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alexander_37
03-04-2009, 11:22 PM
3PM 3PA 3PM 3PA 3P%
Rashard Lewis , ORL 2.9 7.0 173 419 .413
Danny Granger , IND 2.7 6.7 138 347 .398
Ray Allen , BOS 2.5 6.0 150 368 .408
Peja Stojakovic , NOH 2.5 6.4 130 340 .382
Al Harrington, NYK-GSW 2.4 6.6 120 336 .357
Ron Artest , HOU 2.3 5.5 111 262 .424

Statistically speaking Ron is one of the top 3 point shooters in the league.

P.S he is 3-4 from 3 land at halftime tonight.

The stats got messed up but he is 6th in 3 pointers made per game 13th attempted and has higher 3 point % than all 5 ahead of him on this list

http://www.nba.com/statistics/player/3PointS.jsp?league=00&season=22008&conf=OVERALL&position=0&splitType=9&qualified=Y&yearsExp=-1&sortOrder=2&splitDD=

Yes is spelled Elite wrong.

albertc86
03-04-2009, 11:25 PM
He's not winning a three point contest any time soon.

alexander_37
03-04-2009, 11:26 PM
He's not winning a three point contest any time soon.

Who gives a flying **** about 3 point contests? It's game time that counts and that's when he shows up.

superkegger
03-04-2009, 11:27 PM
Hmm, not sure. He's 19th in the leauge in % and 10th in attempts per game. I don't know where you have to rank to be considred elite though. I guess I wouldn't call him elite, considering he's only had 1 other year in his career that he shot over 40% from 3 and that was 6 season ago. Not sure. He's been quite good this year though, and thats all that really matters.

MTone8788
03-04-2009, 11:28 PM
He's not winning a three point contest any time soon.

wtf does the three point contest have to do with in game shooting? It's TOTALLY DIFFERENT


Accordingly to the stats it looks to me that Ron Artest is up there with some of the elite three point shooters of the league, so yes.

albertc86
03-04-2009, 11:29 PM
Artest has never been considered a shooter.

x_notorious
03-04-2009, 11:31 PM
This season: 42%
Career:34%

Solid, but I wouldn't call him elite.

lakers4sho
03-04-2009, 11:31 PM
Artest has never been considered a shooter.

More like a chucker.

RealistRocket34
03-04-2009, 11:34 PM
Not elite, Above average though.

Chronz
03-04-2009, 11:50 PM
Yes, there were a few questioning his shot when he got to Houston but hes always been deadly when his feet are set. So long as your not asking him to carry your offense from distance hes real good. Its the rest of his shooting that drags down his FG%

Hes not in the Rashard or Ray mold where they can revolve their games around their ability to consistently drain them but if hes open its going in.

The Panch
03-04-2009, 11:51 PM
I wouldnt put much people ahead of him when I need a 3 pointer to win a game. Back when he was with Indiana he made alot of clutch 3s.

Fire&Ice2&33
03-04-2009, 11:52 PM
houston rockets

superkegger
03-04-2009, 11:52 PM
Yes, there were a few questioning his shot when he got to Houston but hes always been deadly when his feet are set. So long as your not asking him to carry your offense from distance hes real good. Its the rest of his shooting that drags down his FG%

Hes not in the Rashard or Ray mold where they can revolve their games around their ability to consistently drain them but if hes open its going in.

I believe that is why people have described his game as "ground and pound" and "chucker". "Ground and pound" always gets me though, :laugh2:

Beno7500
03-05-2009, 01:12 AM
No.

CHief_0_o_Wahoo
03-05-2009, 01:13 AM
I wouldn't call him elite, he is having a good year from 3point land though.

prash
03-05-2009, 02:33 AM
He's having an amazing season shooting from 3pt range this year. It's clear that he's been working hard on his shot.

tjlipford
03-05-2009, 02:56 AM
He is having a good year from the three. He needs to be doing this for a couple of years to be called elite. Personally, I don't think he will ever be considered elite.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
03-05-2009, 03:09 AM
I'm an elite three point shooter.

Chronz
03-05-2009, 04:14 AM
He's having an amazing season shooting from 3pt range this year. It's clear that he's been working hard on his shot.

Not really, hes just taking less off the dribble or last second heaves and is finding himself more open.

EX-TREME
03-05-2009, 06:57 AM
nope

chicagowhitesox
03-05-2009, 07:53 PM
no, i don't think he is. when he's left open, he'll hit the shot. that's pretty much what he is. and occasionally he'll get really hot and make some contested ones.

Kakaroach
03-05-2009, 10:21 PM
Not quite yet, but he made an insane 3-pointer last night late in the 4th quarter with Andrei Kirilenko, one of the best defenders in the league, playing right in his face.