Re: Today's NBA
posted at 6/14/2011 4:33 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Today's NBA
[QUOTE]Have to agree with Duke... The modern NBA full of prima donas cause they make so much $$$.. Many of the teams/players rely upon dunks, FT's and 3 point bombs for offense. Bet if you did an analysis of how many points are scored without including dunks, FT's & 3pointers, you'd be amazed. The individual athleticism has increased as has the dunking ability and travelling..but what about playing the game?? Frankly, I can go back to lots of different era's to find better ball imo... and better rounded rosters..
Posted by Karllost[/QUOTE]
"Bet if you did an analysis of how many points are scored without including dunks, FT's & 3pointers, you'd be amazed"
Did that for you Karl. For me the answer was quite expected. I took out the free throw shooting points and all the points scored on 3 point baskets and came up with the following scoring figures.
I used the years 2010-11 and 1960-61.
In 1960-61 there were 57,336 points scored on 69,136 shots. THAT AMOUNTS TO 83 POINTS PER 100 SHOTS.
IN 2010-11 There were 151,440 points scored on 155,490 shots. THAT AMOUNTS TO 97 POINTS PER 100 SHOTS.
No way to determine the number of dunks but if you can put your hand over the rim I would guess that a simple lay-in would be an extremely high percentage shot.