Four MWC Players Who Defy the “Bad Shot” Narrative
These shooters challenge the conventional wisdom of analytics
Which Mountain West shooters have the best mid-range game?
One of the most well-documented and controversial positions of basketball’s analytics movement is that mid-range jumpers are “bad shots”. This position came under heavy fire during the recent NBA playoffs.
Seemingly every time someone knocked down a 15-footer, Twitter came ablaze with folks – including a strong contingent of current and former players – condemning advanced stats in favor of common sense and letting players play.
None other than LeBron James delivered one the most succinct examples of this debate: