Allen Crabbe breaks franchise record for three-pointers in a season

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: Allen Crabbe (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: Allen Crabbe (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Friday night was a special one for Allen Crabbe, who etched his name in Brooklyn Nets history.

There’s a new record holder for three-point field goals in a season for the Brooklyn Nets. Allen Crabbe (173) passed Deron Williams (169) on Brooklyn’s all-time list Friday, hitting five three-pointers in the Nets’ 116-112 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Williams broke the record back in 2012-13, the Nets inaugural season in Brooklyn.

It comes as no surprise that Crabbe was able to surpass the previous mark. In today’s three-point driven league, teams are attempting more shots from beyond the arc than ever before.

Brooklyn is averaging 35 three-point field goal attempts a game this season, its most in franchise history. Only the Houston Rockets (42.2) are attempting more three-pointers than the Nets this season.

Consequently, Crabbe now also holds Brooklyn’s record for most three-point field goal attempts in a season at 468. For reference, Williams attempted 447 three-point field goals when he set the record.

Although Crabbe’s $19 million contract hasn’t exactly matched his production, he’s still enjoying his best season statistically as a pro. The four-year veteran is averaging career highs in points (12.7), rebounds (4.4), assists (1.5), and minutes (29.5).

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Crabbe quickly established himself as a starter this season after spending four years coming off the bench for the Portland Trailblazers.

The Nets were drawn to Crabbe as a restricted free agent for his versatility and potential. At 6’6″, he has the length to match up at both guard and forward. While he was primarily seen as an offensive-minded wing, Crabbe has transformed into one of the team’s best perimeter defenders.

Furthermore, at 25-years-old, he fits the mold for Brooklyn’s rebuilding roster and youth overhaul.

Crabbe still has two years left on his contract, so expect his numbers to improve as he gets another summer of development under his belt.

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With the help of head coach Kenny Atkinson and general manager Sean Marks, Allen Crabbe could play a large role in the turnaround of the franchise.