Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > NBA Forum

NBA Forum NBA Message Board - NBA Fan Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-02-2016, 05:33 AM   #31
zeerghit
Local High School Star
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,941
Default Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?

is dubeta retarted? real question here..
zeerghit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2016, 05:53 AM   #32
feyki
College star
 
feyki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 3,668
Default Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?

Oscar or Dirk .
feyki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2016, 05:59 AM   #33
3ball
NBA Legend and Hall of Famer
 
3ball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 20,776
Default Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?

NBA.com defines "midrange" as all shots outside the paint that are inside the 3-point line.

In Jordan's 63 point game against the Celtics' #1 defense, 12 of his 22 made field goals were 2-point jumpshots outside the paint (midrange):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsRu0x_bQeY


3 more jumpshots were made slightly inside the paint... Overall, 15 of Jordan's 22 made field goals were jumpshots.

And that was just Game 2... In Game 1 of that series (his 49 point game), 9 of his 18 made field goals were jumpshots outside the paint (plus 1 more jumper that was slightly inside the paint):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wId1-GdesWU


So in Games 1 and 2 combined, 21 out of his 40 made field goals were 2-point jumpshots outside the paint (midrange), with another 4 jumpers coming just inside the paint.. Overall, 25 of his 40 made field goals were jumpshots.. Contrary to what many people think, Jordan was an elite midrange jumpshooter from the outset of his NBA career.
3ball is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2016, 06:08 AM   #34
Orlando Magic
Very good NBA starter
 
Orlando Magic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 8,726
Default Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?

How the **** did only one or two posters in this thread(besides 3balls) mention MJ's name?

The **** is wrong with you ******?
Orlando Magic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2016, 06:15 AM   #35
dhsilv
NBA rookie of the year
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 5,649
Default Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Orlando Magic
How the **** did only one or two posters in this thread(besides 3balls) mention MJ's name?

The **** is wrong with you ******?

I really doubt MJ is a legit answer to be honest. He's clearly the first guy to come to mind, but while he was a great shooter in that range. He's not the best from shooting.

A guy like Jerry West might come to mind though many reasons why his stats won't look as such. Bird is a good choice. But bottom line is MJ was a great shooter but not all time great. his greatness was in large part to his abiltiy to get to the basket. and being a great shooter made that easier.
dhsilv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2016, 06:16 AM   #36
JohnMax
Banned
 
JohnMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 5,827
Default Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?

CP3 is the best midrange shooter in the league.
JohnMax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2016, 06:18 AM   #37
Dr Hawk
Lord Olajuwon
 
Dr Hawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 2,950
Default Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?

Jordan

small gap

Dirk

small gap

West
Dr Hawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2016, 06:24 AM   #38
SexSymbol
You are amazing
 
SexSymbol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
Posts: 6,115
Default Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?

Dirk
Kobe
Rip
Bird
MJ
Nash


Lebron being on this is list is a joke even for a troll that doesn't believe what he's saying
SexSymbol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2016, 06:35 AM   #39
AirFederer
WIND DEFENDER
 
AirFederer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,729
Default Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?

Delonte West and that Da real Lambo guy
AirFederer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2016, 11:33 AM   #40
HOoopCityJones
NBA rookie of the year
 
HOoopCityJones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: LaLa Land
Posts: 6,494
Default Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?

Jordan

Kobe
HOoopCityJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2016, 02:18 PM   #41
ClipperRevival
NBA rookie of the year
 
ClipperRevival's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 6,651
Default Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?

K. Malone had an absolutely devastating 15-17 footer. And Rip might be the GOAT at coming off screens and getting of a quick, accurate midrange shot.

But as others have said, you really needed to be efficient from the midrange before the popularity of the 3ball because that's where guys took a lot of their shots. So most guys were very efficient from the midrange.
ClipperRevival is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2016, 03:45 PM   #42
MiseryCityTexas
College superstar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,385
Default Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?

Gail Goodrich Jerry West and Rick Barry
MiseryCityTexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2016, 03:47 PM   #43
MiseryCityTexas
College superstar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,385
Default Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?

Elvin Hayes was a beast from midrange also.
MiseryCityTexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2016, 03:48 PM   #44
MiseryCityTexas
College superstar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,385
Default Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?

Randy Smith had a sick midrange jumper also.
MiseryCityTexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2016, 08:37 PM   #45
tontoz
Very good NBA starter
 
tontoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 8,458
Default Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?

Havent read through the thread but for me Dirk is easily number 1. Not only was he very accurate he could shoot it with a guy right in his face.

Among older guys Bernard King was money will his pullup J.
tontoz is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:


Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:41 PM.






NBA BASKETBALL FORUM KEY LINKS:

NBA Basketball

NBA Rumors

Basketball Blog

NBA Videos

Search Site

FOLLOW US
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
YouTube
















Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy