The worst shooters in Detroit Pistons’ history may surprise you

Detroit Pistons guard Vinnie Johnson (15) Credit: MPS-USA TODAY Sports
Detroit Pistons guard Vinnie Johnson (15) Credit: MPS-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Detroit Pistons’ all-time worst 3-point shooter is up for debate

The Detroit Pistons’ worst 3-point shooters of all time is a list that will surprise you, as many of them are some of the franchise’s greatest players. But when you take into account the eras, and the fact that players just didn’t shoot as many in the 80’s and 90’s, the title of worst is up for debate.

Vinnie “The Microwave” Johnson is statistically the worst 3-point shooter of those with the requisite attempts. But this was more due to his longevity than being a bad shooter, as he never even attempted one per game on average in a season, not even close. But Johnson hit just 24.2 percent of the ones he did take, so he technically ranks as the worst.

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Dennis Rodman (25.3%) is second on the list, but he too barely had any attempts from beyond the arc and most of them were probably desperation heaves at the end of quarters and shot clocks.

Sekou Doumbouya (25.4%) only played 94 games for the Detroit Pistons but cracked plenty of backboards in that time. Grant Hill, who only took one 3-point attempt per game once in his career comes in 4th with a 25.6 percentage from long range.

I would argue that the next two players are actually worse, as they played in the 3-point era and chucked them even though their percentage was similar to someone from another planet who had never seen a basketball before.

Josh Smith (26.2%) and Killian Hayes (27.4%) both averaged over 3.5 attempts per game at times for the Detroit Pistons, so if we are debating the worst 3-point shooters in team history, their names have to be mentioned.

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