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Posted on: March 24, 2020 at 11:57:36 CT
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mid-range isn’t cool.

They look at advanced stats that say 3 pt shooting is more efficient.
Example on 100 shots:
3-pt decent is 35% which results in 105 points.
2-pt (midrange) decent is 45% which results in 90 points.
3-pt good is 40% which results in 120 points.
2-pt good is 55% which results in 110 points.

What this does not consider is that, for most players, it is much easier to shoot 55% from 12-15 feet than it is to shoot 40% from three.
A more equal comparison is 55% for mid range versus 35% from three, at which point mid range is more efficient.
This becomes more true as defenses have adjusted to the modern game of layups and threes. The defense tends to leave the mid range open. Kevin Durant has really taken advantage of this in his offense of attack the last couple-three years.
In fact, there have been lots of stories about how he is bringing back the mid range game.

This is very similar to the scenario in which the San Francisco 49ers became such a dominant running team this year. To keep up with the modern passing, linebackers have gotten smaller and faster, The Niners countered that by pounding the hell out of them with the run.

Now this will sound contradictory, but I am also not one who really complains about the number of three point attempts we take. The three point shot is and will continue to be a very critical part of the game, because you have to make some of those in order to open up the other opportunities.

For example, even in a win, people complained about the fact that we still took 19 threes against Alabama even though we only made 5. In no way, shape, or form is the problem that we took 19 3’s. The problem is that we made five instead of seven.
Had we taken 10 instead of 19, we probably only make two, and we might have lost.

What this team needs, is to get better at shooting threes, get better at shooting other shots, and play offense to where we have more total shot attempts from anywhere.
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          Here’s the problem....or part of it besides the idea that - alwaysright MU - 3/24 11:57:36
               Your numbers and logic are both (il)logical. - Sigma MU - 3/24 13:26:26
                    To a fool such as yourself, probably so. - alwaysright MU - 3/24 13:42:50
                         LOL! You''re so sensitive...and take yourself too serious - Sigma MU - 3/24 14:24:38
                              No, just zero tolerance for stupid. - alwaysright MU - 3/24 15:24:55
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                    That’s not true as a general rule. Counter example, - alwaysright MU - 3/24 12:40:12
                         Most college players make 60-70% of 3’s in shoot around - wu-tangtiger MU - 3/24 12:57:20
                              Sure - alwaysright MU - 3/24 13:24:38
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               That’s some terrible defense in that game (nm) - wu-tangtiger MU - 3/24 11:36:03
                    I don't see that, on Brown. He is quick, faked inside to - GA Tiger MU - 3/24 12:43:59
                         No deny or doubles to keep the ball out of his hands - wu-tangtiger MU - 3/24 12:55:15
                              Score 6 points on 5 shots from the field (nm) - FIJItiger MU - 3/24 13:57:37
                                   Lol, yup. (nm) - Uncle John KC - 3/24 14:19:42
                                   He’s averaged 9 on 6 shots against more advanced defenses - wu-tangtiger MU - 3/24 14:10:47
                              I would feel very safe saying he would not become Mizzou's - sprintcar STL - 3/24 13:06:49
                                   Brown shot 52% on 14 shots per game - wu-tangtiger MU - 3/24 13:22:49
                                        Brown shot mostly midrange. Tilmon shoots mostly - alwaysright MU - 3/24 13:45:21
                                             Tilmon at that volume would put up big numbers - wu-tangtiger MU - 3/24 13:58:59
                    and a lot contested mid-range jumpers (nm) - zoomer KC - 3/24 11:51:01
          Correct me if wrong, but don't nearly all those games - GA Tiger MU - 3/24 11:20:13
               Don't disagree with that - Mormad MU - 3/24 13:11:19
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          Its almost impossible to control no. 3 and - GA Tiger MU - 3/24 08:19:30
               I respectfully disagree - longtimereader MU - 3/24 10:51:36
                    By not improving shooting, I meant that if it is - GA Tiger MU - 3/24 11:13:58
                    Mizzou wasn’t aggressive enough offensively - wu-tangtiger MU - 3/24 10:54:58
                         LOL! You advocated shooting 3s all season due to analytics. - Sigma MU - 3/24 11:17:31
                              I also said that they passed on 3’s they should have taken - wu-tangtiger MU - 3/24 11:29:16
                                   Agree that you have always advocated that the shoot more 3s. - Sigma MU - 3/24 13:23:24
                                        Taking 3’s in general doesn’t bother me the way it does - wu-tangtiger MU - 3/24 13:29:57
                                             Dru & X both shot below 30% on 3s. Not as good as them? - Sigma MU - 3/24 14:26:18
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                                                  They are the players you want taking the shots - wu-tangtiger MU - 3/24 14:29:47
                              A team can and should do both, depending on - GA Tiger MU - 3/24 11:23:09
                         Correct - longtimereader MU - 3/24 11:11:49
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                              If you listened to the announcers - wu-tangtiger MU - 3/24 11:13:30
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