U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Basketball
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-13-2018, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
28,266 posts, read 26,231,676 times
Reputation: 11726

Advertisements

If Curry could simply post up in a corner like Steve Kerr and wait for Jordan to pass him the ball out of a double team, he'd probably shoot 75% from 3.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv0mIPEE6Tg
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-13-2018, 08:48 PM
JL
 
7,351 posts, read 11,880,681 times
Reputation: 7198
Dale Ellis and Dell Curry should be added to the list. They were awesome!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2018, 08:54 PM
 
2,070 posts, read 1,591,286 times
Reputation: 3348
Reggie Miller
Dennis Scott
Chris Mullins
Jeff Hornachek
Steve Kerr

Honorable Mention - Robert Horry
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-14-2018, 12:07 PM
 
11,679 posts, read 7,045,201 times
Reputation: 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by BajanYankee View Post
If Curry could simply post up in a corner like Steve Kerr and wait for Jordan to pass him the ball out of a double team, he'd probably shoot 75% from 3.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv0mIPEE6Tg
I dont know about that. Ive seen him miss way too many wide open shots in games...most notably 4-5 4th quarter misses in game 7 of the 2016 finals.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-14-2018, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
28,266 posts, read 26,231,676 times
Reputation: 11726
Quote:
Originally Posted by eddiehaskell View Post
I don’t know about that. I’ve seen him miss way too many wide open shots in games...most notably 4-5 4th quarter misses in game 7 of the 2016 finals.
Yeah, that was almost as bad as Larry Bird going 6-16 in the decisive game of the '87 Finals (Celtics lost).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-14-2018, 07:15 PM
 
11,679 posts, read 7,045,201 times
Reputation: 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by BajanYankee View Post
Yeah, that was almost as bad as Larry Bird going 6-16 in the decisive game of the '87 Finals (Celtics lost).
6-16...basically Steph’s FG% for the entire 2016 Finals (7 games). Point being - shooting around in rhythm is a lot different than shooting in an actual meaningful game (for all players).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-15-2018, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
28,266 posts, read 26,231,676 times
Reputation: 11726
Quote:
Originally Posted by eddiehaskell View Post
6-16...basically Steph’s FG% for the entire 2016 Finals (7 games). Point being - shooting around in rhythm is a lot different than shooting in an actual meaningful game (for all players).
Curry was 40% overall for the series. Which was still higher than Bird's 35.1% overall shooting for the series when the Pistons booted him out of the Playoffs. This actually came on the heels of Bird's best statistical season, but he stunk up it against the Pistons big time, averaging 10 fewer PPG compared to the regular season and shooting 28.5% from behind the arc.

Point being that cherrypicking the low moments of a player's career doesn't mean anything about their overall success as a shooter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-15-2018, 02:31 PM
 
Location: California
2,011 posts, read 2,012,098 times
Reputation: 1775
Doesn't anyone remember Brian Winters? He was a Laker rookie who was traded to the Bucks after his rookie season in the Kareem Abdul Jabbar trade. He had a nice long career and shot for a career avg. of 47% from the field. He played mostly in the 70's into the early 80's.

I would think he would have to be in the discussion as one of the best at the very minimum.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-15-2018, 08:18 PM
 
11,679 posts, read 7,045,201 times
Reputation: 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by BajanYankee View Post
Curry was 40% overall for the series. Which was still higher than Bird's 35.1% overall shooting for the series when the Pistons booted him out of the Playoffs. This actually came on the heels of Bird's best statistical season, but he stunk up it against the Pistons big time, averaging 10 fewer PPG compared to the regular season and shooting 28.5% from behind the arc.

Point being that cherrypicking the low moments of a player's career doesn't mean anything about their overall success as a shooter.
Whos cherry picking? Im still wondering why Larry Bird is on your mind. Was I randomly assigned the task of Bird-defender for you to argue against? Im simply pointing out that a player that could shoot 75% from 3 has never come close to that. And practice/rhythm shooting is on a different planet than in-game shooting.

Speaking of practice shooting, heres what Paul George had to say about ~60 yr old Bird:

He picked a ball up that had rolled over. He rolled up his sleeves and made about 15 in a row and just walked out like nothing just happened. It was the craziest thing Ive seen."

https://www.google.com/amp/s/syndica...ctice.amp.html

NBA players can shoot the lights out, but lets not be silly enough to believe that Curry is so far advanced that hes darn near twice the spot up shooter as a Steve Kerr.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2018, 10:18 AM
 
3,565 posts, read 1,874,215 times
Reputation: 2263
Quote:
Originally Posted by eddiehaskell View Post
Whos cherry picking? Im still wondering why Larry Bird is on your mind. Was I randomly assigned the task of Bird-defender for you to argue against? Im simply pointing out that a player that could shoot 75% from 3 has never come close to that. And practice/rhythm shooting is on a different planet than in-game shooting.

Speaking of practice shooting, heres what Paul George had to say about ~60 yr old Bird:

He picked a ball up that had rolled over. He rolled up his sleeves and made about 15 in a row and just walked out like nothing just happened. It was the craziest thing Ive seen."

https://www.google.com/amp/s/syndica...ctice.amp.html

NBA players can shoot the lights out, but lets not be silly enough to believe that Curry is so far advanced that hes darn near twice the spot up shooter as a Steve Kerr.
In 14-15, not close to Curry's most efficient season, he shot 48% on catch & shoot 3s. That would be 72% eFG%. In-game & straight absurd.

Kerr was a great shooter, but he's not on the same planet. He always had a much lower degree of difficulty on his shots. And he had a stretch of his career (his best shooting years) with a shortened 3 point line.

That same year, Curry was shooting 42.5% from 25-29 feet. Lillard, the next closest guy, was shooting ~13% from that range.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Basketball
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top