Originally Posted by RRR3
There’s a reason guys like Whiteside Capella DeAndre Jordan Gobert and Steven Adams all have seasons shooting 63 to 70% from the field which was previously unheard of outside of will Chamberlain and Artis Gilmore.
In a spaced out league that runs a huge number of screens and has solid play makers Big men who lack skill aren’t out here going one on one they are getting dump off’s from guards and doing almost nothing but dunking.
Rudy Gobert is not dunking more than prime Shaq because of his ability around the basket(he had more dunks this year than anyone in the 19 years it’s been tracked).
None of these guys shooting percentages mean anything. The only ones who miss shots close in are the ones who convinced themselves they should be creating shots. The low skill play finishers are all out here shooting like Wilt Chamberlain on the Lakers.
There isnt a coach in the league who is going to give Ben Wallace the ball to do something with it. He would shoot better from the field because a higher percentage of his touches will be quick dunks.
The Pistons would actually give Ben Wallace the ball occasionally and let him try to take somebody one on one. Those days are over. He will be doing nothing but rolling to the basket and catching lobs when it was poorly played.