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Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1988-1996)

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Post#1 Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1988-1996)
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:56 pm by Dipper 13

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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.



1992-93

The shot charts have been compiled from the following games/series (27 games in total):


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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%)




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Post#2 Re: Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1992-1993)
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:59 pm by SideshowBob

Much appreciation for the work you've put in Dipper. This is quite awesome.

:o 81.3% at the rim!
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Post#3 Re: Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1992-1993)
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:16 pm by tsherkin

That finishing rate is absurd.... Thanks, Dipper.
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Post#4 Re: Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1992-1993)
Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:47 am by GSP

Greatest offensive 4 Ive ever seen in his prime. IMO equal to prime Shaq offensively but Shaq kills him on defense where he suck.
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Post#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"?

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Do you have shot locations series by series?
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Post#6 Re: Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1992-1993)
Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:15 am by branny

Holy smokes he was good
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Post#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
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Post#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

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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%)

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Post#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!
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Post#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)


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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%)




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Post#11 Re: Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1988-1993)
Thu Jul 4, 2013 12:42 am by Dipper 13

29 more games added

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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%)



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Post#12 Re: Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1988-1993)
Thu Jul 4, 2013 12:50 am by Dipper 13

Now we have an 84 game sample. Below the total stats for all games listed in this thread.


At Rim: 537/663 FG (81.0%)
In Paint (Overall): 600/862 FG (69.6%)
Mid-Range: 196/449 FG (43.7%)
3 Point: 63/202 FG (31.2%)
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Post#13 Re: Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1988-1996)
Thu Jul 4, 2013 2:17 am by Dipper 13

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Post#14 Re: Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1988-1996)
Thu Jul 4, 2013 2:20 am by tsherkin

Dipper, unless you're out of North America, it is well past your bed time, young man!

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Post#15 Re: Charles Barkley Shot Chart (1988-1996)
Thu Jul 4, 2013 2:28 am by lorak

Dipper, one technical question - all games are full or first/second half? Or some are recap like types with some parts cut?
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Post#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. :nod:
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