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  1. #1
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    Demar Derozan = Amazing FT% but terrible 3pt shooter. How?

    He is a career 83% shooter from the free throw line. (GREAT!)
    He is a career 28% shooter from the 3pt line. (AWFUL!)

    I feel like there is a very strong correlation between FT shooting and 3pt shooting so I was surprised to see these two numbers so drastically different.

    #1.) Is that the biggest discrepancy in NBA History between the two percentages?

    #2.) Can you think of any other examples of players who were great FT shooters but bad 3pt shooters? Rubio comes to mind but even he is at 32.5% from the 3pt line.


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    He’s better from closer


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    He’s a skinny Zion

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    I'd say it being closer, no defender, and a stand still shot all play a role in the discrepancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NBA all the way View Post
    I'd say it being closer, no defender, and a stand still shot all play a role in the discrepancy.
    Very good points


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    Kobe was his idol so it makes sense. Kobe was similar tbh, Great free throw shooter, great mid range but not a good 3 point shooter. I guess you can argue that his 3P% would be higher if he didnt force shots but still, cant deny the fact that kobe's 3 point shooting wasn't good. Although there's still a major difference between 33% and 28%.

    But yea, reminds me of kobe in regards to the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakers + Giants View Post
    Kobe was his idol so it makes sense. Kobe was similar tbh, Great free throw shooter, great mid range but not a good 3 point shooter. I guess you can argue that his 3P% would be higher if he didnt force shots but still, cant deny the fact that kobe's 3 point shooting wasn't good. Although there's still a major difference between 33% and 28%.

    But yea, reminds me of kobe in regards to the question.
    Makes sense since kobe was his idol and the player he strived to be like.

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    His mechanics don't translate as well the farther you get.

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    Both Kobe and Jordan were like this. It’s what you practice. Both Kobe and Jordan and Demar all have amazing mid range games. They all loved to hang in the air. Hanging in the air is not conducive for shooting 3 pointers. If they all traded the time spent on midrange to taking 3’s they would all be around the 40% mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raps18-19 Champ View Post
    His mechanics don't translate as well the farther you get.
    This. He would have to re-work his mechanics to get the percentage up and that is really hard and may mess with the core of his game.

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    Raptors fan reporting in.

    He has the ball in his hands a lot. His best percentages from 3 came when he was playing more off-ball with Lowry.

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    I can see a good three point shooter being a bad free throw shooter being a weird thing but being a good free throw shooter while being a bad three point shooter shouldn’t be as big of a deal. Closer, no one defending you, no plays to memorize or muscle tension from running around......

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    7/2 assist to turnover ratio looks great, though. Any Spurs fans or DeRozan fans out here know anything about that? Is he really an elite playmaker?

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    I find Davion Mitchell's reverse stats here more confusing.

    45% from 3
    65% from FT

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    Quote Originally Posted by OceanSpray View Post
    7/2 assist to turnover ratio looks great, though. Any Spurs fans or DeRozan fans out here know anything about that? Is he really an elite playmaker?
    I would say no and just attribute it to the system he plays in.

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