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td0tsfinest
11-04-2009, 04:33 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4620192


To greet the new type of rims rolled in by the league last month, league-wide scoring has risen by nearly five points through the first seven days of the regular season compared to last season. Teams are averaging a hearty 99.96 points per game, up from 95.17 during the same span in 2008-09.

So what gives?

Conclusions are difficult to draw just a week into a regular season that spans some six months, but teams are undeniably taking more 3-pointers with each passing year. A few new teams every season tend to decide they want to play at a faster pace and the general trend throughout the league finds coaches working 3s into their offenses and practice routines more than ever.

Atlanta, Houston, Memphis and Milwaukee are prime examples of teams that have upped the tempo of their offenses this season to contribute to the scoring increase, while Phoenix and Philadelphia -- teams that eventually ran freely in 2008-09 -- started last season at a much more measured pace.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
11-04-2009, 05:13 PM
I think it's not true
these rims suck, the ball always bounces in and then out

Kobe has lost at least 2PPG lol

SERIOUSLY!!!

dtmagnet
11-04-2009, 05:24 PM
I thought the rims sounded different this season when the ball would hit it, guess this is why I noticed it.

ko8e24
11-04-2009, 05:41 PM
david stern strikes again!

ZebraCity916
11-04-2009, 05:50 PM
david stern strikes again!

:laugh2:

Brew Crew
11-04-2009, 05:50 PM
The hoop is going to be lowered 10'' next making Dwight Howard bend down to dunk....

BkOriginalOne
11-04-2009, 05:52 PM
Aren't they just double rims now. These rims are harder to hit jump shots on, should help those stat patters, haha.

Raps18-19 Champ
11-04-2009, 06:12 PM
Is that why Bargnani missed his fast break dunk?

Chronz
11-04-2009, 06:52 PM
lol I was about to say the only fans who disagree with this are teams whos players arent hitting shots. Forget about the fact that the rest of the league is doing better, the fact that THEIR players arent, negates it all.

I think the pace has had more to do with it, but yes the 3 ball is becoming more important.

DerekRE_3
11-04-2009, 06:55 PM
lol I was about to say the only fans who disagree with this are teams whos players arent hitting shots. Forget about the fact that the rest of the league is doing better, the fact that THEIR players arent, negates it all.

I think the pace has had more to do with it, but yes the 3 ball is becoming more important.

I blame the rims for the Bobcats shooting woes. 36% FG and 79.5 PPG this season. :sigh: But....we are 2nd in the league in rebounding, and get to the free throw line. And the fact that we hold other teams to 87.5 PPG helps.

Still 2-2 though and won the games we were supposed to.