INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF 4-POINT SHOOTING RULES APPLIED IN BIG 3 BASKETBALL ORGANIZATION ON COMPETITION RESULTS IN NBA PLAY-OFFS

Aydıner Attila

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The increasing physical characteristics and defensive performances of basketball players pushed the offensive players to play away from the rim. Developing technology and the development of training techniques and methods also affected the shooting performances of the players positively. The players have to shoot three-point shots from long distance because of the defensive pressure. This paper was inspired by the game rules of the Big 3 organization, which was held in the city of Charlotte in the United States. In this study, if the 4-point shot circles in the Big 3 organization were implemented in NBA Playoffs, we investigate the player's 4-point shots attempts, 4-point shots made, 4-point play types, 4-point shots shooting times and the effects of 4-point shots on match scores in NBA Play-offs. The research group consists of 373 three-point shots from 28-32 feet of 16 teams in the 2017-2018 NBA Playoffs, including statistics and match images from the NBA official website (www.nba.com). As a result, if the 4-point shot circles in the Big 3 organization were implemented in NBA Play-Offs, players would play with 32% a total shot of 106/373 in 4-point shots. It was observed that the most important factors for the players' use of 4-point shooting were due to the decrease in the shot clock, the early offense and the inability of the teams to organize anything in the offense.

 

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejpe.v0i0.2079

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