Brook Lopez shooting threes like crazy for Bucks

Taking his height and position into account, Bucks center Brook Lopez has been taking an absolutely wild amount of three-pointers this season. Here’s the Chicago Tribune marveling at the spectacle:

Dirk Nowitzki owns the NBA record for 3-pointers in a season by a 7-footer, making 151 for the Mavericks way back in the 2000-01 season.

It’s a record that Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen flirted with last season before falling six short, the third-most since Nowitzki also sank 148 during the 2002-03 campaign.

Through 14 games, Bucks big man Brook Lopez is on pace to not only break Nowitzki’s record but shatter it. Freed to launch freely in new Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer’s aesthetically pleasing offensive system, Lopez would sink 240 3-pointers if he maintains his current — and ridiculous — pace.

Lopez has been taking 7.0 three point attempts per game this season, second on the team behind Khris Middleton, who takes 7.4/game.

Lopez took 4.4 three-pointers per game last season for the Lakers, and 5.2 per game in 2016-17 for the Nets. In his previous seasons, between 2008-16, he never averaged more than 0.2 three-point attempts per game.

I’ll never be a big fan of centers acting like shooting guards, but the Bucks are 10-4 so far this season and their offense has been one of the most effective in the NBA. You can’t argue with success.