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    Default Re: Michael Jordan would be shooting fade away 3 pointers in today's nba

    Quote Originally Posted by kuniva_dAMiGhTy View Post
    3 pages in and STILL no evidence Jordan "didn't develop" a three point shot.

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    NBA Finals record 6 threes at the half is all you really need to know to answer this question.

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    Default Re: Michael Jordan would be shooting fade away 3 pointers in today's nba

    Other than the evidence of his career from the NBA line...the bottom line is 28.8% on no volume.

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    Default Re: Michael Jordan would be shooting fade away 3 pointers in today's nba

    If you give MJ the modern sag defense that players face today he could average 8 - 3’s a game on 50%. There is a reason MJ didn’t get many open looks, because he makes you pay.

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    Default Re: Michael Jordan would be shooting fade away 3 pointers in today's nba

    Quote Originally Posted by BigShotBob View Post
    NBA Finals record 6 threes at the half is all you really need to know to answer this question.
    Yup. Kind of strange for someone who "never developed" an outside shot.

    Other than the evidence of his career from the NBA line...the bottom line is 28.8% on no volume.
    Which means nothing, because you claimed he NEVER developed one.

    Make that 4 pages with no evidence

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    Default Re: Michael Jordan would be shooting fade away 3 pointers in today's nba

    Quote Originally Posted by Roundball_Rock View Post
    Other than the evidence of his career from the NBA line...the bottom line is 28.8% on no volume.
    Low % and low volume also means desperation and bailout 3s take a higher percentage of your shot selection too.

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    Default Re: Michael Jordan would be shooting fade away 3 pointers in today's nba

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ball View Post
    If you give MJ the modern sag defense that players face today he could average 8 - 3’s a game on 50%. There is a reason MJ didn’t get many open looks, because he makes you pay.

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    Default Re: Michael Jordan would be shooting fade away 3 pointers in today's nba

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ball View Post
    If you give MJ the modern sag defense that players face today he could average 8 - 3’s a game on 50%. There is a reason MJ didn’t get many open looks, because he makes you pay.
    Shoot like Curry, score like Wilt if he played today, right?

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    Default Re: Michael Jordan would be shooting fade away 3 pointers in today's nba

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ball View Post
    If you give MJ the modern sag defense that players face today he could average 8 - 3’s a game on 50%. There is a reason MJ didn’t get many open looks, because he makes you pay.
    Today's spacing and strategy provides OPEN threes

    80% of Curry's threes are "open" or "wide open" according to NBA.com (90% for rest of league)

    Specifically, 80% of Curry's threes are taken with 4+ feet from closest defender ("open") or 6+ feet ("wide open")

    MJ would benefit ftom the spacing and get mostly open threes, like today's player enjoys.. and he'd still be elite at contested shots because of his goat elevation and mndset

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    Default Re: Michael Jordan would be shooting fade away 3 pointers in today's nba

    Quote Originally Posted by 3ball View Post
    Today's spacing and strategy provides OPEN threes

    80% of Curry's threes are "open" or "wide open" according to NBA.com (90% for rest of league)

    Specifically, 80% of Curry's threes are taken with 4+ feet from closest defender ("open") or 6+ feet ("wide open")

    MJ would benefit ftom the spacing and get mostly open threes, like today's player enjoys.. and he'd still be elite at contested shots because of his goat elevation and mndset
    Agree. To add to this, watch the knicks/Sonics/heat defense on MJ. They routinely doubled and trapped him off picks and tried to funnel him down the center toward the bigs. Teams knew MJ was lethal going down the baseline and tried to limit him going there as much as possible. MJ worked in impossibly tight situations with little space and still thrived.

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