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.