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It's very early in the season, but I thought it was worth noting that he's shooting 62% from beyond the arch so far this season (16-26).


It's also worth noting that not counting Bowen's three point shooting, the Spurs are shooting a horrendous 31% from three. Hopefully other guys start knocking down threes at a better rate, because Bowen ain't going to shot 60% from three forever.
 

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Bowen's improved his 3 point shooting since becoming a Spur. Last year he had an off year during the regular season but he stepped up in the playoffs. I don't expect him to shoot 62% for the season, but Bruce has a good enough shot and good enough shot selection to shoot 40+% for the season. As for the rest of the team, NVE and Fin aren't really high 3pt percentage shooters but Manu's should go up.
 

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manus,nve barry should go up alot but like texan said finely really isnt a 3pt shooter, hes a pull up jump shooter from mid range. bowen is doing great i hope he keeps it up. but more likely i think he'll be about 40-45 percent when the yr ends wich is still fantastic!
 

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manus,nve barry should go up alot but like texan said finely really isnt a 3pt shooter, hes a pull up jump shooter from mid range. bowen is doing great i hope he keeps it up. but more likely i think he'll be about 40-45 percent when the yr ends wich is still fantastic!

Manu's and Barry's 3pt percentage should go up but not NVE's. His career mark is like 35 or 36%. He makes a lot of clutch 3's and it seems as if he would shoot a higher percentage, but its not true. He will benefit from playing with Duncan, but I still don't see his 3pt percentage being higher than 35 or 36%.
 

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Where are you guys getting this stuff that Finley isn't that good of a 3-point shooter? He's a career 37% shooter from there, and even shot above 40% from behind the arch the previous two seasons. Finley is a very good 3 point shooter, he just hasn't been one this season.
 

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Bruce had an off shooting year from 3 pt land the past season but as Koko said he stepped it up for the playoffs, Remember that late three that sealed game 7? (alongside Manu's penetrations).
Don't get me wrong he also was topping the league at 3 pt percentage two or three years ago (or top 3 too lazy to a googlelize), his shot selection is precious and has improved with years, good thing is TP's shot selection also improved drasticly this year (becomes more obvious from behind the arc).

Can BB shoot more than 50% making at least 100 threes? Why not, as long as he makes the big ones come crunch playoff time I'm fine with it.
 

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When Finley shot 40% percent or so from 3's he played with Dallas where he had so many wide open fast break looks. In a half court setting, he is a good shooter but no better than 33-35%. I don't expect him to hit at a higher clip than that. His money shot is the 16-18 ft. jump shot.
 

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A 3-point shot is a 3-point shot. If you shoot 37% from there for your career and manage to shoot above 40% in consecutive seasons, you are a good 3 point shooter regardless the circumstances.
 

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Another funny fact about Bowen's three point shooting:


Bowen's now shooting around 65% from three after the GS game, and his FG% is now 45%. So, that means he's shooting 31% in 2 point field goals. That is some sort of stat isn't it?
 

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A 3-point shot is a 3-point shot. If you shoot 37% from there for your career and manage to shoot above 40% in consecutive seasons, you are a good 3 point shooter regardless the circumstances.

Yeah but the situations are so different. Its much easier to hit a three when you are wide open on a semi-fast break than it is to in a half court setting. He's not going to get anywhere near that many open looks with the Spurs. Fin no doubt has a nice 3 point shot but he isn't going to hit at a clip of 40% for us, or for that matter at a clip of 37% unless we do some serious fast breaking. That being said, I didn't mean to imply that Finley wasn't a good 3 point shooter, I just meant that he's not a high percentage shooting 3 point specialist.
 

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I'm not convinced Bowen is much of a 3 pt shooter. He just drifts to the corners and waits for everyone to forget about him. Most shooters in the nba can knock down the same shots he is knocking down. He is forgotten because he is generally not viewed as a threat. If he manages to keep being dangerous defenses will roll back to him though and his % will drop and someone else will get looks.
 

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I'm not convinced Bowen is much of a 3 pt shooter. He just drifts to the corners and waits for everyone to forget about him. Most shooters in the nba can knock down the same shots he is knocking down. He is forgotten because he is generally not viewed as a threat. If he manages to keep being dangerous defenses will roll back to him though and his % will drop and someone else will get looks.

I'm sorry, but I strongly disagree with this. Very strongly. Ask any coach/GM in the league if Bowen is a threat from the corner, and you're going to get the same answer over and over. As far as your theory about Bowen not being much of a shooter and nobody guards him, then why isn't Tony Parker hitting 3-pointers at a 60% clip? Teams sure as hell don't guard Parker above the three point line, but you don't see him knocking down 2-3 three's a game.


Bowen is a spot shooter, one of the best in the league. There's a difference between a spot shooters and scorers, and it's that spot shooters have to have their feet set and have to be fed the ball, because they generally can't create their own shots. Bowen isn't a pure shooter, but he's a damn good spot shooter, and that's not even up for debate. Believe it if you want, but that's not reality.
 
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