@dylans @drgnslayr You know, the three ball has killed the conventional fast break. You see it so much in HS too, where the conventional 3 on 2 fast break is morphed into an odd creature where one wing offensive player strays to the corner for the three. Heck, we saw it in 2 on 1 situations last season where Svi would angle out to three. The open three was a better gamble.
I think rule makers really missed the point on what the three point shot was intended to be – straying to ABA days where it was born. It was never intended to be shot that you built your offense around.
Man, remember the ACC back in '83 when NC State won the title, they had the line arcing inside the top of the key?
And I don’t think it was intended to make some core basics of the game quasi-obsolete. We’ve talked many times about how shots at a certain distance (roughly from just inside the three point line to the 15 or so feet) are the worst gamble. Heck, in high school, that was a the shot that the shooters took.
But I do like how the three point shot has unclogged the game quite a bit. The ABA was quite a league. Wish the NBA would have kept their red/white/blue basketball.
There is a perfect distance. It’s figuring out what that is. I do tend to really like the international distance for college. A shot that is reasonable, but not a shot that your entire offense can be reasonably built around (at least that’s my suspicion).
But I’m never a big supporter of rule changes, and these constant adjustments. This one seems to be one that is correcting a wrong … the distance never should have been this short to begin with.