BOSTON - NOVEMBER 24: Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics celebrates his three point basket as Anthony Morrow #22 of the New Jersey Nets reacts on November 24 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the nets 89-83. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this Photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Other than Deron Williams no Net felt the loss of Brook Lopez this season more than Anthony Morrow. With defenders able to give him more attention on the perimeter, Morrow had fewer open shots and his three point percentage dropped below 40% for the first time in his career. He hit 37.1% ... the third straight year it's declined.
Still in a poll of 146 NBA players, Morrow was voted the fourth best pure shooter in the league, behind Ray Allen, Dirk Nowitzki and Kyle Korver. This season's decline beyond the line doesn't mean he's lost his shooter's touch. He shot 93.3% from the stripe, which would have been enough for him to win the free throw shooting title, but he failed to get the required number of attempts.
NBA Players Poll: Best Pure Shooter - Sports Illustrated