Work on the least-efficient, lowest-return shots in the sport?
In general you are correct but there are cases where you aren't. It really all comes down to percentages and math for each player. If you are 50% on midrange and <33% on three then take the midrange every time.
Work on the least-efficient, lowest-return shots in the sport?
Work on the least-efficient, lowest-return shots in the sport?
His first shot looked looked great, but his second shot looked like last year all over...wasn't even close. Hopefully he sticks with the first oneI'm just glad Omar finally got a bucket. Its been like forever since his previous basket. Hopefully this gets his confidence going.
I absolutely hate how Omar seems to release the ball on the way up. That will keep him from being consistent as a shooter.
Probably an illusion, he probably releases at the top which is optimal technique for avoiding blocks, but you are used to seeing players who get to the top, take a good look at the basket and calibrate their distance, and shoot on the way down, and in comparison it seems like he shoots early.
caw said:In general you are correct but there are cases where you aren't. It really all comes down to percentages and math for each player. If you are 50% on midrange and <33% on three then take the midrange every time.
His first shot looked looked great, but his second shot looked like last year all over...wasn't even close. Hopefully he sticks with the first one
In general you are correct but there are cases where you aren't. It really all comes down to percentages and math for each player. If you are 50% on midrange and <33% on three then take the midrange every time.
Math Witch:
10 shots for 2 @ 50% = 10 points
10 shots for 3 @ 33% = 10 points
Well...OK!
But you know we have to burn you, now. Right?
The only downside here, and I hate to bring this up. But exactly NO ONE IN BASKETBALL shots at 50% from midrange. The very, very best NBA midrange shooters barely cross this threshold(Dirk Nowitzky was the only NBA player to cross it last year).
http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2011/9/24/2446337/who-are-the-nbas-most-valuable-mid-range-shooters
For comparison, the best 3 pt shooters are in the 45% range, unless you are Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, who is shooting 59% this year from 3 land. This suggests it much easier to shoot over 33% from 3 than get to some mythological unicorn 50% number from midrange.
Additionally, There is zero upside to this shot because you are not ever getting fouled (like when you drive to the tin.)
So the argument is a fallacy,
Either way, basketball theory out of the way, we need buckets from Calhoun!
But you can't score 10 points shooting threes! My math skillz > your math skillz.Math Witch:
10 shots for 2 @ 50% = 10 points
10 shots for 3 @ 33% = 10 points
Oh contraire. If you get fouled making one of the threes and make the free throw you can score 10 points on just threes.But you can't score 10 points shooting threes! My math skillz > your math skillz.