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$ NyC $
03-29-2010, 09:10 AM
Lately in the NBA it seems as if every player is trying to jack-up 3's. I know that this year Josh Smith decided to stop shooting 3's and its helped his game out tremendously.

Our own Wilson Chandler has started to limit his 3's somewhat and when he does his entire game looks much better.

I personally think that if a player stays aggressive in attacking the rim it makes his game that much better/efficient (unless he's a good 3pt shooter, but its still good 2 mix it up).


What players do you think would benefit the most by limiting their long jumpers, or just stop shooting 3's all together.

iced_earth4
03-29-2010, 09:22 AM
Sheed.

bigsams50
03-29-2010, 09:27 AM
^ THis

-Kobe24-TJ19-
03-29-2010, 09:35 AM
rondo
andre miller
z-bo
sheed
baron davis
marion
tyreke
rose
stuckey
beasley


theres ton of guys left but I only mentioned few of them

mikantsass
03-29-2010, 09:35 AM
RaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaSheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed

rapjuicer06
03-29-2010, 09:47 AM
Pietrus!

DitchDat
03-29-2010, 09:47 AM
Sheed, Beasley, Rondo, Shawn Marion, TJ Ford

Miltown34
03-29-2010, 10:04 AM
Iggy from philly

m26555
03-29-2010, 10:05 AM
Rasheed Wallace. The dude has always been one of the best low-post players in the league, yet he has always has insisted on jacking up an insane amount of threes.

king4day
03-29-2010, 10:06 AM
Last year I would have said Matt Barnes.

$ NyC $
03-29-2010, 10:06 AM
Iggy from philly

Iggy could possibly be an all-star if he didn't jack up so many 3's (nd his team was a little better)


But Pietrus? Isn't he considered actually a good 3pt shooter? i don't know what his percentage is at this year though.

m26555
03-29-2010, 10:12 AM
Iggy could possibly be an all-star if he didn't jack up so many 3's (nd his team was a little better)


But Pietrus? Isn't he considered actually a good 3pt shooter? i don't know what his percentage is at this year though.
He's solid. 36%.

DitchDat
03-29-2010, 10:14 AM
Devin Harris
Baron Davis
Iguodala
Dwyane Wade
Odom

theducksmuggler
03-29-2010, 10:31 AM
def has to be iggy from philly he is strong enough to take it to the whole everytime but he takes ****** fade away threes all the time. he also has a decent midrange game but he rarely uses that either.
this years stats 3PM-A 80-278 3P% .288
career stats 3PM-A 412-1301 3P% .317
That is alot of threes for a ****** percentage i think

BkOriginalOne
03-29-2010, 10:52 AM
Considering over 50% of his shots are from downtown?
Sheed.

fairandbalanced
03-29-2010, 11:03 AM
Big Z.....dude's a 7 footer who would rather take a 3.

GSW Hoops
03-29-2010, 11:25 AM
I think Donyell Marshall is still shooting threes even though he's retired!

ldc62
03-29-2010, 11:30 AM
If Rasheed Wallace would limit his 3s (to 1 or 2 a game, or when hes on fire) and just post up, he coulda had a helluva a career.

Giraffes Rule
03-29-2010, 12:00 PM
Richard Jefferson. He doesn't miss all the time, but unless he makes one of his first few it ruins his entire game.

TheKing23
03-29-2010, 12:07 PM
Big Z.....dude's a 7 footer who would rather take a 3.

What on earth on you on about?

He's shot 11-22 from deep for the season and HE IS 7'3... If my 7'3 center can make threes at a rate of 50% he can take as many as he wants.

Raph12
03-29-2010, 12:15 PM
Everyone on the Magic not named Shard, Carter, Nelson or Redick... Don't stop shooting, just be a bit more picky with the shot selection.

Kohaku
03-29-2010, 12:26 PM
Kenyon Martin.

IRUAM #21
03-29-2010, 12:31 PM
Big Z.....dude's a 7 footer who would rather take a 3.

:facepalm:

jackdawson
03-29-2010, 12:32 PM
Beasely. He would have been averaging 20 ppg if he stopped jacking up threes and attack the basket more frequently.

ManningToTyree
03-29-2010, 12:32 PM
Duhon, al harrington, jonathan bender....

kurivaimu
03-29-2010, 12:37 PM
Antoine Walker. Though the guys is retired and gambling his life away..he was insane

NYYCowboys
03-29-2010, 12:47 PM
Jared Jefferies used to shoot so many threes on the Knicks it was embarrassing.

GodsSon
03-29-2010, 12:52 PM
Antoine Walker

IndyRealist
03-29-2010, 12:56 PM
Granger.

GSW Hoops
03-29-2010, 01:00 PM
Duhon, al harrington, jonathan bender....

Duhon should stop shooting period, lol.

kEviN21
03-29-2010, 01:01 PM
Bd

Chronz
03-29-2010, 01:02 PM
Wade, hes setting records with how many hes taken and how little hes hit.

Sadds The Gr8
03-29-2010, 01:05 PM
Antoine Wright. I don't think he should completely stop, just fix his shot selection.

Stunner
03-29-2010, 01:09 PM
Lebron

-Kobe24-TJ19-
03-29-2010, 01:10 PM
Jared Jefferies used to shoot so many threes on the Knicks it was embarrassing.

but what do you do when you can't make layups???

Shoot threes...

NYYCowboys
03-29-2010, 01:20 PM
but what do you do when you can't make layups???

Shoot threes...

haha that's true

FairWeatherFan?
03-29-2010, 01:20 PM
Lebron

I agree for the most part. Once he hits two in a row he goes into heat check mode and ends up throwing up 40 footers one handed, looking the other direction while talking to his grandma on the cell phone while fading away. Though he does make them more than I expect, I think every cavs fan does :facepalm: when this happens.

sep11ie
03-29-2010, 01:21 PM
Ariza, though he's been shooting better lately.

$ NyC $
03-29-2010, 01:29 PM
Ariza, though he's been shooting better lately.

Good example. His shooting percentages are awful. I've seen too many games where he goes 1/7 lol. If he stuck to what he was good at, and attacked the basket, he would have an efficient 17 ppg.

jackdawson
03-29-2010, 01:30 PM
Wade, hes setting records with how many hes taken and how little hes hit.

Well, he is shooting slightly better than his career avg from three.

lakerssssssss
03-29-2010, 01:34 PM
Rasheed Wallace

magichatnumber9
03-29-2010, 01:37 PM
Sheed hands down,

JayW_1023
03-29-2010, 01:37 PM
I'm glad Josh Smith figured it out. They should name the Most Improved Shotselection Award after him.

sjbirds
03-29-2010, 01:50 PM
iggy...his threes are just trerrible...hopefully he takes a page out of josh smiths book and figures out he would be that much better if he stopped taking them

tredigs
03-29-2010, 01:58 PM
I'm glad Josh Smith figured it out. They should name the Most Improved Shotselection Award after him.

Well they do have most improved player, and this along with his improved defense will get him a lot of attention for the award. Which he should get, if for no other reason than the fact that he got snubbed from the All Star Game. A player in the DPOY talks/MIP candidate/Most exciting dunker in the game doesn't make the all star game? C'mon now!

Anyway, like most of you said Sheed's the biggest multiple offender from three. And Ariza and Baron have been mentioned too so that's on point. Ariza just needs to take about 8-10 shots a game, rather than his usual 15. Dude is a mess from all over. Stephen Jackson and J.R. Smith both take too many three's, too. They're decent enough outside shooters, but both are prone to chuck mode.

On the flip side, I want any of these three Warriors: Curry, Morrow, and Reggie Williams to take a three any time they see daylight. I don't care if it's in the opponents key. Just shoot. That way Monta won't be able to.

Ruggy
03-29-2010, 02:00 PM
Big Z.....dude's a 7 footer who would rather take a 3.

He's 11-22 on the year. If anything he doesn't shoot it enough with those numbers.

SirCalvin81
03-29-2010, 02:02 PM
If Rasheed Wallace would limit his 3s (to 1 or 2 a game, or when hes on fire) and just post up, he coulda had a helluva a career.

very true

SirCalvin81
03-29-2010, 02:03 PM
Antoine Walker. Though the guys is retired and gambling his life away..he was insane

lol i hated watching him play

shyfly24
03-29-2010, 02:10 PM
rodney stuckey..
guy thinks hes ray allen lately

shooting somewhere near 20% from 3

just an all around horrible shooter

ballpd05
03-29-2010, 02:14 PM
I totally agree with Sheed, Baron, Iggy, and Lamar Odom.

Stephen Jackson and J.R. take too many, they are good shooters but are effective drivers too. Hopefully the get the memo on getting higher percentage shots.

Ron Artest is another who should step in some even tho sometimes he catches fire.

goodfromdeep
03-29-2010, 02:17 PM
I also agree that Sheed, Iggy and Stucky should stop. I also include CJ Miles and AK47from Utah. Both of there game is a ton better when they are willing to take it to the hoop

$ NyC $
03-29-2010, 02:18 PM
Sometimes i think that a player making a 3 is more bad news than it is good. Al Harrington is the biggest culprit in the league.

He makes one, he takes 7 more.

Raoul Duke
03-29-2010, 02:37 PM
CHARLIE VILLANUEVA.

I bolded his name because he deserves his own thread.

The guy is 6ft 11in tall, and he takes one out of every three shots from behind the arc. Srsly, before he got to Detroit we all had the same beef with 'Sheed. Now it's like we're stuck with an old 'Sheed but with zero defense.

And the worst part is that he's average from distance. It absolutely kills me to imagine him in a Pistons uni for four more years. :(

LRizzle
03-29-2010, 02:45 PM
Beasley, Queen LeBrick, and Sheed.

MJ-BULLS
03-29-2010, 02:58 PM
Jannero Pargo

WadeCounty
03-29-2010, 03:06 PM
micheal beasley

$ NyC $
03-29-2010, 03:22 PM
CHARLIE VILLANUEVA.

I bolded his name because he deserves his own thread.

The guy is 6ft 11in tall, and he takes one out of every three shots from behind the arc. Srsly, before he got to Detroit we all had the same beef with 'Sheed. Now it's like we're stuck with an old 'Sheed but with zero defense.

And the worst part is that he's average from distance. It absolutely kills me to imagine him in a Pistons uni for four more years. :(

Another good example. CV was doing solid in Milwaukee but he has really fallen off since joining the Pistons. Same could be said for Gordon.

CV could have been an amazing player, i remember he scored a surprising 48 when he was a rookie, but he just never has done much after that.

$ NyC $
03-29-2010, 03:24 PM
Andre Blatche could do without shooting 3's, he doesn't take that much though but he should stick to the post and mid-range game.

Skizzik
03-29-2010, 03:59 PM
Everyone on the Mavericks not named Kidd or Roddy.

Philly 4 Life
03-29-2010, 04:11 PM
iggy from philly

without a doubt

Raoul Duke
03-29-2010, 04:35 PM
Another good example. CV was doing solid in Milwaukee but he has really fallen off since joining the Pistons. Same could be said for Gordon.

Yeah I tend to agree, but I don't put as much blame directly on Gordon in terms of his struggles. The guy has had a series of nagging injuries and he's never been able to get the amount of shots/minutes he needs to get into a groove due to the monumental mess that is our back court.

valade16
03-29-2010, 04:37 PM
I'm surprised no one has said LeBron James. He's averaging 5 3-pointers on 20 shots, so 25% of his shots are 3's, seems a little high.

If he could shoot like 3 a game it'd be a lot better.

Tymathee
03-29-2010, 04:38 PM
can't believe no one mentioned Kobe...

hmm, then there's AI

Lebron, Melo, Monta, Evans, rose, Maggette, Iggy most def, 1.1-3.8 just horrid.
Stuckey, Butler, Ariza, Stephen Jackson, Durant, would rather see him work the mid-range more, Baron DAvis, has always been horrible,

pd7631
03-29-2010, 05:30 PM
Andre Iguodala without question. In fact, he may be the most overrated player in the league because of how little people actually see of him. They see that he fills a stat sheet and everybody falls in love with the guy. I would trade him for a bag of peanuts and a 2nd rounder.


Saturday, March 20, 2010
Some shooting numbers
In the NBA there are currently only four players who've taken over 200 three pointers this season and are also shooting under 30.0 percent on those three pointers.

I'm assuming that (considering you're reading this blog) it won't come as any surprise who one of those four players is: 76ers swingman Andre Iguodala. Entering tonight's game against the Chicago Bulls (who have lost 10 in a row), Iguodala has attempted 267 three pointers this season. He's made 67, which is good for an average of 1.1 made three pointer a game on 3.9 attempted three pointers a game.

Entering tonight's game, Iguodala is shooting 28.5 percent from beyond the arc. He's made 1 of his last 26 attempts. Iguodala's career percentage from three is 31.6 percent; he shot 30.7 percent from three during the 2008-09 season.

So who are the other three players? Surpringly: Dwyane Wade (222 attempts, 29.7 percent), Rasheed Wallace (261 attempts, 28.4 percent), and Baron Davis (262 attempts, 28.2 percent). The only two players also shooting under 50.0 percent on 2-point field goals are Davis and Iguodala.

Wade has shot poorly lately, as has Iguodala, dropping Wade below 30.0 percent just in the last few days.

Sixers (24-45) play the Chicago Bulls (31-37) in a few minutes. Chicago has lost 10 games in a row: losing to the Pacers, Hawks, Grizzlies, Mavericks, Jazz, Magic, Heat, Grizzlies, Mavericks, and Cavaliers.

After Monday night's home loss to the New York Knicks, a game in which Iguodala shot 0 for 7 from three, Sixers coach Eddie Jordan said all those three pointers were good shots because they were the end result of the offense. Jordan said if Iguodala passed on those shots, the Sixers would have been out of position for rebounders, might have ended the possession in a shot-clock violation instead, etc. You can't argue too much with that specific logic, only wonder why the end result of the possession wasn't a three-point shot for a decent-to-good three-point shooter (Jrue Holiday, Jason Kapono, heck, even Lou Williams at this point).

It isn't hard to find an open three-pointer for Iguodala; I'd go so far as to say that is the desired outcome of every defensive possession for the opponent.

We'll have more about Iguodala's three-point shooting tomorrow, but it's become a topic of concern (as concerned as you can become at this point of such a bad season).

--Kate

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/deep-sixer/