The best proof for this is modern basketball where the 3-point shot became the primary offensive weapon.
Coaches and players sound off on the game's most dominant shot NBA teams are averaging a record 31. You see guys who can't shoot, they're struggling in the league these days. But shooters can always be steady.
Doc Rivers stops game for Dirk tribute The Clippers coach grabbed a microphone from the scorer's table to pay tribute to Dirk. Still, it is interesting that even for the introduction of the three-point line there was great fear as well as the rejection of the same, and now it has become the favorite shot of most players.
Modern centers have also begun to show the tendency to shoot from a distance, which suggests that this trend is stable or going up. With time, it has become the most powerful weapon in basketball.
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Incorporating 3x3. When VanVleet was a rookie, he often passed up on open shots. You can make an argument that he's the most skilled player.
The reasons were less and fewer points, the defense that was on a verge to fight, and the players just had a hard time getting to the hoop. If we helped you in any way, a small donation would be appreciated. His shot won the game for the Pacers, 119-118. Open Basketball Championships Recap. LeBron James questions Lakers focus James doesn't think that the playoff push should be a distraction. Watch Video. Instead, they became a trendsetter.
How did we get to this point? A decade later, in 2007-08, they were taking 18.
Teaching Footwork. This season -- with an increased pace, a 14-second shot clock after offensive rebounds and a freedom-of-movement emphasis that has proven a boon to offenses -- NBA teams are averaging 31.
After all, it was only a few years ago when the Rockets were considered an outlier. One of the best shooters ever and a Boston Celtics legend, Larry Bird, said that it would be good to think about setting up a four-point line, and the NBA board has commented it as a good idea.
In the ensuing years, three-point frequency inched upward.