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Mark Jackson on John Stockton: 'Good to very good shooter. Not a great shooter.'

Last year, Warriors coach (and former Jazz guard) Mark Jackson made the claim that Steph Curry and Klay Thompson made up the "best-shooting backcourt tandem in the history of the game. And it's not even close."

Over at NBA.com, David Aldridge looked at some comparisons recently — including how John Stockton and Jeff Hornacek stacked up to the so-called Splash Brothers. There's some good stuff in Aldridge's piece from Hornacek, but it's Jackson's response that will probably make most Jazz fans pay attention.

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"Hornacek -- great shooter. John Stockton -- good to very good shooter. Not a great shooter. Don't get me wrong. He was an all-time great player. But John Stockton would not be considered a great shooter," Jackson was quoted as saying.

For his career, Stockton shot 51.5 percent from the floor and 38.4 percent from 3. During Hornacek's 14-year career, he shot 49.6 percent overall and 40.3 from downtown. Curry is a career 46 percent shooter (44 percent from 3) and Thompson has shot 43.6 percent overall, and 40.9 percent from beyond the arc, in his two and a half seasons.

— Aaron Falk



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