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Re: Antoine Walker was the first stretch 4
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2017, 10:28:37 AM »

Offline Moranis

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Brad Lohaus, 6'11'' PF - 2.9 3PA per game on 37% shooting, 1993

Bill Laimbeer, 6'11'' C - 2.0 3PA per game on 36% shooting, 1990

Jack Sikma, 6'11'' C - 2.7 3PA per game on 38% shooting, 1989

Richard Anderson, 6'10'' PF/C - 2.0 3PA per game on 32% shooting, 1988

Tom Chambers, 6'10'' PF - 1.8 3PA on 37.2% shooting, 1987

Robert Horry, 6'9'' SF/PF - 3.5 3PA on 37.9% shooting, 1995

Sam Perkins, 6'9'' PF/C - 3.3 3PA on 36.7% shooting, 1994


This of course is setting aside the immortal Larry Bird.

Iíd add Chris Webber in Washington to that list, especially 1995-1997.  40.5% on 2.1 attempts per game (combined for two seasons since he only played in 15 games one of the years).
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Re: Antoine Walker was the first stretch 4
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2017, 10:56:37 AM »

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Remember Bill Laimbeer? Didn't he shoot a lot of 3s?

For as long as there has been a 3pt line, there have been 4s and 5s that were better from outside than inside. It just wasn't the norm, like it is now.

Re: Antoine Walker was the first stretch 4
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2017, 11:05:30 AM »

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The credit for high volume 3pt chucking on those teams goes to Jim O'Brien. He knew the roster sucked, and coupled grind it out defense, and slow pace/possessions to keep it close, and the mathematical advantage of the 3 to squeeze wins out of garbage.

But to say shooting bigs were invented in 2000 really misses a lot of hoop history, and a too narrow focus even on the era of the '00's. Heck, McHale shot 3's. Rasheed Wallace for petes sake. And opposing coaches would've rather had both on the 3pt line than the post.


Agreed. His decision to start Rodney Rogers at the 5 during the playoffs (in I believe 2001), was huge in the Cís pulling Dikembe Mutumbo out of the paint and largely neutralizing his impact defensively (or burning him defensively if he didnít guard Rogers outside the paint).

Re: Antoine Walker was the first stretch 4
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2017, 11:07:11 AM »

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Bruno Sundov.  I remember him taking a lot three's, couldn't do much else.

Antoine was not a stretch 4, but a point-forward.