NBA's All-time Best Pure Shooters - Page 3
Old 06-12-2011, 09:26 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:32 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Hey Doc, let's jointly send an email to John Hollinger an email to get his opinion. I could send it on our behalf, but we would jointly write it.

Here's a draft:

Mr. Hollinger,

We have been discussing the best pure shooters to play in the NBA. While we agree on many of the players, we disagree on two - Dan Majerle and Chris Mullin.

One of us believes that Dan Majerle is one of the top-10 pure shooters to ever play. On this list, he is #8 behind, in order from 1 to 7: Reggie Miller, Ray Allen, Larry Bird, Dale Ellis, Glen Rice, Steve Nash, and Peja Stojakovic. Rounding out his top-10 are Del Curry and Chuck Person.

Majerle, he argues, had terrific form and was a great shooter (you'll need to add to the argument).

Chris Mullin, though, isn't a top-10 player on this list, and the person argues that he wasn't a great shooter.

The other person, meanwhile, argues that Majerle doesn't belong in the top-10 or even the top-20 and possibly more. He may have had nice form, but he wasn't extremely efficient, which is a key criterion when assessing whether a player is a pure shooter. This person also argues that Chris Mullin is indeed a top-10 pure shooter of all-time. He may not have made as many 3-point FGs as Majerle, but he was more efficient from behind the arc, had a much higher FG percentage overall, and had one of the best mid-range games in the history of the game.

This person also has Drazen Petrovic on his list, although his inclusion is questionable because of his short NBA playing career. Anyway, his list, in order, is: Bird, Miller, Jerry West, Ray Allen, Mullin, Petrovic, Ellis, Stojakovic, Rice, and Curry.

So could you help us resolve our disagreement - are Dan Majerle and Chris Mullin one of the top-10 pure shooters in the history of the NBA in your opinion? Also, who would be in your top-10?

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Old 06-12-2011, 09:49 PM   #43 (permalink)
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i'm not going to disagree with you thinking mullin is a more pure shooter than majerle, but john hollinger isn't a basketball analyst. he's a basketball statistician. his conclusion will be nothing more than a statistical breakdown of FG percentages. in other words, completely useless.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:57 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:15 PM   #45 (permalink)
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i dont get the logic.. best pure shooters =/= clutch
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:42 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Majerle wasn't a better shooter than Mullin. I'm not sure what your infatuation is with Majerle, but he was a good player on the Suns. He wasn't a good shooter, though. The numbers point it out. And if you watched Mullin play, he was an exception shooter and playmaker. Majerle may have more 3-point FGs, but 3-point shots aren't the only statistic or ability to assess a player. Mullin had an outstanding mid-range game and was more efficient from beyond the arc than Majerle.

And Bird wasn't an average shooter. You don't shoot almost 50% by being an average shooter. And his mid-range game, like Mullin's, was exceptional. But I guess by your logic, a guy with a career 43% FG% is a better shooter than a guy who shot over 49% and another guy who shot over 50% from the field.

I think you should go on an NBA forum or ask one of the experts if Dan Majerle is one of the best pure shooters to ever play the game and if he should be rated higher than Mullin. I would put money down that the vast majority would agree with my position.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:59 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:08 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:57 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:38 PM   #50 (permalink)
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He's top three. Period.
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:42 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Mirza Teletovic. :cookie: Yeah... He can make Dirk look poor.
Must be why he's the NBA Championship MVP.....er.... Oh wait, he can't make the NBA, thats Dirk.
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He's top three. Period.
That's the name that I just couldn't remember but ya...
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His time was before the 3 point line, he'd be up there with the leaders if that line was there back in the day.
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