MagicFan101 wrote:I said I used the last complete season which is 2018-2019. The correct number of regular season cases according to ESPN Stats is 14.
I only see 12 for for 2018/19. Perhaps this is about "qualified" players, as by NBA standards:
NBA.com link = 12 players for 2018/19
We are on pace for 20 such cases in 2019-2020. So I have no idea where you’re getting 18.
NBA.com link = 18 players
Still, even if we push this out to the 65 number you’re speaking of ... Let’s put our thinking caps on and ask ourselves what that really means. This says you have approx 2 elite shooters per team if talent is equally distributed.
65 players is not "elite". There are only ~400 NBA players and only 300 will have qualifying statistics (that is play in 60 games or so). Now: most of those 65 are wing players and thus this is something like 50 players out of about 180 wing players. Or about one in four wind players has a 36% 3-ball with 4 attempts per game.
So for all the things they do well, are we expecting shooting to be what Fultz or Gordon become ELITE at?
In conclusion: I am not saying Fultz and/orGordon would get to these numbers, but the goal is a realistic one for them to both aim for.