There are currently 54 active players that are shooting 40% from three point range or better.

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Re: There are currently 54 active players that are shooting 40% from three point range or better. 

Post#21 » by danvato » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:28 pm

Capn'O wrote:Time to drop the corners...

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I've also seen a model where the arc has the same radius as current but squares off to the sideline at the same spot to eliminate the corner 3.


I don't like the increase of 3 this year (i've been ok with it last 3-4 years, but this year is overkill). However, I don't think it's as simple as removing the corner 3. I think there is a big risk is thee 3 is not there, noone will want to shoot from there for 2 points. It will go from the best shot to the worst shot in basketball. So that area will be empty and paint more crowded.

also, curious to see how many players are shooting 50/40 this year. It feels like there is an unusually high amount of guards/wings shooting 50+%
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Post#22 » by Marrrcuss » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:36 pm

Wait, they are shooting it well??? Get rid of it while you get off my lawn!!!
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Post#23 » by dans1230 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:39 pm

JVC1011 wrote:Is it the empty arenas?

I think this plays a bigger role than everyone thinks. Its almost like a scrimmage or practice atmosphere during games. Its got to be easier to hold your concentration without 20000 people screaming at you.
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Post#24 » by jg77 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:39 pm

JVC1011 wrote:Is it the empty arenas?


This is a major factor imo
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Post#25 » by ATRAIN53 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:45 pm

Capn'O wrote:Time to drop the corners...

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I've also seen a model where the arc has the same radius as current but squares off to the sideline at the same spot to eliminate the corner 3.


Oh I like that!

The game has changed, it's a chuck fest.

You used to be able to name/count the 3 point specialists in the league on one hand.
Guys like Craig Hodges made a career being a 3 point specialist.

Barely 5 years ago people coveted Kyle Korver.
Now the guy can't find a job!
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Re: There are currently 54 active players that are shooting 40% from three point range or better. 

Post#26 » by Capn'O » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:53 pm

danvato wrote:
Capn'O wrote:Time to drop the corners...

Image

I've also seen a model where the arc has the same radius as current but squares off to the sideline at the same spot to eliminate the corner 3.


I don't like the increase of 3 this year (i've been ok with it last 3-4 years, but this year is overkill). However, I don't think it's as simple as removing the corner 3. I think there is a big risk is thee 3 is not there, noone will want to shoot from there for 2 points. It will go from the best shot to the worst shot in basketball. So that area will be empty and paint more crowded.

also, curious to see how many players are shooting 50/40 this year. It feels like there is an unusually high amount of guards/wings shooting 50+%


You'd still need spacers but the ones who can truly do it at higher percentages would brew fewer.
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Post#28 » by JonFromVA » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:25 pm

zimpy27 wrote:It's the reduced defensive intensity due to the dense season schedule.

I thought it was obvious


Good point, but on the flip side, tired legs usually lead to short shots.

I took a quick look at 3 players on the Nets ... Harden seems affected shooting on 0 days rest, but Joe Harris and Jeff Green seem unaffected. Green is shooting a ridiculous 50% with 0 days rest.

It's worth a deeper look, but I suspect the biggest difference is the lack of a disadvantage for teams on the road this season.
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Post#29 » by Lunartic » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:32 pm

Let defenders actually defend and it will sort itself out. Right now, we have an artificial boom in uber efficient 3point shooting thanks to the referees calling fouls on any contact at all - whether the defender grazes the shooter on a pick or if the shooter jumps into the defender. Nearly every single screen is illegal as well.

Big men in the paint get mauled and bumped without a whistle (unless you're Embiid) and the perimeter players cannot be touched without a call. It's unbalanced.
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Post#30 » by JN61 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:46 pm

League needs to allow 3 point line to be defended. I swear on every NBA game there is 4-5 bricked 3 point shots that just get ignored as result of a foul because someone breathed on the likes of Curry while running past them while trying to contest shot.
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Post#31 » by Rodwilliams » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:58 pm

It’s Lebron Dirk and D’Antoni fault that this is happening.
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Post#32 » by G35 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:02 pm

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G35 wrote:Better athletes today than ever before......


How does being a better athlete have anything to do with this? You think Joe Harris is some all world athlete ? Lol

Players are just shooting and practicing 3’s more so then before.



You haven't heard? The best athletes and the best shooters are all playing right now.

Players from even 10 years ago cannot shoot like the guys shooting right now.

Because what you are suggesting is that guys from the 60's...you know those plumbers who played in the league...if they just practiced more could be just as good as the guys now...or is that not what you are saying.....
I'm so tired of the typical......
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Post#33 » by zimpy27 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:29 pm

JonFromVA wrote:
zimpy27 wrote:It's the reduced defensive intensity due to the dense season schedule.

I thought it was obvious


Good point, but on the flip side, tired legs usually lead to short shots.

I took a quick look at 3 players on the Nets ... Harden seems affected shooting on 0 days rest, but Joe Harris and Jeff Green seem unaffected. Green is shooting a ridiculous 50% with 0 days rest.

It's worth a deeper look, but I suspect the biggest difference is the lack of a disadvantage for teams on the road this season.


Tired legs don't affect shooting that much (they more.affect drives and layups/dunks) but perhaps if you looked at all the shooting data we might see a pattern towards end of game where shots are less likely to drop.
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Post#34 » by JonFromVA » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:49 pm

zimpy27 wrote:
JonFromVA wrote:
zimpy27 wrote:It's the reduced defensive intensity due to the dense season schedule.

I thought it was obvious


Good point, but on the flip side, tired legs usually lead to short shots.

I took a quick look at 3 players on the Nets ... Harden seems affected shooting on 0 days rest, but Joe Harris and Jeff Green seem unaffected. Green is shooting a ridiculous 50% with 0 days rest.

It's worth a deeper look, but I suspect the biggest difference is the lack of a disadvantage for teams on the road this season.


Tired legs don't affect shooting that much (they more.affect drives and layups/dunks) but perhaps if you looked at all the shooting data we might see a pattern towards end of game where shots are less likely to drop.


Random chance says a missed jumpers should equally clank off any point of the rim. When you see them clanking off the front rim, it's a sign of shooting fatigue.

Which isn't to say there aren't other factors. Some players may enjoy the chance to play every day and stay in a rhythm.
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Post#35 » by zimpy27 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:56 pm

JonFromVA wrote:
zimpy27 wrote:
JonFromVA wrote:
Good point, but on the flip side, tired legs usually lead to short shots.

I took a quick look at 3 players on the Nets ... Harden seems affected shooting on 0 days rest, but Joe Harris and Jeff Green seem unaffected. Green is shooting a ridiculous 50% with 0 days rest.

It's worth a deeper look, but I suspect the biggest difference is the lack of a disadvantage for teams on the road this season.


Tired legs don't affect shooting that much (they more.affect drives and layups/dunks) but perhaps if you looked at all the shooting data we might see a pattern towards end of game where shots are less likely to drop.


Random chance says a missed jumpers should equally clank off any point of the rim. When you see them clanking off the front rim, it's a sign of shooting fatigue.

Which isn't to say there aren't other factors. Some players may enjoy the chance to play every day and stay in a rhythm.


It would be interesting to look at. Tired legs also produce less space because of less movement.
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Post#36 » by reload141 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:01 pm

zimpy27 wrote:It's the reduced defensive intensity due to the dense season schedule.

I thought it was obvious


Totally agree this is part of it.

I get the feeling a lot of teams that played late into the bubble aren’t trying that hard on defence too because of the quick turnaround.

(I swear I’m not just saying that because I’m a C’s fan)
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Post#37 » by zimpy27 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:03 pm

reload141 wrote:
zimpy27 wrote:It's the reduced defensive intensity due to the dense season schedule.

I thought it was obvious


Totally agree this is part of it.

I get the feeling a lot of teams that played late into the bubble aren’t trying that hard on defence too because of the quick turnaround.

(I swear I’m not just saying that because I’m a C’s fan)


You can see it watching the games. A lot of teams are just sagging from the perimeter towards the paint
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Post#38 » by Ducklett » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:15 pm

I wish they would just call illegal and moving screens. This would make the game much more watchable.
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Post#39 » by Marrrcuss » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:23 pm

Sorry to be the only one not screaming "get off my lawn" but it only makes sense that more teams actually draw up plays for 3 pointers and the players are simply more comfortable than they have ever been.
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Post#40 » by djsunyc » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:25 pm

empty arenas
no enjoying nightlife in visiting towns

there's alot of x-factors that are not there thanks to covid and i think that's the main reason.

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