Study of Taking Advantage of the Corner 3 Improving the Team's 3-point Efficiency

Authors

  • Shenshu Wu

Keywords:

3-point Efficiency; Corner 3.

Abstract

The corner three plays an important role in many NBA tactics. Players tend to be able to hit 3-pointers at a higher rate from the corner 3-point range, probably because the corner 3-pointer is closer to the rim. However, is the existence of the corner three really meaningful? I thought taking advantage of this position would make the 3-pointer more efficient, but the math proved it couldn't. At the same time, the Kendall coefficient proves that the three-point shooting rate in the corner does not decrease or increase due to the attention of the enemy, and only the three-point shooting rate can directly affect the three-point shooting rate in the bottom corner. I used excel to simulate the relationship between 3-point shooting and corner 3-point shooting for all teams since the 2015-16 season, and used the 2021-22 NBA league average 3-point shooting percentage to simulate the value, trying to make this team The team's corner three-pointer improves the team's three-point efficiency to the greatest extent, but in the end it only improves by two thousandths, which is an extremely low value, which means that the corner three-pointer is not as useful as imagined. The above results provide a reference for understanding three-point shooting rate.

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Published

07-11-2022

How to Cite

Wu, S. (2022). Study of Taking Advantage of the Corner 3 Improving the Team’s 3-point Efficiency. BCP Education & Psychology, 7, 335–337. Retrieved from http://bcpublication.org/index.php/EP/article/view/2685