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Wolves sign James Nunnally, who might be the world's most accurate pro shooter

He's made more than half of 400 3-pointers the last two seasons.

The Timberwolves announced Tuesday night that they have signed James Nunnally, a 3-and-D specialist who has spent the past few seasons starring in the EuroLeague. 

The Wolves have been on a mission to find players who shoot the 3 and play big-time defense on the wing, having added depth in that area by drafting Josh Okogie and Kieta Bates-Diop with hopes that both can provide longterm flexibility with their 3-and-D skills. 

I feel like I’m the top of the top when it comes to that,” Nunnally told Yahoo Sports in July when asked about being that type of player. 

Nunnally, a 6-foot-7, 28-year-old swingman, played in Turkey with Fenerbahce the last two seasons, helping them to two straight EuroLeague Final Four appearances and a championship in 2017. 

While the 3-point line is about a foot and a half shorter in the EuroLeague than it is in the NBA, Nunnally shot 55.4 percent from deep last season. In fact, he made more than half of his 400 3-point attempts over the last two seasons. 

As Yahoo Sports' Ben Rohrbach put it: "there’s a statistical case to be made he’s the world’s most accurate professional shooter right now, and the 3-obsessed NBA is taking notice."

Rohrbach compared Nunnally's opportunity to the one Joe Ingles got with the Utah Jazz a few years ago, noting how Ingles was 27 years old before the Jazz gave him a chance, a chance with which he's excelled. 

The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski reports that the Wolves gave Nunnally a two-year contract, meaning he'll likely see playing time as a backup wing to Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins.

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