Wednesday, December 05, 2007

3 Pointers, Triple Doubles & Starbury

An article at discusses "how to succeed in the NBA" and looks at the fact that the league in general is heading towards a record-breaking season in terms of 3 pointers hoisted up. According to the report the average team has attempted 36 three-point shots per game, which is about 5 more attempts a game than five years ago. Five years ago saw the arrival of Steve Nash to the Phoenix Suns and this style of play has certainly seen a lot of 3 point shots taken.

In terms of triple doubles, has a look at whether or not King James and J-Kidd can average that for a season. The legendary Oscar Robertson did this, with an impressive 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists back in 1961-62. Kidd has 11.6 points, 10.7 assists and 8.6 rebounds this season. Lebron has 30.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 7.6 assists. Both guys are surely capable of doing it, but will need to pick up their overall production. Lebron is currently sidelined with a finger/hand injury. The ESPN report speculates that due to the NBA game slowing down so much it makes the feat harder to achieve. Check out the article here.

Condolences are extended to Stephon Marbury whose father passed away after falling ill at the Knicks-Suns game the other night in NYC. Stephon Marbury had the recent tirade with Coach Isiah Thomas where he left the team over an argument about not starting. He also lost his aunt back on November 19th, so these are surely trying times for the Knicks guard.

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