Worm Guts wrote:
I’m pretty sure teams have always tried for as many dunks/layups as they can get.
Worm Guts wrote:Dunks are part of modern basketball. Threes and high percentage 2’s.
The NBA has been dunking and shooting 3s since 1979. So modern basketball must go back 40 years. Being a little sarcastic I know they shoot MORE 3s now. Do they make more dunks now?
I wouldn’t be surprised if dunks are down though since teams are going to be more willing to settle for a 3.
Well, I don't think we can really say they have always tried for as many Dunks as they can get. Layups are a different story that I'm not focusing on right now.
In 15/16 the Wolves were one rank higher than GSW. That of course would be a season with Wiggins(young Wigs), Lavine, Towns, Bazz. Players that were trying
to dunk at times. Remember the high flying offense they were capable of that was stirring up Buzz about their future?
In our 1st round playoff season, Warriors were 2nd, Rockets were 6th, and Wolves were 12th (5.25%). Did you see any Wolves dunking once they were in the playoff series? At least getting up to 5.25% helped get us in. It was a part of those last couple games of the season that got us in.
Last season drops all the way down to 20th at 4%. That can't be claimed as trying. We had neither the personnel for it, nor the desire to do it.
Looking at winning playoff teams, they are in the high 6 to 7% range every season. Get there, go over it maybe to make up for our lousy efficiency at 3s. In 2012-13 season the Denver Nuggets (3 seed) were using Dunks at 9.97% and it got them 57 wins. It looks like the Wolves now have many more players capable of Dunking with some authority so we shouldn't have to wait on Wiggins' desire anymore. Let him go stand in his corner while others dunk and buy him a little space to get his 3 off.