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Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« on: October 02, 2017, 10:50:22 AM »

Offline Spicoli

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With the rise of analytics and the emphasis on efficiency, i think this is ruining the game from an entertainment standpoint. I recently read an article in which the author mentioned that Kyrie should take less midrange pull up shots and more 3 pointers. From an efficiency standpoint this makes sense, but from an entertainment standpoint this is a bad idea. I watch the NBA to be entertained, not to watch both teams jack up 60 three point shots and take an additional 60 free throws. That is the very definition of boring. Jordan made his living in the midrange and he was one of the most entertaining players ever.

Do you find this era of analytics and the 3 point shot to be entertaining?

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With the rise of analytics and the emphasis on efficiency, i think this is ruining the game from an entertainment standpoint. I recently read an article in which the author mentioned that Kyrie should take less midrange pull up shots and more 3 pointers. From an efficiency standpoint this makes sense, but from an entertainment standpoint this is a bad idea. I watch the NBA to be entertained, not to watch both teams jack up 60 three point shots and take an additional 60 free throws. That is the very definition of boring. Jordan made his living in the midrange and he was one of the most entertaining players ever.

Do you find this era of analytics and the 3 point shot to be entertaining?

I personally think the 3 is the most exciting part of the game, so for me it's great.
That being said I think the flop and soft era is extremely boring, which is also an unfortunate era we are stuck in.

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Offline jambr380

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I don't know if it's boring, just different.

I do miss guys who can create their own mid-range shots and true post-up threats, though. There are only two important skills in an NBA offense now and those are taking threes and getting to the hoop/drawing contact. Everything in the world revolves around the PnR.

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Offline gift

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It's aesthetically pleasing as long as there is good ball movement and guys aren't just chucking threes for the sake of it.

I do have a fondness for the beautiful mid-range game that seems to be disappearing. But overall I like it.

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I find it boring because everyone plays the exact same way.   There is no other way to play if you want to win.  In the 80s and 90s teams played different styles and were successful.  Now it's pace and space or you lose.  They have to go back to the old illegal defense rule so teams can mix it up again. 

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Absolutely, yes.

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Offline nebist

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I generally find it the opposite of boring.  The spacing, ball movement, and pace is exceptional. I would much prefer to watch dribble penetration than back to the basket post play (excepting post artists like McHale and Olajuwon). I do agree with the poster who lamented the lack of physicality allowed in the way the game is called today. If you paired the pace and space style but allowed more off-ball contact and didn't call every touch foul a flagrant, then there would be better offensive/defensive balance.

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Offline johnnygreen

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I don't mind the 3 ball era, as it can be very exciting. Having said that, you would expect more drives to the basket due to less traditional big men. The only thing that makes the game boring for me is the flopping and flaying to sell foul calls. If it was up to me, I would get rid of charges. Force the players to actually defend by using their feet and blocking shots.

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I love the 3 ball era. The stretching of the defense and the decrease in isolation basketball compared to the previous era have brought about better ball movement along with increased 3's which I am all for.

IMO, the current rules and 3 point spacing have brought about better ball movement and player movement which is the type of ball I prefer.

While I do miss great post play, I do not missing bigs getting fouled and taking a ton of free throws. If less post touches are the price I have to pay not to watch bigs clang an endless amount of free throws.

I like that the league is moving towards every player having to be well rounded, defensive specialists who can't shoot, post only bigs are no longer as useful which is a good thing.
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Offline Mike Pemulis

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Pros: Less dribbling, neat-looking, creates new planes for passing/teamplay, high pace.

Cons: Redundant, less creative, de-emphasizes decision making, less physical-courage is required to shoot a 3 than is needed to dunk on a 7 foot human.

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I find lack of defense boring.  I think making it easier to draw a foul out at the perimeter than under the hoop....thereby drawing bigs further from the hoop....to be sorta silly.

Basically you aren't allowed to defend guards....so everybody has to be a guard now.

I think that's odd.

The same thing happened in football to create video game passing #s.  It's not my preference but I can't say I find it boring

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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2017, 11:34:07 AM »

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My favorite part of basketball is a heavy ball movement system. Think the 13-14 Spurs or the Larry Bird Celtics. If the ball whips around the perimeter with crisp passing, I'm fine with a wide open 3 or layup. It's the iso, let me shoot over you from 30 feet that I find boring.

The only fun iso plays to me are legit post up scorers. I find beauty in the emphasis on great foot work. The AI pound the rock for 20 dribbles and get fouled after a nutty 20 foot jumper is extremely boring.

Iso should only be used in my opinion if you run through your ball movement sets, and the shot clock is winding down.
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2017, 11:35:53 AM »

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I find lack of defense boring. 

Is it just me, or is it impossible to play defense because of the incessant amount of screens being set on the floor? These guys are being run through screen after screen after screen after screen. I know they are well conditioned athletes but if i got hit with 5 screens every single time down the floor i would be gasping for air after the first quarter.

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Offline Rosco917

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Just watch a few games from the 80's. You'll see a totally different looking game.

The Centers and Power Forwards mostly play the game trying to avoid being called for 3 seconds. All congested within 12-15 feet in of the basket.

We once had a form of passing called the interior pass...a quick, soft pass from five or six feet away, and mostly taking place in and around the paint. We seldom see this pass anymore.

The game, in general, was slower, the 3 point shot was a bailout shot. Size had much more value than being quick, and athletic.

I like the spacing and pace of the game today, I like the way the floor opens up, and players like IT, and Kyrie etc can create while going to the basket.

That said, I do miss the value of the mid-range game too. I still believe the mid-range game has a place in today's NBA. 



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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2017, 11:38:29 AM »

Offline Spicoli

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Do you all believe the 3 point line should be pushed back? These guys in the league are just too good at nailing this shot now. I prefered it when only a handful of 'marksmen' in the league were draining it with consistency.