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Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #75 on: October 26, 2017, 07:51:29 PM »

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Iíll take the current 3 point trend over the mid 2000s style of slash, gash, and gasp if you donít get to shoot free throws.

I take it you're not a fan of the low % long two point shot?
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Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #76 on: October 26, 2017, 07:52:58 PM »

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Basketball is pretty great right now, the only issue is the feeling that the Warriors winning is inevitable.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #77 on: October 26, 2017, 08:05:38 PM »

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Basketball is pretty great right now, the only issue is the feeling that the Warriors winning is inevitable.

I think that's a huge issue.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #78 on: October 26, 2017, 08:11:25 PM »

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Iíll take the current 3 point trend over the mid 2000s style of slash, gash, and gasp if you donít get to shoot free throws.

I take it you're not a fan of the low % long two point shot?

The % depends on who's shooting from where and whether they're open. KG and DJ were both automatic from their respective spots 20ft out.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #79 on: October 26, 2017, 09:10:25 PM »

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Cmon DJ was only automatic if the game had 5 minutes to go.

Love him but for some reason he was only a good shooter at end of game.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #80 on: October 26, 2017, 09:25:11 PM »

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The reason I find it boring is because NBA offenses feel so predictable.  Lead guard (or wing) drives to the lane thanks to being freed by an illegal screen set by his big man, lead guard draws help defense, kicks out to shooters spotting up in predictable spots on the floor for either a jumper.  If defense actually closes in hard on shooter, then he swings it to the next guy open on the perimeter for an open 3.  You see this exact play run what feels like 30 times a game from each team.

Also, 3's are a high variance shot, that's where the saying "live by the 3, die by the 3" comes from.  If you're playing the high volume 3 point game, you're placing the outcome of the game in luck's hands a little bit unless you're a truly excellent shooting team like GSW.  I don't like that.
On the other hand it makes guys like Smart more valuable and I don't blame people for liking that

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #81 on: October 26, 2017, 09:38:13 PM »

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You know...back in the day when KG would make threes it was amazing and special. Thon Maker just hit a three. But has he gotten bigger? Has he gotten stronger? Whatever. I don't want to talk about it.

If Marcus Camby was coming out of college today he just would never have gotten blocks.

If you took Tim Duncan from Wake Forest and jumped into the time machine to today he'd be like "Wait. What's going on? I don't understand. What do I do? I stay here near the paint and dare him to shoot right?"

Sheed.....Sheed started his career great and became a cancer because of threes. Why play hard when you can just jack up threes?

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #82 on: October 26, 2017, 09:45:48 PM »

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Cmon DJ was only automatic if the game had 5 minutes to go.

Love him but for some reason he was only a good shooter at end of game.

Top of the key. His defender often went to double Birdie.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #83 on: November 13, 2017, 10:04:53 PM »

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Here's another weird thing about this era.......multiple multiple players in this league shooting threes better than free throws.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #84 on: November 13, 2017, 10:59:52 PM »

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The 3P shot has it's place. Especially if it's used by players who can shoot from a distance. Trouble is, there are a lot of players these days taking 3P shots that can't shoot outside. And too often I see guys shooting a 3 with nobody near the basket, and without a single pass being thrown. That makes the game boring and inefficient.

Sharpshooters like Bird and Ainge used to take 3s all the time in the old days. But those teams still adhered to the old Celtics line of passing for the best shot. The line that has worked for Pop and other successful coaches. You hate to see coaches become overly dependent on the 3. It has it's place, but some players shouldn't be taking them.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #85 on: November 14, 2017, 04:09:07 AM »

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No - it is the best era so far!
The more skill and athleticism the better.
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Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #86 on: November 14, 2017, 07:30:40 AM »

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Cmon DJ was only automatic if the game had 5 minutes to go.

Love him but for some reason he was only a good shooter at end of game.

hum......Smart maybe ?

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #87 on: November 14, 2017, 08:08:45 AM »

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Here's another weird thing about this era.......multiple multiple players in this league shooting threes better than free throws.

I can't think of an example of this.  Who are you thinking of?

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #88 on: Yesterday at 09:59:37 PM »

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First possession of OT Anthony Davis swishes a three. The Celts take it the other way and Al Horford makes a three.

That's what's wrong with this era.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #89 on: Yesterday at 10:33:03 PM »

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It's the style of offense that is boring. The 80's also had the 3-point line, but it was used sparingly. The offenses focused on players moving, the ball moving via the pass and not the dribble and many of the sets went thru the post.

Now, there is very little back-to-the-basket scoring and offenses are started and run by the dribble. Most sets start with a ball screen and the possession is played on the edge of a foul or a turnover. There are two dominant shots - the 3-pointer and the dunk.