I wonder if they consider a layup in those stats? Do they consider whether the person is fouled or not..and gets a free throw? Do they consider that a person looking for a mid range shot is usually going to be in a better rebounding position?
A big hole in this logic is that I doubt they factor in that poor shooters (I'm thinking Jeff Foster) typically never shoot from the perimeter and great shooters like Danny shoot a ton of threes. Who's to say that Danny wouldn't hit 55% within the arc if that was his game? Seriously, they are comparing an entirely different group of players and making a conclusion from it. Perhaps someone has a link that works and that the article actually dispels my criticism.