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Old 03-07-2018, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Can a non-shooter truely 'develop' a jump shot?

I assume they can.

But in recent discussion of the future stars, I see this sentence repeated often:

''If player A develops a jumpshot, watch out''
You can insert Ben Simmons, Giannis, or whomever.

What do you think? Which players have 'developed' Elite or at least average shooting out of nothing?

I know some players have tremendeously improved, guys like Leonard who went from 37% on 1.7 3PA on their rookie to season to a peak of 44% on 4 3PA per game, and guys like Lebron have occasionally flirted with Elite shooting strokes for a season or two.

But did someone go from -no shot- to shooting 34-35% from beyond the arc?
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:13 PM   #2
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I assume they can.

But in recent discussion of the future stars, I see this sentence repeated often:

''If player A develops a jumpshot, watch out''
You can insert Ben Simmons, Giannis, or whomever.

What do you think? Which players have 'developed' Elite or at least average shooting out of nothing?

I know some players have tremendeously improved, guys like Leonard who went from 37% on 1.7 3PA on their rookie to season to a peak of 44% on 4 3PA per game, and guys like Lebron have occasionally flirted with Elite shooting strokes for a season or two.

But did someone go from -no shot- to shooting 34-35% from beyond the arc?

Michael Jordan?

17.3%
16.7%
18.2%
13.2%
27.6%
37.6%
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: Can a non-shooter truely 'develop' a jump shot?

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Michael Jordan?

17.3%
16.7%
18.2%
13.2%
27.6%
37.6%

Oh wow.
I was not aware of that one, actually. I didn't know it was that bad at the start.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:26 PM   #4
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:32 PM   #5
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Default Re: Can a non-shooter truely 'develop' a jump shot?

It's extremely rare
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:33 PM   #6
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Default Re: Can a non-shooter truely 'develop' a jump shot?

I don't remember Patrick Ewing having any kind of a jump shot at Georgetown. He might have just been so dominant in the post that he didn't take jumpers then. But his mid-range jumper became a serous weapon in the NBA.

Larry Nance Sr. improved his jumper over the years. Lebron did too.

*Edit, I did not realize this was strictly about 3-point shooting..
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:36 PM   #7
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Default Re: Can a non-shooter truely 'develop' a jump shot?

DeMar DeRozan
DeMarcus Cousins
TJ McConnell
Brook Lopez
Anthony Davis
Scottie Pippen

It happens all the time, especially in this generation where players work MUCH harder than previous ones.
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Old 03-08-2018, 03:00 AM   #8
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Default Re: Can a non-shooter truely 'develop' a jump shot?

If I'm not mistaken Tony Parker doesn't have good jump shot when he entered the league, he changed his shooting form and became a smooth mid range shooter.

Declining now though.
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Old 03-08-2018, 03:18 AM   #9
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Default Re: Can a non-shooter truely 'develop' a jump shot?

Uh, of course. I developed a nice jump shot over one summer of constant practice. If we non-athletes can do it, why not the pros?
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Old 03-08-2018, 04:24 AM   #10
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Default Re: Can a non-shooter truely 'develop' a jump shot?

Kawhi Leonard
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:35 AM   #11
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Gasol brothers?
LeBron?
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Old 03-08-2018, 03:25 PM   #12
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Default Re: Can a non-shooter truely 'develop' a jump shot?

Blake went from:

29.2% on .3 > 12.5% on .2 > 17.9% on .4 > 27.3% on .6

to

33.6% on 1.9 > 33.6% on 5.5 > 34.2% on 5.8

Certainly not great but still an improvement
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:28 PM   #13
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Default Re: Can a non-shooter truely 'develop' a jump shot?

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Michael Jordan?

17.3%
16.7%
18.2%
13.2%
27.6%
37.6%

And then he plummeted back to earth until the league shortened the line, non-shooters can improve but the sustainability of their touch will always be in question if it's not a natural element of their game, which is odd in Jordan's case since he had a sticky touch around the rim and could shoot from mid better than most.
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:49 PM   #14
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Default Re: Can a non-shooter truely 'develop' a jump shot?

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And then he plummeted back to earth until the league shortened the line, non-shooters can improve but the sustainability of their touch will always be in question if it's not a natural element of their game, which is odd in Jordan's case since he had a sticky touch around the rim and could shoot from mid better than most.


1990 and 1993 kind of throw a wrench in your argument.

Good try. Good effort.
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:00 PM   #15
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See Jason Kidd..
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