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Old 12-09-2013, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default better pure shooter: Dirk vs Durant

they both have very similar career percentages, fg, 2fg, 3fg, FT.



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Old 12-09-2013, 02:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: better pure shooter: Dirk vs Durant

Really close, Dirk is money from midrange tho
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Really close, Dirk is money from midrange tho

So is Durant
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So is Durant

Yea i agree, which is why i say its so close, i can't seperate the two
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Default Re: better pure shooter: Dirk vs Durant

They both have unlimited range...

As in pure shooting, I pick Dirk by a small margin.

Something about Dirk's shot thats magic

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Default Re: better pure shooter: Dirk vs Durant

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They both have unlimited range...

As in pure shooting, I pick Dirk by a small margin.

Something about Dirk's shot thats magic




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Default Re: better pure shooter: Dirk vs Durant

durant from 3 dirk from midrange and probably even fts
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:59 PM   #9
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durant from 3 dirk from midrange and probably even fts

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Old 12-09-2013, 03:00 PM   #10
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:35 AM   #11
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Default Re: better pure shooter: Dirk vs Durant

I looked up the percentages of their 2 point jumpshots some month ago (basketball-reference):
Sorted from best to worst (playoffs + regular season):
.495 Dirk 2010-11 (Championship) <- .509 in the regular season
.486 Dirk 2006-07 (MVP, 50-40-90 year)
.484 Dirk 2007-08
.478 Dirk 2008-09
.472 Dirk 2012-13
.466 Durant 2011-12 (Finals)
.461 Dirk 2009-10
.461 Dirk 2005-06 (Finals)
.456 Durant 2012-13 (50-40-90 year)

The 3P Career numbers:
Dirk: .382 on 3.2 3PA per 36 min
Durant: .373 on 3.9 3PA per 36 min

I think Dirk is the better pure shooter, but his best shooting season was at the age of 32, so Durant can still improve.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:43 AM   #12
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Default Re: better pure shooter: Dirk vs Durant

I'll go with Dirk. Durant is better at getting better looks due to superior athleticism but Dirk is better at actually making shots.
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Default Re: better pure shooter: Dirk vs Durant

too close to call in my opinion.

I've seen people say Dirk..which is fine. Sighting Durant's athleticism as a way he can get off better shots. That is true, but don't discount the height advantage Dirk has...especially with his high release. That is a built in advantage as well that allows Dirk to get great looks at times even though it might not look like it on tv.

Total toss up to me...
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Default Re: better pure shooter: Dirk vs Durant

everybody's subconscious is screaming "choose the white guy!" lol

but yea I think they're about even in terms of jump shooting / FT's / shooting mechanics.
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I don't know. I'll say this. If there's 1 second left on the clock, I feel more comfortable that Durant will make 2 free throws to tie the game, Dirk will make the midrange, and Durant will make the 3pter. Covered or open.
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