Indiana Pacers: 15 greatest shooters of all time

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. SF. (2006). Peja Stojakovic. 14. player. 100

Peja Stojakovic is fourth on the Pacers all-time 3-point field goal percentage list. That might come as a surprise to some, since most people associated him as being one of the best players in Sacramento Kings history. However, he did make the most of his brief time in Indianapolis with the Pacers in 2006.

First, a bit of back story: The Pacers acquired Stojakovic from Sacramento in exchange for Metta World Peace (then known as Ron Artest) in January 2006. At the time, the trade was framed more as a means for the Pacers to jettison a player that they were fed up with.

World Peace played in only seven games the previous year thanks to his role in the infamous “Malice at the Palace” and was deactivated after 16 games the next season. In return, Indiana received a lethal long-range shooter with some playmaking skills.

Stojakovic played 40 games with the Pacers that season and put up really good numbers, averaging 19.5 points with a .461/.404/.903 shooting line. His proficiency from deep helped fill a massive void left by Reggie Miller, who retired the previous season.

Stojakovic’s efforts helped the Pacers reach the playoffs for the ninth straight season, though they were ousted in the first round by the then-New Jersey Nets.