Indiana Pacers: 15 greatest shooters of all time

Reggie Miller (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Reggie Miller, Indiana Pacers
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100. . SG. (1987-05). Reggie Miller. 1. player

You had to know that the greatest Pacer of all time would be at the top of this list. Reggie Miller isn’t just the greatest 3-point shooter in Pacers history, he’s one of the greatest outside shooters of all time. In terms of franchise rankings, Miller holds the all-time records for threes made (2,560) and threes attempted (6,486).

The next closest player in both of those categories, Danny Granger, has as many attempts (2,526) as Miller has makes. Of course, Miller played for 18 seasons, it makes sense that he would have such a significant lead in most of the cumulative stats (also leads in field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, games, minutes, assists and steals).

Known as “The Knick Killer” for his memorable performances against the New York Knicks in the playoffs during the 1990s — particularly his eight points in nine seconds in the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals — Miller had a flair for the dramatic and could always be counted on in big moments (he averaged 20.6 points per game with a 39 percent 3-point percentage in the postseason).

Miller wasn’t the best athlete and he didn’t have ankle-breaking handles, but he was able to use his quick release and lanky arms to shoot over smaller guards and knock down jumper after jumper. And if he was coming off a screen? Forget about it.

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For nearly two decades, if the Pacers needed a clutch shot, Miller was the guy that they turned to. More often than not, he came through for them.