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    Default Wow, Foster has made more than Wade and James combined?

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    Jeff Foster has made more 3-pointers (1) than LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Evan Turner and John Wall combined (0-for-22).
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    and Miami is wining like this. Scary to think when they do start hitting 3's
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    18 hours ago

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    and Miami is wining like this. Scary to think when they do start hitting 3's
    Even scarier thinking that Lebron and Wade may have finally figured out that they don't even need to take any of them.

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    Even scarier thinking that Lebron and Wade may have finally figured out that they don't even need to take any of them.
    Yea that kinda blows for the rest of us.

    Kobe's held back on the three pointer too. Hence the better shooting percentage.

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    Default Re: Wow, Foster has made more than Wade and James combined?

    Yep, good point Mackey, although Wade is a pretty decent 3 point shooter I think
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    Yep, good point Mackey, although Wade is a pretty decent 3 point shooter I think
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    Statistically speaking, Wade is one of the worst three point shooting two guards in the NBA. 29% career shooter from beyond the arc.

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    Default Re: Wow, Foster has made more than Wade and James combined?

    It's not really that they can't make the shot, it's that, going to the rim, these guys can put your entire front line into foul trouble.

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    It's not really that they can't make the shot, it's that, going to the rim, these guys can put your entire front line into foul trouble.
    Well, neither of them are very good long distance shooters, it makes sense for them to maximize their strength and eliminate the weakest part of their game.

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    7-54 career 3 point attempts.

    Turrible.
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    Even scarier thinking that Lebron and Wade may have finally figured out that they don't even need to take any of them.
    It was always funny that Jordan didn't seem to learn this lesson.

    He'd settle for 33-34% from 3 all the time when his 2pt% and FTA/game numbers said it was a waste of a possession for him to shoot it.


    It's funny to look at Wade's stats and see the year he apparently thought he added this to his game and took 278 attempts after only 77 the year before, despite a 31.7 rate (horrible).


    James is Jordan-esque except Mike kept his volume to reasonable level except when they moved the line in. You'd never catch Jordan shooting more than 350 threes at 32-33%, especially year after year.

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    7-54 career 3 point attempts. Turrible.
    The difficulty level for different kinds of shots is different for each player. Foster shooting a 3 pointer is akin to most other players's shooting from near half-court. So the purpose of the shot is usually similar whether it is at the end of the quarter or the end of a shot clock----Foster or the other person has the ball and it's essentially a desperation shot with nothing to lose. Jeff usually gets the ball when he is the only option as the shot clock is winding down---if he has time to pass it, he usually does so.

    So not so "turrible" when you look at it from that angle.

    It would be interesting to compare the 3 point shot among other bigs. Probably not too many are good at it, so I'd be surprised if they take more than a couple of them per season.

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    The difficulty level for different kinds of shots is different for each player. Foster shooting a 3 pointer is akin to most other players's shooting from near half-court. So the purpose of the shot is usually similar whether it is at the end of the quarter or the end of a shot clock----Foster or the other person has the ball and it's essentially a desperation shot with nothing to lose. Jeff usually gets the ball when he is the only option as the shot clock is winding down---if he has time to pass it, he usually does so.

    So not so "turrible" when you look at it from that angle.

    It would be interesting to compare the 3 point shot among other bigs. Probably not too many are good at it, so I'd be surprised if they take more than a couple of them per season.
    I don't have any way to prove this, but my guess is that more than half of Foster's attempts have been from near half-court or beyond.

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    I don't have any way to prove this, but my guess is that more than half of Foster's attempts have been from near half-court or beyond.
    I've never seen a center shoot a half court shot. It's more likely he was just in the right spots at the right times

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    I've never seen a center shoot a half court shot. It's more likely he was just in the right spots at the right times
    You've never seen Foster grab a rebound and the end of a quarter and heave it the length of the court as the clock expired?

    I feel like that has happened several times.

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    You've never seen Foster grab a rebound and the end of a quarter and heave it the length of the court as the clock expired?

    I feel like that has happened several times.
    Oh definitely. No doubt that a decent chunk of his attempts had to have been this type.

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    I don't have any way to prove this, but my guess is that more than half of Foster's attempts have been from near half-court or beyond.
    Game log from basketball-reference will find when Jeff made his attempts. Then you hope that ESPN/NBA.com have kept an accurate shot chart for each of those games.

    It's a little leg work but since his attempts are low it's actually doable without finding a better data source.

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    Game log from basketball-reference will find when Jeff made his attempts. Then you hope that ESPN/NBA.com have kept an accurate shot chart for each of those games.

    It's a little leg work but since his attempts are low it's actually doable without finding a better data source.
    Since you said you have so much free time right now, that sounds like a good project for you Seth.

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    Game log from basketball-reference will find when Jeff made his attempts. Then you hope that ESPN/NBA.com have kept an accurate shot chart for each of those games.

    It's a little leg work but since his attempts are low it's actually doable without finding a better data source.
    That would actually be an interesting exercise. Especially if one compares it to other big men.

    But I honestly can't remember the last time I saw Foster with a full-court or even a half-court heave. I remember most of his attempts being at or just beyond the arc. But I cannot recall his "tendencies" during the early portion of his career.

    If foul-shooting distance and jump shots are any indication, my guess is that time left on the game or shot clock would not factor into his percentage much. He admits he doesn't make 3 pointers much, even in practice.
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    Default Re: Wow, Foster has made more than Wade and James combined?

    from the thread title I thought it was talking about $...like, huh, maybe we have been overpaying jeff over the years

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