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Old 08-09-2018, 01:44 PM   #16
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Default Re: How good would Steph Curry be in the 90's with a shortened 3pt line?

Mighty good. MVP candidate for sure.
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:55 PM   #17
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Default Re: How good would Steph Curry be in the 90's with a shortened 3pt line?

A shortened 3pt line also means that it would be easier to close out on him.
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Old 08-09-2018, 02:05 PM   #18
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A shortened 3pt line also means that it would be easier to close out on him.


Shhhhh.....no logic allowed on this site sir.
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:35 PM   #19
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A shortened 3pt line also means that it would be easier to close out on him.
His range distance has shown he wouldn't need to be close to the shortened line. It's not like it only counts if you're less than 5" behind it.
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:09 PM   #20
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Default Re: How good would Steph Curry be in the 90's with a shortened 3pt line?

Today's spacing allows for more 3pt shots. In the 90s it was difficult for a PG to get open 3's and it would be even more challenging for Curry because he takes a lot of flat footed 3's that won't be possible in the 90s, unless he takes them from 30ft which he can do. For Steph to have success he'd be a wing like Reggie Miller. I don't think he'd come close to the 11+ 3PA per game, probably 6-7 like the other high volume 3PT shooters of the era.
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:09 PM   #21
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Today's spacing allows for more 3pt shots. In the 90s it was difficult for a PG to get open 3's and it would be even more challenging for Curry because he takes a lot of flat footed 3's that won't be possible in the 90s, unless he takes them from 30ft which he can do. For Steph to have success he'd be a wing like Reggie Miller. I don't think he'd come close to the 11+ 3PA per game, probably 6-7 like the other high volume 3PT shooters of the era.


Random scrub George McCloud shattered the record for attempts in 96 with 678, that's on par with the numbers that the best shooters are putting up now, and point guards with half the talent like Mookie Blaylock and Mark Price didn't seem to have a problem getting shots off from deep/

Peak Curry = 402 made on .454 from 23'9", 5.1 3pm on 11.2 attempts

The shortened line was 22", that's nearly 2 feet closer, so let's estimate that equals two more makes per game (79 games)

79 * 2 + 402 = 560

Accounting for potential game breaking flurries I calculate more than 600, but for math sake we will keep it at 600, which is 198 more makes at prime level.

198 * 3 + total points scored (2375) / 79 games = 37.5ppg


Steph would basically look like Michael Jordan at his best with a shortened line, not Mahmoud Abdul fvcking Rauf

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Old 08-09-2018, 07:08 PM   #22
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Default Re: How good would Steph Curry be in the 90's with a shortened 3pt line?

Wasn't the 3 pt line only shortened for 1 year in the 90's? I keep hearing that the whole decade was shortened. I don't remember that being the case.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:09 PM   #23
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Wasn't the 3 pt line only shortened for 1 year in the 90's? I keep hearing that the whole decade was shortened. I don't remember that being the case.
It was for 3 seasons ....... 1995 through '97
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:45 AM   #24
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Default Re: How good would Steph Curry be in the 90's with a shortened 3pt line?

Blaylock (6-0) had 1782 3PA in that period (95-97) and 36.5%. Dana Baros (5-11) made 197 3pt in 95. Dont tell me that all time the greatest shooter, 6-3 PG with the best handle in the league would have problems to dominate.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:04 AM   #25
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These kind of threads just show the real low intelligence of people like op.

The real question, how good would MJ be shooting 3s in today's game....
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:14 AM   #26
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Default Re: How good would Steph Curry be in the 90's with a shortened 3pt line?

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These kind of threads just show the real low intelligence of people like op.

The real question, how good would MJ be shooting 3s in today's game....
But MJ couldn't shoot 3s period.

That's why the NBA shortened the 3pt line in the first place.

In todays game MJ would basically be Demar Derozan with slightly better defense.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:49 AM   #27
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But MJ couldn't shoot 3s period.

That's why the NBA shortened the 3pt line in the first place.

In todays game MJ would basically be Demar Derozan with slightly better defense.

Because clearly it was an impediment to his success right? He only won 3 titles, 3FMVPS, 7 scoring titles, and 3 MVPs prior to the shortened line afterall.

Then the line went back in 98 and guess what..... MJ still won the championship and he was outright s**t from 3 that year. Clearly not that big a deal.
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