Originally Posted by Mamba MVP
But I though the midrange was the worst shot in basketball?
people are not getting this.
Gearing your offense around getting mid range jumpers = bad idea.
having a guy who shoots 50% form midrange, creating open looks at the basket and from 3 = good idea.
problem is, not many guys shoot it that well from midrange.
The blazers were one of the early analytic teams Lamacrus shoots a million midrange jumpers, (probably too many) but they use it to open up the corner three, and lanes to the basket because you have to respect Lamacus shot. They shoot more 3 pointers than anyone other than the rockets.
so no the blazers aren't a old school team triumphing over the new approach.