Indiana Pacers: 15 greatest shooters of all time

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C.J. Miles, Indiana Pacers
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C.J. Miles. 8. player. 100. . SG/SF. (2014-17)

C.J. Miles had a three-year run with the Pacers from 2014 to 2017. While it might seem nondescript over time, one thing that can be said with complete certainty. Miles hit plenty of triples while donning a Pacers jersey. He did so efficiently as well, knocking down 37 percent of them in three seasons, including an impressive 42.4 percent mark in 2016-17.

Miles benefitted from playing in today’s 3-happy NBA, where a man of his talent was appreciated more than it would’ve been even in the early 2000s. As such, he was able to quickly climb the Pacers’ 3-point makes leaderboard, as he ranks seventh on the all-time list as of Oct. 3, 2018.

In Indiana, Miles was effective as a spot-up shooter that could come off screens and tickle the twine from deep without taking a ton of dribbles. He would let either Paul George or some other playmaking ball handler to collapse the defense so that he could make them pay from downtown.

He did most of his damage on catch-and-shoot threes, especially during his last two seasons with the Pacers — shooting 38.3 and 42.1 percent, respectively.

In the modern game, guys like Miles will always find work as long as they hit threes at a consistent rate. As his counting stats and percentages illustrate, he was good at keeping the lanes open for his more gifted teammates.