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Randy Foye climbing Nuggets' single-season 3-point chart

Veteran shooting guard tied with Michael Adams at No. 4

Nuggets guard Randy Foye needs 12 3-pointers to match his career-best total from last season.
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One year after setting the long-distance standard in Utah, Nuggets guard Randy Foye is climbing the charts again in Denver.

With eight games remaining, Foye has made a team-leading 166 3-pointers, which is tied with Michael Adams for the fourth-most by a Nuggets player in a single-season.

Dale Ellis holds the team record with 192 3-pointers in 1996-97, while J.R. Smith made 180 in 2008-09. Adams is third on the list with 167 in 1990-91.

Seeking a perimeter threat to stretch the floor, the Nuggets acquired Foye from Utah as part of a three-team trade last summer. He set the Jazz single-season franchise record when he made a career-best 178 3-pointers in 2012-13.

“For me making the 3s, I have to give a lot of credit to my teammates and the coaching staff to put me in that position,” Foye said. “Ty Lawson, being a point guard, finds me a lot. We’ve built some unbelievable chemistry.”

Foye was pressed into double-duty when Lawson missed nine straight games in February. During that time, he showed his versatility as a scorer and playmaker.

“For a period of time, he had play the point guard position for us,” coach Brian Shaw said. “We’re still relying on him to give us the 3 and to defend his position, as well as handle the ball and facilitate for us.”

Shaw also commended Foye for embracing the role as the vocal leader on the court and in the locker room.

“I took on a lot of responsibility,” Foye said. “The season has been rough but I feel as though there’s a lot of stuff that we’re still learning. We’re still building chemistry.”