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Secrets Of NBA Stephen Curry's Shooting Hidden In Data
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danielcawrey
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1/5/2016 | 8:44:50 PM
Re: He shoots at 115 degrees to the basket
I'm not a basketball fan but I have certainly heard of Stephen Curry. Very interesting to hear about what makes this player unique.

It sounds to me Curry is a new generation of player that is less flashy around the basket and very effective from beyond the three point line. I wonder: Is this now the standard that younger players aspire to be?
Charlie Babcock
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1/5/2016 | 2:30:43 PM
Curry's shot arcs higher
Another thing that the data show that distinguishes Curry is how his shot has a 1-3 degrees higher angle or a 15% greater arc than other good shooters. If you can translate the depth perception of distance from the basket into precise, muscle shot-release action, then that will give you a larger target at the rim as the ball drops out of the sky. But not everybody can try this and have it result in higher percentage shots.
TerryB
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12/29/2015 | 1:30:18 PM
The Dude can play
Good data insight to his results, Charlie. I just know in my time watching NBA since the 60's, not seen many like him. Particularly his release, it's what makes him special. Kyle Korver shoots as good but can't get shot off like Curry.

Pete Maravich about only player I've ever seen with comparable skill but he was bigger.

We'll see how good they are on Jan 29 when they hook up with Spurs. But I agree they'll break record, not that many top flight teams in NBA this year. Especially in the West, very top heavy.
Charlie Babcock
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12/29/2015 | 1:13:38 PM
He shoots at 115 degrees to the basket
Another interesting stat was that Curry always shoots aligned at 115 degrees to the basket, not 90 degrees or between 90 and 110, no matter where he is on the court. It must have something to do with his consistency.


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