Saddiq Bey is already the greatest 3-point shooter in Pistons – The Athletic history

In the last month, with every 3-pointer tickling the string for Saddiq Bey, it feels like the forward is about to break a record sophomore. His shot is unorthodox but efficient. I’m not sure if he could jump over a dime during his jump. Every time the ball leaves Bey’s fingertips, one wonders if he can even see his target due to his low clearance. Then the ball goes in the basket. Over and over again.

That happened on Sunday night and many others during his short career. Bey had another of those performances as Detroit defeated the Pacers 121-117. The 22-year-old made six 3s … in the first quarter, which was just a close to tying a franchise record for a single quarter. He finished 7 of 9 from long range for 31 points. He might have had his second 50-point performance of the season had he played more than 22 minutes.

Funny thing, if you follow the Pistons even a little bit, Sunday night wasn’t even an abnormal performance from Bey. He’s hit five or more 3s in a game 10 times this season. If we go back and include his rookie season, Bey has a total of 23 games with that many 3s. About 16 percent of Bey’s career games have featured at least five 3-pointers made. This is absurd, and why I say this: Bey is already the greatest 3-point shooter in Pistons history.

“If he starts it, he starts it,” said Pistons head coach Dwane Casey. “When he started in the first quarter, I think the basket looked like the ocean to him. He has that talent.”

There is no question that the Pistons organization has produced some elite 3-point shooters. Saddiq Bey is already the greatest 3-point shooter in Pistons – The Athletic history

Jake Nichol

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