Shooting

Shooting presents us with the most opportunities for testing. We will try to work our way through all of the various stats that affect shooting. We will continue to add to the Jumper Form table over time.

Standing and Moving Mid-range Effect | 3 Point Rating | Hot and Cold Zones | Moving Shot 3 | Jumper Forms | Left vs Right

 

3 Point Rating effect on Deep 2s

We received a donor request to determine whether 3 point rating had an effect on deep twos. The shooter pictured below has a 99 3 point rating and a 25 2 point rating. You can see from the increase in shooting bar size that 3 point rating does have an effect on deep 2s.

Shooting Midrange Jumper rating at the Elbow Extended
Shooting Midrange jumper rating at the Elbow
Shooting Three pointer rating

Standing Mid-range effect on Moving mid-range shots

For this test we took 400 moving mid-range shots with a 99 standing mid-range rating and 400 with a 25 standing mid-range. The shooting % came out within 1.2% of each other leading us to believe that standing mid-range has no effect on moving mid-range jumpers. You can see the process in the video below.

 

 

Jumpshot Forms

All of our jumpers have been retaken post patch 1.07. All jumpers were taken from the same spot on the floor by the same person. There were 250 attempts with each jumper form.

Name Makes Greens
Klay Thompson 87% 62.4%
Damien Lillard 91.4% 70.8%
Lamarcus Aldridge 69.8% 47.6%
Paul George 86% 56.4%
Kobe 84% 56.2%
Billups 82.8% 54.2%
Rudy Gay 81.6% 60.2%
Kyrie 88.8% 64.6%
John Wall 89.2% 72%
Harden 90.2% 68.8%
Bosh 74.4% 59.2%
Carmelo Anthony 78.6% 38.2%
Kevin Garnett 84% 50.2%
High School 1 88.2% 67.8%
Michael Jordan 81.6% 57.2%
Curry 88.6% 61.2%
Duckworth 79.8% 58%

 

3 Pointer Ratings

We took 500 uncontested 3 point shots at each different rating

Rating Shooting Percentage
65 36.2%
70 51.6%
75 55%
80 62.2%
85 67%
90 74.8%

 

Hot and Cold Zones

We took 500 Jumpers in a hot zone, 500 in a cold zone and 500 in neither.

Cold/Hot Zone

Zone Make % Green %
Hot 70.4% 70%
Normal 62.6% 29.8%
Cold 40% 0%

 

Standing vs Moving Shot 3

All of these attempts are taken with a standing 3 ratings of 80 and a 80 moving 3 rating. We took 500 of each moving shot.

Type Make % Green %
Standing 62.2% 52.4%
Step Back 48.8% 11.2%
Pull Up 51% 10.6%
Running 44.8% 9.2%

 

Left Handed vs Right Handed

For this test we attempted 400 shots with each hand

Hand Make % Green %
Left 65.5% 39.25%
Right 64.25% 43.75%