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Old 06-28-2016, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default Towns Is The Best Long Range 2 Point Shooter In The League

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All of human history will pale in comparison to this guy's NBA career
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Once he is on the Lakers
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Usually those that are good at long twos are also good at midrange. Doesn't seem to be the case his rookie year though.
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Usually those that are good at long twos are also good at midrange. Doesn't seem to be the case his rookie year though.
Huh?

2P: .559
0-3: .701
3-10: .465
10-16: .410
16 <3: .506
3P: .341


...KAT is already one of the best shooters in the entire league.
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He needs to stop wasting his time in the NBA and move on to greater things.
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Old 06-28-2016, 06:55 PM   #7
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Huh?

2P: .559
0-3: .701
3-10: .465
10-16: .410
16 <3: .506
3P: .341


...KAT is already one of the best shooters in the entire league.

I said midrange. And while 41% is pretty decent... He did not shoot that many shots from there. He shot about 110 midrange shots for the entire year . That is roughly 1 (10-16 foot) shot per game. That is a pretty small sample size. Garnett and Duncan had basically shot the same midrange percentage in 2000-2001 as Towns. But shot 3 times as many.

Just find it a bit odd is all. Granted those to big men didn't shoot 3s like Towns does, but interesting nonetheless.

Another thing to keep an eye on is the % assisted with those percentages. Both Duncan and KG were way below Town's 67%. It will interesting to see how that changes when he starts to work more in isolation/post ups. And it will also be interesting too how it changes when/if Minny starts winning.

I imagine Towns got a lot of open looks (more than Garnett/Duncan ever did) because Minny wasn't fighting for the playoffs and therefore a lot of stats gets skewed because of defensive pressure (or lack thereof).... especially in late March/April.

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