Much like the NBA.com templates, I have complied a basic chart of Barkley's shooting from various games during his 1992-1993 season. I am also charting some of his Sixers games from 1988-92, which I will later add to this thread. Keep in mind some of the zones on the first chart overlap the paint and mid-range areas. The paint is separated by shots at the rim (layups/dunks) and shots outside of the rim area (seeing as there was no restricted circle at the time). Mid-range is defined as anything outside the paint and inside the 3 point line. A few games are incomplete with FGA unaccounted for on chart.
The shot charts have been compiled from the following games/series (27 games in total):
Dec 22, 1992 - Warriors vs. Suns Feb 7, 1993 - Magic vs. Suns *4 FGA Mar 3, 1993 - Sixers vs. Suns Mar 23, 1993 - Knicks vs. Suns Mar 28, 1993 - Suns vs. Sixers (2nd Half Only) *12 FGA Mar 30, 1993 - Suns vs. Bulls Apr 2, 1993 - Suns vs. Celtics Apr 6, 1993 - Lakers vs. Suns 1993 Playoffs Suns vs. Spurs (Full Series) 1993 Playoffs Suns vs. Sonics (Full Series) 1993 Finals Suns vs. Bulls (Full Series)
At Rim: 156/192 FG (81.3%) In Paint (Overall): 175/264 (66.3%) Mid-Range: 75/205 FG (36.6%) 3 Point: 16/57 FG (28.1%) Slam Dunk: 44/49 FG (89.8%)
#5 Re: Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1992-1993) Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:39 am by lorak
Great job Dipper, but I have one technical question. How you judge from what location was shot - by where player jumps or where ball leaves his hands? I mean, for example player jumps from just outside of the lane and finishes with layup around rim - is it shot "at rim" or "outside of paint"?
EDIT Do you have shot locations series by series?
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#7 Re: Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1992-1993) Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:24 am by PetroNet
barkleys MVP season with the suns was the most dominating ive ever seen a player play outside of jordan... and he wasnt far off. more then shaq, more then lebron, more then bird, more then magic. that year, barkley was just unreal. he was the most determined player in the league and he set the tone of every game, which is something you just cant measure. true beast mode
#8 Re: Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1992-1993) Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:29 am by Dipper 13
DavidStern wrote:Great job Dipper, but I have one technical question. How you judge from what location was shot - by where player jumps or where ball leaves his hands? I mean, for example player jumps from just outside of the lane and finishes with layup around rim - is it shot "at rim" or "outside of paint"?
The example you mentioned counts as a shot at the rim. In that instance I am looking at the release point. I think it goes without saying all dunks are also considered shots at the rim. Basically I pictured a restricted circle on the floor. Though his mid range shooting seems to be lower than usual, seeing as he was in a shooting slump from the outside early in the playoffs. His overall FG% in the playoffs was only 47.7%. On top of that he had a tendency of taking long 2's from the corners. But he was so dominating inside the paint it almost makes up for it. The master of exploiting illegal defense. I'm almost finished charting some of his Sixers games from 1988-92, just to see how it compares to this sample from 1993.
EDIT Do you have shot locations series by series?
No shot location, this is just a basic shot chart. If you want here is how he shot in the '93 playoffs (not including the Lakers series), against front courts featuring Antoine Carr, Terry Cummings, JR Reid, David Robinson, Shawn Kemp, Sam Perkins, Horace Grant, & Scott Williams.
19 Games Total
At Rim: 105/131 FG (80.2%) In Paint (Overall): 118/186 FG (63.4%) Mid-Range: 53/151 FG (35.1%) 3 Point: 8/38 FG (21.1.%) Slam Dunk: 31/35 FG (88.6%)
#9 Re: Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1992-1993) Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:13 am by Gregoire
Great work! Barkley in the paint on pair with MJ, Shaq and Lebron!
Yeah, when ever I make all time comparisons, I pretty much ignore the pre-3PT-line era. The game was so different then. It's apples and oranges. Those guys may be better or may be worse, we're never really going to know.
#10 Re: Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1992-1993) Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:12 am by Dipper 13
Added 1988-92 charts (28 games total)
Nov 30, 1987 - Sixers vs. Jazz Nov 8, 1988 - Pistons vs. Sixers Nov 16, 1988 - Bulls vs. Sixers Dec 28, 1988 - Sixers vs. Lakers Mar 16, 1989 - Sixers vs. Knicks Nov 14, 1989 - Sixers vs. Celtics Mar 11, 1990 - Sixers vs. Celtics Apr 7, 1990 - Sixers vs. Hawks Apr 19, 1990 - Sixers vs. Pistons 1990 Playoffs Game 5 Sixers vs. Cavs 1990 Playoffs Sixers vs. Bulls (Full Series) Nov 2, 1990 - Sixers vs. Bulls *2 FGA Nov 30, 1990 - Sixers vs. Pistons Dec 28, 1990 - Sixers vs. Suns Jan 9, 1991 - Bulls vs. Sixers 1991 Playoffs Sixers vs. Bulls (Full Series) Nov 1, 1991 - Sixers vs. Bulls Nov 22, 1991 - Hawks vs. Sixers (Incomplete) *8 FGA Mar 8, 1992 - Bulls vs. Sixers Apr 4, 1992 - Sixers vs. Hawks
At Rim: 216/270 FG (80.0%) In Paint (Overall): 237/324 FG (73.1%) Mid-Range: 41/93 FG (44.1%) 3 Point: 13/53 FG (24.5%) Slam Dunk: 63/64 FG (98.4%)
#11 Re: Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1988-1993) Thu Jul 4, 2013 12:42 am by Dipper 13
29 more games added
Dec 4, 1987 - Sonics vs. Sixers *2 FGA Mar 23, 1988 - Bulls vs. Sixers Nov 28, 1988 - Lakers vs. Sixers 1989 Playoffs Gm. 2 Sixers vs. Knicks 1989 Playoffs Gm. 3 Knicks vs. Sixers Nov 17, 1989 - Spurs vs. Sixers *2 FGA Dec 7, 1990 - Nuggets vs. Sixers Mar 17, 1991 - Sixers vs. Celtics 1994 Playoffs Warriors vs. Suns (Full Series) *5 FGA 1994 Playoffs Suns vs. Rockets (Full Series) * 6 FGA Mar 13, 1994 - Suns vs. Magic Jan 17, 1995 - Nuggets vs. Suns *4 FGA Jan 22, 1995 - Magic vs. Suns *2 FGA Feb 7, 1995 - Suns vs. Mavericks Mar 16, 1995 - Suns vs. Hornets Mar 21, 1995 - Suns vs. Magic *1 FGA 1995 Playoffs Gm. 3 Suns vs. Blazers Jan 28, 1996 - Suns vs. Bulls Feb 6, 1996 - Bulls vs. Suns 1996 Playoffs Gm. 2 Suns vs. Spurs Nov 2, 1996 - Rockets vs. Suns
At Rim: 165/201 FG (82.1%) In Paint (Overall): 188/274 FG (68.6%) Mid-Range: 80/151 FG (53.0%) 3 Point: 34/92 FG (37.0%)
#16 Re: Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1988-1996) Thu Jul 4, 2013 2:37 am by Dipper 13
DavidStern wrote:Dipper, one technical question - all games are full or first/second half? Or some are recap like types with some parts cut?
Full games, though a few of them are incomplete. I just skimmed through these games over the past few months charting his shot attempts. A couple of the Phoenix games began halfway through the 1st quarter since it was not the first NBC game of the day. The FG attempts that are not on the charts have been noted next to the games with an asterisk.
tsherkin wrote:That finishing rate is absurd.... Thanks, Dipper.
Is he the best finisher of all time? He certainly has a good case based on the game footage.