Indiana Pacers: 15 greatest shooters of all time

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player. 100. . SG/SF. (2007-11). Mike Dunleavy Jr.. 9

A product of Duke University, Mike Dunleavy Jr. came over to the Pacers in a January 2007 trade that sent, among others, Stephen Jackson and Al Harrington to the Golden State Warriors.

While he turned in a solid 43 game stretch for the Pacers that season — averaging 14.0 points with a .544 true shooting percentage — Dunleavy had the most productive season of his career in his first full tilt with the gold and blue in 2008-09.

Dunleavy averaged career-highs in points (19.1), rebounds (5.2), assists (3.5) and true shooting (60.5 percent), finishing with a team-best 8.5 win shares. Of course, the Pacers finished 36-46 that year, so perhaps having Dunleavy as the team’s second-best player wasn’t the best move.

That notwithstanding, Dunleavy offered Indiana what he offered every team he played for: steady production from 3-point range. He ranks ninth on the Pacers all-time 3-point makes list and has the efficiency to match, owning a 37.5 field goal percentage from behind the arc in five seasons. His shooting during the 2007-08 and 2010-11 seasons stand out in particular, as he nailed 42.4 and 40.2 percent of his treys in those respective campaigns.

In a perfect world, Dunleavy was best served as a lanky, switchable swingman that can guard multiple positions well enough and stretch the floor. He was asked to do a bit more on some underwhelming Pacers teams with middling results.

Dunleavy may have never lived up to his status as the third overall pick, but there is no questioning his prowess as a 3-point shooter.