the past three seasons, three-point shooting has been a category that the Hornets have improved in.

Kemba Walker broke his own three-point season record last season with 260 made threes, while Jeremy Lamb broke his personal with 115 made threes. Walker was #1 on the Hornets’ made three-pointer list last season, and Lamb was #4.

Both of these players had a lot of success from beyond the arc, and losing them may hurt the team’s perimeter shooting. Both Walker and Lamb were in the top five in the team’s three-point shooting.

At the end of last season, Walker’s amount of three-pointers would be followed up by Marvin Williams’ 140, and Nicolas Batum’s 116. Malik Monk was also able to drop 109 of them in his sophomore season.

Williams is the now the only player on the team who has the longest streak of 100+ made threes in a season (100+ threes in last four seasons). Kemba Walker ended his time in Charlotte with the same four-season streak as Williams.

With the departure of Walker,  Williams may be the best three-point shooter on the team, but that could not last for long. Williams is one of the veterans that Charlotte could be looking to trade away this season.

A lot of player’s numbers will depend on playing time, so with more playing time, a player will be able to get higher numbers. This seems to be the case when it comes to Malik Monk.

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Monk got more opportunities last season than he got in his rookie year. The increase in minutes is what led to his scoring production being higher, as well as his amount of made threes.

Monk could be getting a more significant role in this upcoming season, and he should get a chance to showcase his perimeter skills even more. Monk has the ability to get hot from beyond the arc; the most threes that Monk has made in a game was seven.

Monk may be poised for a tremendous season, but Terry Rozier could have a massive impact from beyond the arc too. Rozier was a force from the perimeter for the Boston Celtics, as he has made 115+ in his last two seasons.

Rozier spent a majority of his career behind great point guards in Boston, and he has not gotten his chance to shine yet. If he starts all year, I expect him to get close to the 200 made threes mark.

When it comes to perimeter shooting, Nicolas Batum should also be looked at this season. He may be inconsistent, but he did manage to average 1.5 made threes per game last season.

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Hornets fans should remain optimistic with the future of the Hornets’ perimeter shooting. Both Monk and Rozier are poised to take over and have successful seasons from beyond the arc.