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TheFuture6
08-14-2008, 01:13 PM
Last season the Nuggets ranked 21st in the league in three point shooting percentage. Do you believe that we will improve, or take a step backwards in the upcoming season?



2007-2008 Three Point Stats:

1. New Orleans Hornets .391 - 1788 Attempts
2. Phoenix Suns .391 - 1838 Attempts
3. Toronto Raptors .389 - 1580 Attempts
4. Orlando Magic .383 - 2327 Attempts
5. L.A. Lakers .378 - 2026 Attempts
21. Denver Nuggets .350 - 1677 Attempts
27. New York Knicks .337 - 1453 Attempts
28. Seattle Supersonics .333 - 939 Attempts
29. L.A. Clippers .325 - 1078 Attempts
30. Philadelphia 76ers .313 - 999 Attempts



2007-2008 Denver Nuggets

1. J.R. Smith - .398 - 412 Attempts
2. Eduardo Najera - .362 - 152 Attempts
3. Carmelo Anthony - .349 - 172 Attempts
4. Allen Iverson - .339 - 289 Attempts
5. Anthony Carter - .336 - 134 Attempts
6. Linas Kleiza - .333 - 291 Attempts
7. Chucky Atkins - .312 - 80 Attempts
8. Yakhouba Diawara - .309 - 68 Attempts
9. Von Wafer (for comedic purposes) - .067 - 15 Attempts

Italicized players are no longer with the team.

We also Added Dahntay Jones (1-6), Renaldo Balkman (1-12), Chris Anderson (0-0), and Sonny Weems (37% shooter in college).

TheFuture6
08-14-2008, 01:14 PM
Sorry the formatting sucks. I will do a better job next time..

Nugget Tony
08-14-2008, 05:42 PM
Check out JR's attempts and average.....I love this kid.....He sure isn't scared to crank that thing up from long distance is he....

We lose Eddies 3's this year...and Diawara is gone to....not that losing Diawara sadens me....but explain to me how we get better behind the 3 point line?

Can JR improve that much and actually get into the +.400 range......who else then steps it up and fills in the spot for Najera?

Wait I may have just figured it out......Maybe 1 way we get better is...Our Center actually plays in his position.....thus keeping the D more honest.....which should remove some pressure off our shooters.....

Nahh.....who's has that much faith in Karl???? Not me.....Watch him throw Nene, Hunter and Kmart at the top like he did Camby.....wouldnt that be something....

DenButsu
08-14-2008, 08:07 PM
Sorry the formatting sucks. I will do a better job next time..

I generally use notepad to get everything straightened out before pasting it in the post (if I go off a spreadsheet, spreadsheet > notepad > post). :cool:


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If Chucky's healthy, I think it improves.

Yeah, we lose Eddie's 3s, but they were too few in number and too close to the team average to really give that much of a boost in the big picture. The real reason we were .350 and not .333 was J.R., who shoots a LOT of 3s at a very solid %.

J.R. and LK will both have more playing time, and they should be taking a greater overall percentage of the team's 3s. If healthy, I see Chucky playing in the neighborhood of 13-18 minutes, and half or more of his FGAs will be 3s, probably.

So hopefully our list, in order of 3 point attempts, should look like:

JR
LK/Chucky
the rest

And LK's % will improve, too, I hope.

So I'm saying improve.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
08-14-2008, 08:53 PM
2007-2008 Denver Nuggets

1. J.R. Smith - .398 - 412 Attempts
2. Eduardo Najera - .362 - 152 Attempts
3. Carmelo Anthony - .349 - 172 Attempts
4. Allen Iverson - .339 - 289 Attempts
5. Anthony Carter - .336 - 134 Attempts
6. Linas Kleiza - .333 - 291 Attempts
7. Chucky Atkins - .312 - 80 Attempts
8. Yakhouba Diawara - .309 - 68 Attempts
9. Von Wafer (for comedic purposes) - .067 - 15 Attempts

Italicized players are no longer with the team.


Ugghhhh JR is just BEASTLY! :drool: