Anyone who has followed closely the variation of NBA basketball in the last decade knows: Giving freedom to everyone who can hit the ball a little bit, the early 2000s and the 2010s we entered under the leadership of the stars created by this period.
In basketball after 2010, the game was generally in the hands of the short and focused on reaching the number in a shorter time. The so-called stand-and-shoot players of a period have postponed their retirement plans for the last decade as long as they can. Because if you have a good shooting mechanic, you could see your name on every page of the notebook where the offensive sets were written, despite all the disadvantages.
For example, JJ Reddick, who I have been following closely since the first day he entered the league, was one of the most conservative tactical schools in the NCAA, Duke-based and one of the ACC conference’s top scorer skills. At the back of the conference semifinals and NBA finals, Reddick completed his first 8 years in a competitive place in the eastern conference, and reached the average of 15.1 points in 2012-13 with 6 three-point shooting attempts per game. In the first eight seasons, his 3-point shot attempts per game were only 3.6. He has an average of 15 points in eight seasons, with 6 three-point shooting attempts per game, along with the much higher profile players in the following Bucks adventure this season, and the players who are undoubtedly loved the ball more than Reddick, no matter how sharp shooter he is.
It is a fact that the league has actually reset itself after 2011 and has experienced a decline in tempo with the 2012-13 season. Because he played under Doc Rivers, one of the coaches of the league who cannot be said to be generous in scoring three points, with 5.5 three-point shooting attempts per game in four seasons. The pre-break period in the years I mentioned includes Allen’s last 3 seasons before signing with Heat (2009-12).
All these numbers may change, examples may increase. In this process, we witnessed interesting stories from Stephen Curry’s shooting average of 14.7 with 4.7 three-point shooting in the 2011-12 season, and increasing his average number with his 7.7 three-point shooting attempt in the 2012-13 season.
Although many coaches adhere to their traditional principles, there was no problem in keeping up with the new period game. One of them is Eric Spoelstra.
Today, Miami Heat is undoubtedly one of the league’s favorite teams to watch. It enables them to be a self-confident team as a result of an order in which everyone can shoot freely, where everyone’s role and role in terms of player-coach relationship is clear. Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade recently reproached his former coach as if he was free to shoot anyone on his team except me. That is why it is necessary to emphasize Spoelstra’s appreciation for its ability to adapt itself to generation and trend over the years.
By the way, while I was giving figures about Ray Allen and his usage, I remembered this; Although he was late in his career, he was the man who shot in the sixth game of the 2013 NBA Finals that would change the fate of a team and even the career of a superstar group. He was still one of the soldiers in the game. Along with Spoelstra, he retired from the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons with only 4.2 three-point shooting attempts per game.
Spoelstra is a special coach for me. It is not easy to coach two big egos like Lebron and Wade and win rings. The fact that he was the winner at the end of the day, especially at a time when the game was changing, placed him at the top of the list of talented and young coaches on the NBA scene.
When it comes to where everything started, the accelerating and changing game, Spoelstra has a new prince these days; Tyler Herro. He’s still in rookie season and has an average of 12.7 points, with 5.4 three-point shooting attempts per game. Let me point out that JJ Reddick achieved a 5.4 or more three-point shooting attempt in the seventh season, Kyle Korver’s twelfth season, and Ray Allen’s fifth season.
The fact that he has a short wingspan for his height does not prevent him from being the favorite player of the attack of the Miami Heat. Herro doesn’t have a college career like Reddick, he won’t have a nba career like Ray Allen, but the fixed shooters and white two numbers of an era will now be gold for teams.