The NBA’s full embrace of basic math has increased the attractiveness of the punt threes strategy. In 2012-2013, a player only had to produce 1.0 3PG to be an average contributor in the threes category. Today, that kind of production from deep is laughed at. In 2017-2018, average production from three meant hitting 1.5 3PG. The increase in threes hasn’t had a major effect on the value of most guards and wings, but it has had an effect on the value of big men who don’t shoot threes. Bigs who provide juicy numbers in the traditional big man categories, but don’t hit threes, have become harder to target because they put you in a deeper hole in triples than they […]
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