Blazers need 3 point scoring

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  1. swish3

    swish3 Well-Known Member

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    The Blazers need more 3 point scoring, having lost to WAS. Blazers scored only 33 points by swish3s while WAS scored 45. The Blazers should have won this game against a weak eastern conference opponent. Shooting only 28% of swish threes is not enough. Furthermore we will need at least 130 points to win most games in the higher scoring 2018 season.

    Chief with 3 of 5 and Nick with 3 of 6 were the most productive swish3 shooters, and Mo and Seth were each 1 of 2.

    The Blazers need to play best percentage swish3 shooters which means Meyers and Nick instead of continuing the low percentage shooting of CJ and Dame. The plan needs to be that a player should start attempting swish3s after missing 3 consecutive attempts.

    Both Meyers and Nick are excellent swish3 shooters who should be in there in the 2nd and 4th quarters with high percentage shooting. Meyers demonstrated >70% swish3 shooting in the preseason that is not a surprise because he seems to be the only NBA player to shoot over 70% in the playoffs (making at least 10 swish3s) a few years ago. [He made 10 of 13 swish3s in those intense playoff games.]

    CJ and Dame were a combined 3 for 19 in the WAS loss. If 10 of those swish3 attempts were instead made by a 40-70% shooter, we would have 12-21 additional points and the win. Meyers and Nick can do this. I would like to see 12 or more points by each of them in each game.

    To be at the best this season, the Blazers need to bring the hottest shooting talent, keep the swish3 success percentage above 40%, and aim for improved (>130) points per game. Having the hottest scoring talent included is how to get the additional 12 or more points and wins.
     
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    Yes. I agree.
     
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    I think by the end of the season we’ll see that the Blazers have plenty of swish3 scorers. A cold start to the season doesn’t mean it’s going to stay that way.
     
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    Yes! Great post swish3!
     
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    They needed to not leave morris open and for CJ not to play like a full diaper.
     
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    Getting 3pt shots off is a skill, one that Meyers doesn't have. So you can't assign shot selections.
     
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    Swish3 shooting is definitely a skill. The facts are that Meyers is the highest percentage swish3 Blazer if you check the statistics.

    We need Meyers, Nick, and any other Blazer shooting 50%+ to be taking swish3s, especially in the 2nd and 4th quarters. Weak scoring in the 2nd and 4th quarters held the Blazers back and lost games last season. Let's not repeat that flaw this year.
     
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    There's a difference between being able to make threes and being able to get 3pt shots off. Dame and CJ are able to get good 3s off all the time. Meyers needs 15 feet of space to do so.
     
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    Meyers.needs more space, but only 3 feet, and can find it, as preseason and playoff games document. Remember the SAC game a few weeks ago. When the Blasers have multiple swish3 threats in the game, we can score like--and even beat--the Warriors.
     
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    Meyers is a standstill set shooter. His motion to shoot it is slow as well hence why he needs ample time to shoot. I agree he does have a nice stroke but unfortunately he can’t be relied on
     
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    Meyers shoots his standing swish3s with a Blazers best accuracy. That deliberate shot is just what we can rely on, as the Bball Reference numbers show. Who else will achieve 70% swish3s shooting?

    With good setup passes, and good reciprocal feeds between Meyers and Nick, the Blazers can expect an additional 12 points per game.
     
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    Well now.... I guess we know who to thank, and/or blame, depending on your point of view.

    Lol. Looks like I made it back, just in time!
     
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    The Blazers beat the Magic Oct 25 with great performances by Dame and Zach, with notable play also by CJ, Jusuf, Evan, and Zach.

    Swish3s were scored by Dame (5 of 10), CJ (2 of 3), Zach (2 of 2), Jake (1 of 1), and Seth (1 of 2).

    This was a great game for Dame, who scored 41 points and had only 1 turnover. There was also some commendable defense by Zach, Jusuf, Evan, and Chief. Let's continue the wins and aim to score 45 or more as swish3s each game.
     
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    I like this. It's not just all about Meyers swish 3's....
     
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