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76ers president Daryl Morey says 3-pointers should be worth 2.5 points: ‘It’s just too big of a bonus’

CBS Sports


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NBA teams are on pace to set a record in 3-point attempts per game for the 10th consecutive season, as analytically driven game plans and shot profiles have led to historic offensive efficiency. In a recent appearance on the “Rights to Ricky Sanchez” podcast, Morey cautioned that the game is becoming increasingly one-dimensional with “Only one path to victory.” He went on to suggest that the difference between a 3-pointer and a 2-pointer is just too great, and that ideally the deep shot would be worth slightly fewer points.

The idea of the 3-pointer was built on the premise that a shot from farther away is more difficult than a closer shot. “

As the style of play becomes more and more homogenous with an emphasis on 3-pointers and layups/dunks, it will be interesting to see if, and how, the NBA tweaks the rules to make the game less predictable.

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