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pioneerbasketball
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Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
Hopefully, the graphic is accurate but I found it interesting. The midrange shot is a lost art.



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tduecen
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
Damn


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NoSaint
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
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Hopefully, the graphic is accurate but I found it interesting. The midrange shot is a lost art.


All risk reward in that chart. Feels like it’s the transition from feels like a good idea to data says it’s actually the right idea.

That said, cool chart if accurate


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Arch Madness
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
Shift toward 3’s in b-ball, similarly football has gone toward the pass. What gives millennials?


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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
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Shift toward 3’s in b-ball, similarly football has gone toward the pass. What gives millennials?


Analytics. The teams that don't use them quickly get left in the dust.

Midrange is the least points per attempt on the court, so why shoot it?


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biggdogg
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
Wow that’s crazy, one of my old coaches back in 2001 hated us shooting midrange shots. He would say step back and shoot the 3 or drive to the rack.


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udtiger
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
And they wonder why people don't watch.


Athos
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
Makes the game boring as frick.


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theunknownknight
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
Midrange might not be the best shot but it is the most difficult to score and also the most fun to watch when players create shots there


Athos
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
It’s why Jordan is quoted on film explaining why he preferred the midrange game. 3ball chucking bored him. Wasn’t enough of a challenge. No artistry.


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theunknownknight
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
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artistry


One of the greatest videos of artistry

The artistry of Kobe Bryant


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fillmoregandt
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
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Shift toward 3’s in b-ball, similarly football has gone toward the pass. What gives millennials?




Chicks dig the long ball


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lionward2014
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
Not that surprising even playing middle and high school basketball in the 2000-2010 years our coaches would drill that it’s better to step back for a 3 or make an extra pass than to pull up for a long 2, and that was without analytical data points. It’s just common sense.


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chalmetteowl
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
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Hopefully, the graphic is accurate but I found it interesting. The midrange shot is a lost art.



so what rule changes can get the NBA back to the 01-02 chart?


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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
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might not be the best shot but it is the most difficult to score


Interesting line


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NoSaint
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
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so what rule changes can get the NBA back to the 01-02 chart?


I mean only a few options —

Make it harder to drive or generally less efficient inside

Create more space in the midrange


Keys Open Doors
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
A) I highly doubt he ever said that.

B) If he wanted a challenge, he could have tried improving his lifelong 32.7 percent three point shooting average.


chalmetteowl
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
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mean only a few options —
what if the three point line was a box instead of an arc?


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MikeD
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
Give less foul calls on guys driving. The ticky tack touch on the wrist resulting in two easy FTs keep people driving and not pulling up.

Player safety rules also. Just like players going over the middle in football with no fear, drives to the goal used to mean risk taking a hard foul. That deterrent is gone.


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NorthEndZone
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re: Top 200 shot locations of the nba, 2001 vs. now
You score more points by shooting 3 of 8 from three than 4 of 8 from 2.

37.5 percent team shooting from 3 is more likely than 50 percent shooting from 2.


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