Originally Posted by Osh Kosh Bosh
I wonder what the judges would do with someone like Rick Barry.
Considered in his day to be an elite level shooter, and highlights from his games on youtube suggest he migh have been a 38-40% 3 point shooter if he played with a 3 point line and spent time and practicing from that distance.
but he didn't so we only have his ABA years to go off of wich he barley took any 3's and shot poorly when he did.
Should we just assume that Rick would be an elite 3 point shooter or nah?
Same with Larry. Larry is known as a shooter, dude hit like 50-60 a season. Curry doubles that in a month.
For this exercise, we have to imagine all players translating to one era, and honing their skills for that era. If they were a shooter in the 70's, likely a (better) shooter in the __ era. Reasonable?
We could do this for anyone. Would Wilt feast on guys like Shaq, Ewing, Dream, D12, etc? Or would he come back down to earth quite a bit?