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Who Will Become An Average To Above-Average 3P Shooter This Year?

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Who Will Become An Average To Above-Average 3P Shooter This Year? 

Post#1 » by HairyGOATee » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:49 pm

Who Will Become An Average To Above-Average 3P Shooter This Year?
The average 3P% mark last year was 35.5%.

So Here Are The People Who Shot Below That Last Year:
Kleber (just barely at 35.3%)
Brunson
Luka
THJ
Powell
Barea
Courtney Lee
DFS
Delon

Which of those guys will improve enough to hit the league average?
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Re: Who Will Become An Average To Above-Average 3P Shooter This Year? 

Post#2 » by LukstapsDzingic » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:51 pm

Maxi will definitely make it considering he's only .2% short and he improved by 4% last year on more attempts. Brunson is very close too. Outside of that, they may all stay below average. Luka should get better, but he takes so many difficult shots and halfcourt heaves it drags his percentages down.

I think Delon is the most important guy to watch. He's a perfect fit defensively, but he needs to be able to take advantage of all the open looks Luka and Kristaps create.
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Re: Who Will Become An Average To Above-Average 3P Shooter This Year? 

Post#3 » by HairyGOATee » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:59 am

LukstapsDzingic wrote:Maxi will definitely make it considering he's only .2% short and he improved by 4% last year on more attempts. Brunson is very close too. Outside of that, they may all stay below average. Luka should get better, but he takes so many difficult shots and halfcourt heaves it drags his percentages down.

I think Delon is the most important guy to watch. He's a perfect fit defensively, but he needs to be able to take advantage of all the open looks Luka and Kristaps create.


I kind of agree with this, but I also think that Luka and KP running the 2 man game will help Luka out. That and KP kicking out of double teams in the post.
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Re: Who Will Become An Average To Above-Average 3P Shooter This Year? 

Post#4 » by bobsquad » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:58 am

LOCKS
1. Lee is like a career 40% free throw shooter, he had a terrible season but he should at least be league average.
2. Brunson also has a history of being a good shooter. Playing in a better offense and having a year of experience under his belt, he'll be at least league average.

MAYBE
3. Maxi's number, I expect, will regress because he'll draw more defenders on the perimeter. Which is overall a good thing! But he's also been very vocal over the past year of work he's put into his shot.
4. Hardaway is a chucker and I'm not bullish on his ability to produce in this offense. But he hit 35.5% his last season as a bench guy in Atlanta, so it's within the realm of possibility.

DOUBTFUL
5. Luka is a good shooter but he often takes contested 3s, which usually translates to a poor percentage. For that same reason, Kobe only eclipsed 35.5% 3 times in his career.
6. DFS has never shown signs of being a consistently good shooter, but he reportedly shoots well in practice? Though I expect his number to be closer to his first half .345 clip, a .355 mark would be a shocker.
7. Delon's shooting was on the uptick in Toronto, but fell off in a larger role in Memphis. Maybe this offense finds a way to get him good shots, but I doubt he's above average.
8. JJ isn't going to come back from a torn Achilles at his age and not see regression across the board, including shooting. But I suppose he could try to reinvent himself as a 3 point marksman, so I give him a slight chance.

NO CHANCE
9. Powell is just not a good shooter.
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Re: Who Will Become An Average To Above-Average 3P Shooter This Year? 

Post#5 » by SOUNDCHASER » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:41 pm

bobsquad wrote:LOCKS
1. Lee is like a career 40% free throw shooter, he had a terrible season but he should at least be league average.
2. Brunson also has a history of being a good shooter. Playing in a better offense and having a year of experience under his belt, he'll be at least league average.

MAYBE
3. Maxi's number, I expect, will regress because he'll draw more defenders on the perimeter. Which is overall a good thing! But he's also been very vocal over the past year of work he's put into his shot.
4. Hardaway is a chucker and I'm not bullish on his ability to produce in this offense. But he hit 35.5% his last season as a bench guy in Atlanta, so it's within the realm of possibility.

DOUBTFUL
5. Luka is a good shooter but he often takes contested 3s, which usually translates to a poor percentage. For that same reason, Kobe only eclipsed 35.5% 3 times in his career.
6. DFS has never shown signs of being a consistently good shooter, but he reportedly shoots well in practice? Though I expect his number to be closer to his first half .345 clip, a .355 mark would be a shocker.
7. Delon's shooting was on the uptick in Toronto, but fell off in a larger role in Memphis. Maybe this offense finds a way to get him good shots, but I doubt he's above average.
8. JJ isn't going to come back from a torn Achilles at his age and not see regression across the board, including shooting. But I suppose he could try to reinvent himself as a 3 point marksman, so I give him a slight chance.

NO CHANCE
9. Powell is just not a good shooter.

I can agree with most of this but I am going to say DeLon will improve his 3 and get into Maybe land and Luka is going to improve in his second season as well. DeLon has a past history where he hit for the average so his odds are good he makes it back to being average. Luka is so versatile he is sure to improve a lot, especially now that he has some help carrying the team.
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Re: Who Will Become An Average To Above-Average 3P Shooter This Year? 

Post#6 » by SOUNDCHASER » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:43 pm

Of Course with Seth, KP and Ryan the team is prepared to bomb the crap out of whoever.

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