Richard Miller wrote:Invictus88 wrote:Richard Miller wrote:
How is that even relevant? Bowen didn't suddenly start shooting 3s in 02-03, he was shooting them every season.
BDM was trying to provide in Bowen a counterexample to your implying that Dre is unlikely to be a good three point shooter based solely on his free throw shooting percentage. (You mentioned FT shooting in relation to Lopez and Gasol)
You then pointed out a previously unmentioned variable (experience shooting 3s in years previous) as a reason why Bowen isn't a relevant counterexample.
It may very well be that lack of 3pt. shooting experience lessens the likelihood of Drummond being successful. However, that point wasn't related to the previous line of discussion. BDM's point was.
Nope, I never said it's solely because of FT percentage - to put it simply there's nothing to suggest Drummond would be a decent 3pt shooter, he doesn't have the touch, he's poor from FT line, poor from midrange, and so on, of course it's not impossible, but it's easy to see why people are skeptical (which whitehops thought to be mind-boggling).
The only thing said in your reply was mentioning Brook Lopez, Pau Gasol, and free throw percentage. So while you might mean something more in your mind, you didn't actually state it in the thread for others to read. BDM replied to what you did state and you called it irrelevant.
I'm not saying Drummond will be a good 3pt shooter. You are correct that there isn't any direct evidence to support it. But I was surprised with his improvements from last offseason so why not try?