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Joe Harris becomes new Nets' all-time leader in three-pointers

Joe Harris #12 of the Nets attempts a

Joe Harris #12 of the Nets attempts a three point shot during the first quarter against Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat at Barclays Center on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. Credit: Jim McIsaac

Hall of Famer Jason Kidd was the record-holder with 813 made threes, and Harris entered with 811 and wound up going 5 of 11 from three in a 15-point effort to push his total to 816 threes with the Nets.

"I think I’m lucky to come to a spot where I was afforded an opportunity as a young player, kind of grow through a lot of different mistakes, and then you kind of grow and figure it out along the way," Harris said. "It’s more about the people around you that end up making the individual player. So coming here and having a lot of great coaches and teammates. That’s what fosters great individual talent."

Among his accomplishments, Harris is the only player in Nets history to lead the league in three-point percentage, he’s one of just five players in NBA history to win multiple three-point percentage titles, he holds the Nets’ career record three-point percentage (44.0%), and he has recorded the highest three-point percentage in the NBA since 2017-18 at 44.7%.

Harris started slowly in the first four games this season at 34.5% while adjusting to a revamped roster, but suddenly, he finds himself in front of the great Kidd on the Nets’ ledger. "It’s definitely amazing, just the fact you’re on a leaderboard like that with some players that have played here over the years," Harris said. "I’m sure that had J-Kidd played in this day and age, he probably would have made a lot more threes. I’m fortunate for the time we’re in and being here long enough to accomplish something like that."

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