Monday, March 9, 2009

Pointless mini-rant about shooting

I am tired of hearing about how "Player X needs to work on his long-range jumper - he only shoots 35% from 3PT." Shooting 35% (or even 33% from deep is MUCH BETTER than most people realize.

Imagine a player who shoots 49% from the field and 34% from 3 (note: these are the numbers of a "decent" player who is not known for his J). You would say the player is not a great outside shooter ... but consider the numbers over 100 possessions:

100 2PT shots at 49% = 98pts.
100 3PT shots at 34% = 102pts.

So having that player bomb up 3s all night seems like a pretty great game plan.

1 comment:

GOAT said...

non-Bulls related, but here's a good article about Greg Oden that you might like-

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