Los Angeles Clippers: Top 5 Small Forwards of All-Time

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No. 5: Eric Piatkowski

When it comes to the best three point shooters in Clippers history, Eric Piatkowski is ahead by a mile. He may have never reached 30 minutes per game during his nine seasons with the team, and he was never a high volume scorer, but his sharpshooting and efficiency was always valuable.

For a Clippers team who had been so bad for so long, you can rarely go wrong by adding a prolific three point shooter to at least bury some big shots.

Piatkowski was drafted in 1994 by the Indiana Pacers, and was traded — along with Pooh Richardson and Malik Sealy — just one day later to the Clippers in exchange for Mark Jackson and Greg Minor. From then on, Piatkowski played the biggest role of his career in L.A., as well as enjoying his most productive seasons as a pro.

In his rookie season, he got off to a solid start by playing 14.9 minutes a night, averaging 7 points on 44.1 percent shooting whilst making 37.4 percent of his three pointers. It was in Piatkowski’s fourth season that he really started to make an impact, though. His playing time reached 26 minutes per game (the first time it surpassed 15 in his career) and he averaged 11.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting 3.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.8 steals and made 40.9 percent of his threes.

During his nine seasons with the Clippers, Piatkowski played in 616 games which ranks him third in franchise history in that category, whilst using his deadly accuracy to establish himself as the best sharpshooter to ever play for the team.

After leaving the Clippers in 2003, Eric Piatkowksi finished his career in L.A. ranking 1st in made three point field goals; and it wasn’t even close. He made 738 threes, which is 309 more than 2nd place Jamal Crawford. To cap it all off, Piatkowski even earned the 10th best offensive rating of any player in Clippers history with 114.1.

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