Top 8 long-range sharpshooters in Detroit Pistons’ history
#6: Allan Houston- 41%
If you look at some of the biggest “what ifs” in Detroit Pistons’ history, one of them has to be “what if Allan Houston had played longer with Grant Hill?”
Houston played his first three seasons with the Pistons and shot an outstanding 41 percent overall, including his third season when he shot 42.7 percent on 5.5 attempts per game. When you consider that this was in the 90’s well before the 3-point era really got started, it shows just how great a shooter Houston was.
But he eventually wanted more money than the Pistons were willing to give him and simply walked in free agency after his third season, which seems wild in retrospect, as Detroit let a young player fresh off a season where he scored nearly 20 per game on outstanding shooting splits walk for nothing.
The Pistons won 54 games the next season anyway, but you have to wonder if they would have had more playoff success with Allan Houston spreading the floor around Grant Hill.
Now Houston will mostly be remembered for having the contract that broke the league and forced the Amnesty Clause, aka The Allan Houston Rule.