Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green believes that Stephen Curry’s eventual three-point record will be broken after the sharpshooter retires.
Curry is currently 10 three-pointers away from breaking Hall of Famer Ray Allen’s record of 2,973 threes made.
He will get his first crack at that title on Saturday night against the Philadelphia 76ers and his brother Seth Curry.
Green said he doesn’t think Curry will hold that title for long.
In fact, Green believes it is almost certain that the record will be broken a handful of years after the two-time MVP retires.
The one reason for that belief: Steph has changed the game.
“Steph Curry’s 3-point record will 100 percent be broken,” Green said on the latest episode of the “Draymond Green Show.
“From the time he is done playing, it will probably only take someone five to six more years to break that record if that. Reason being, Trae Young comes into the NBA attempting six or seven 3-pointers per game.
Donovan Mitchell comes into the NBA attempting six or seven 3-pointers per game.
Steph Curry came into the NBA attempting two to three per game because it’s just a totally different ball game, in large part due to Steph Curry and Klay Thompson and the ways those guys shot the basketball.
“It totally changed the way the game is played just by the way Steph Curry and Klay Thompson have been playing the game all this time.
When I look back on the 10 years that I have been here, most people, especially in the analytical department, didn’t think Steph Curry shot enough threes.
To this day, they still don’t think Steph Curry shoots enough threes.
That just goes to show you where the game is going and why his record will be broken probably within five to six years of him playing the game.”
Regardless of whether that truly happens or not, Green knows that what his teammate has managed to do is special.
“However, forget the record being broken,” Green said.
“The fact that he is breaking this record and that he is doing it in almost half the amount of games that Ray Allen did it, it really just speaks to who Steph Curry is, the type of talent that he is, the shooter that he is, it’s one of the most incredible things.”
One thing is certain, Draymond Green and all NBA fans will witness the new three-point record holder after this weekend.