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NBA player poll says Wes Johnson is a better pure shooter than Kevin Durant

Posted by: Michael Rand under Wolves news Updated: May 10, 2012 - 2:37 PM

Wes Johnson seems like a nice enough guy. But he is also a career 39.8 percent shooter in the NBA, including 34.1 percent from three-point range.

Last year, he shot 31.4 percent from long-distance. His typical shot chart looks like a boxer's face bandaged with tons of tiny X's.

And yet somehow he was named the 12th-best pure shooter in the NBA by his peers.

Kevin Durant, who is absolutely the one person on this planet we would want shooting a 19-foot jumper with the game on the line, was one spot behind him at No. 13.

We have no explanation.

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