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Post#31 Re: Shooting Big Men
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:04 pm by Blast Tyrant

Valanciunas has close to 3 point range as a 20 year old rookie. Great free throw shooter too so the potential is there. He's known more for his inside presence on the glass and defensively so he sounds like what you're looking for.
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Post#32 Re: Shooting Big Men
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:07 pm by ComboGuardCity

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ComboGuardCity wrote:This thread brings up another topic, when will the NBA shift to a "taller" game. Guys like Durant and Lebron already have the ball skills to bring the ball up the court and Lebron has the ability to actually play the PG position at an elite level. Then you have guys like Parsons, Charlie V, Ryan Anderson etc who all mainly play on the perimeter. In 15 years, can you see an NBA with a 6'8 PG, 6'10 SG, and a 7ft front court?


no, i think the league will actually get smaller, with more 6'9" guys at center. the more and more teams go away from big defensive post presence bigs, the less of a need it is to have them on the floor at all. plus, the game really handcuffs bigmen in general

Interesting. Who knows maybe the game will evolve into a 5 on 5 all 6'8
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Post#33 Re: Shooting Big Men
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:24 pm by Catchall

Dan Issle and Bill Laimbeer.

Could Bill Walton shoot from range?
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Post#34 Re: Shooting Big Men
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:35 pm by tsherkin

Catchall wrote:Dan Issle and Bill Laimbeer.

Could Bill Walton shoot from range?


15-18 ish feet, sure. Wooden's ideal UCLA center.
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Post#35 Re: Shooting Big Men
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:28 pm by Jake0890

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Post#36 Re: Shooting Big Men
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:26 am by DieHardBallFan

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DieHardBallFan wrote:Well Bosh lead the league in 15% corner jump shots last year. Including guards. Pretty sure hes up top this year as well. So I would put him up top with best shooting big men.

He's shooting 52.1% in mid range jumpers :o He's practically leading the league in this area. No body shoots a higher percentage with at least 100 shots.

http://stats.nba.com/leaguePlayerShots. ... 0&pageNo=1


Says it all. For the record I meant 15foot not %.

The guy is so under appreciated for what he brings to the position and his size. So efficient.
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Post#37 Re: Shooting Big Men
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:21 am by sprint2thecup

kevin durant is not a big man. to me a big man is someone who always plays pf/c, and that's not kd. chris bosh is a shooting big man, that's what they look like.
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Post#38 Re: Shooting Big Men
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:01 am by branny

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Post#39 Re: Shooting Big Men
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:26 am by Pimpwerx

I see certain names popping up in this thread repeatedly, but what about the Bosh love? Bosh is a better shooter and player than Dirk for the last two season. Realtalk. PEACE.
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Post#40 Re: Shooting Big Men
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:36 am by acrossthecourt

ComboGuardCity wrote:
PetroNet wrote:
ComboGuardCity wrote:This thread brings up another topic, when will the NBA shift to a "taller" game. Guys like Durant and Lebron already have the ball skills to bring the ball up the court and Lebron has the ability to actually play the PG position at an elite level. Then you have guys like Parsons, Charlie V, Ryan Anderson etc who all mainly play on the perimeter. In 15 years, can you see an NBA with a 6'8 PG, 6'10 SG, and a 7ft front court?


no, i think the league will actually get smaller, with more 6'9" guys at center. the more and more teams go away from big defensive post presence bigs, the less of a need it is to have them on the floor at all. plus, the game really handcuffs bigmen in general

Interesting. Who knows maybe the game will evolve into a 5 on 5 all 6'8

Oh don't believe him. The height has basically stayed constant. There have been lots of 6' 9" centers in the past.

In 2011, the top two midrange guys were Dirk and Al Horford (by percentage and with a minimum of 100 attempts.) Both were over 50 percent. Number three? Elton Brand. If you lower the limit to, say, 60 attempts, you'll add more guys like Bonner. Al Horford is also a very good midrange shooter, and few people know. One year he was over 50 percent.

The most surprising? 7' 7" Gheorghe Muresan hit 52% of his midrange shots in 1997 at 95 attempts.
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Post#41 Re: Shooting Big Men
Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:08 am by loot

Goldtop wrote:lol at first glance I thought the thread was called "shooting big ben"

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Post#42 Re: Shooting Big Men
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:32 pm by Johnlac1

tsherkin wrote:Dave Cowens and Bob McAdoo come to mind as early trend setters. Lanier had some range. Simms, Uncle Cliffy, Perkins...

McAdoo was the first guy in his size range (6-10 +) who I remember could shoot like small guys from distance. Jim McDaniel was another one. If McAdoo was playing today, he'd be a terror. He could really hit that corner shot. One of the usually overlooked great scorers from that era.
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Post#43 Re: Shooting Big Men
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:37 pm by Johnlac1

Catchall wrote:Dan Issle and Bill Laimbeer.

Could Bill Walton shoot from range?

No, Walton could hit a jump shot out to the foul line, but that was about it. He had a poor grip on the ball. He put his off hand (left) directly under the ball which threw the ball off. He actually had a good touch on his bank shots from out to 12 feet, but if someone had shown him how to balance the ball correctly, he could have shot from further out. As it was, he was an excellent scorer who could have easily averaged more points (20-25) if wanted to. He was more interested in passing and a team game.
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Post#44 Re: Shooting Big Men
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:33 pm by r3demption

rawshard lewis, jamison , and Manute Bol he was bad at 3s but he did jack quite a few during the run tmc days lol
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Post#45 Re: Shooting Big Men
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:19 pm by engelbert321

No mention of Sheed? I am disappoint.
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Post#46 Re: Shooting Big Men
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:51 pm by Clyde Frazier

tsherkin wrote:Dave Cowens and Bob McAdoo come to mind as early trend setters. Lanier had some range. Simms, Uncle Cliffy, Perkins...


Surprised you left out Jerry Lucas. Great outside shooter with range out the 3 pt line (even though one didn't exist).
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Post#47 Re: Shooting Big Men
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:54 pm by DHK

Dirk, Keith Van Horn and Raef Lafrentz immediately came to mind
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Post#48 Re: Shooting Big Men
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:57 pm by D-BE-LAW

Led Zeppelin wrote:Valanciunas has close to 3 point range as a 20 year old rookie. Great free throw shooter too so the potential is there. He's known more for his inside presence on the glass and defensively so he sounds like what you're looking for.

He shoots midrange jump shots, no where near the 3pt line.
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Post#49 Re: Shooting Big Men
Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:18 pm by bbms

Manute Bol, Mehmet Okur.
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Post#50 Re: Shooting Big Men
Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:35 pm by nakiki

6'10 ersan ilyasova shooting 44% from downtown this season
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