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Traditional Big Men and Three Point Shooting

Apr 30, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21) waits to enter the game against the Los Angeles Clippers in game six of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The four pairs were Horford and Kyle Korver, Cousins and Ben McLemore, Gasol and Mike Conley, and Duncan and Danny Green. The consistent pattern is that, unsurprisingly, having the team’s best three point shooter on the floor is more important to three point production than having their traditional big man. In most cases the team shot more threes and more accurately in the splits with the shooter on the floor rather than the big man. Continue Reading