Steph Curry is shooting 40.8 percent from 3-point range this season on 11.5 attempts per game.
How is he doing on what NBA.com considers "wide open" 3s?
Glad you asked.
Here are his "wide open" splits over the years:
2014-15: 46.4 percent, 3.3 attempts
2015-16: 48 percent, 3.5 attempts
2016-17: 46.4 percent, 3.9 attempts
2017-18: 47.1 percent, 4.1 attempts
2018-19: 52.3 percent, 4.0 attempts
2020-21: 41.7 percent, 2.4 attempts
The two main takeaways are that he isn't shooting as well when he has more space, and that he simply isn't getting as many of those looks.
Seeing the number drop to just 2.4 per game isn't surprising because teams have been able to smother him more often with Klay Thompson sidelined (and Kevin Durant no longer on the team).
If you're curious how the two-time NBA MVP is shooting (and has shot) when the defender is "very tight," here you are:
2014:15: 2-for-10 (20 percent)
2015-16: 5-for-23 (21.7 percent)
2016-17: 8-for-24 (33.3 percent)
2017-18: 5-for-12 (41.7 percent)
2018-19: 5-for-14 (35.7 percent)
2020-21: 8-for-15 (53.3 percent)
Pretty interesting, right?
This season clearly is an outlier on multiple levels.
In summation, Steph misses his "Splash Brother."
Come back soon, Klay.