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    Default 3-pt dunk: Proposed rule change

    Ok, here's a crazy idea. Everybody loves dunks, and executing them in a game is at least as difficult and rare as making a 3-pt shot, in my opinion. It takes skill and toughness to be able to finish at the rim. This should be rewarded, I propose, with making dunks worth 3 points instead of 2-pts like any old layup or mid-range shot.

    Can you imagine the collisions at the rim? Guys like Demar would now have a strong incentive to go hard instead of settling. Of course, the fact that the Raptors might have the one of the best dunking lineups in the NBA also factors into this for me. But still, if I'm paying to see JJ Redick or Terrence Ross, I'd take TRoss 10 times out of 10. Not sure why the league should favor smaller guys who can shoot it from deep.

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    Isn't a dunk with an 'and 1' incentive enough to take it strong? That's your 3 points right there.

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    Do we really need a reason for guys like Lebron to blow teams out even more lol not to mention pad Griffins stats to further cover up how trash he is when he cant dunk?

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    Dunks are only difficult if there are defenders in the way. Is a breakaway dunk (which is not much harder than a layup for these guys), worth 3 points?
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    Must be a few days between games.
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Dunks are only difficult if there are defenders in the way. Is a breakaway dunk (which is not much harder than a layup for these guys), worth 3 points?
    Same can be said of the open corner 3-pointer. It's a shorter distance and if the shooter is not defended, should that really be 3 pts?

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    Athletic guys (even Dwight Howard) have a chance to hit from behind the 3-pt line, but guys like Steve Nash or Jose Calderon can't dunk so it would not be equal
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    Only if they raise the rim two more feet.

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    Yeah I'm not a fan of the idea. More injuries and break away dunks aren't worth 3 points

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    Quote japetas wrote: View Post
    Athletic guys (even Dwight Howard) have a chance to hit from behind the 3-pt line, but guys like Steve Nash or Jose Calderon can't dunk so it would not be equal
    Dwight Howard has 2 career 3-pt shots made. Uh, not exactly fair, if you ask me. Calderon can dunk and has at least a few in an NBA game. I'm pretty sure Nash is capable (maybe, just barely), but chooses not too. Heck, even Jeremy Lin can dunk.

    Actually, I'm interested in how people think the dynamic of the game would change, if players & coaches knew that a dunk was more valuable. Would you keep a shot blocker back there? Would guys go harder at the rim? Would the floor spacing change?

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    Cool idea man. I think they should make an arc with the same distance of the free throw line, and if you dunk behind the line you get three points.

    So basically only free throw distance dunks count as 3 points, and it would mostly be done on one-man fast breaks. The best part about this is that it's not too easy to do, so you either 'do or die', unless you have a friendly rim and it bounces back to you.
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    You don't change something as fundamental as the scoring system unless the game becomes stale and loses popularity...

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    Quote Sig wrote: View Post
    Cool idea man. I think they should make an arc with the same distance of the free throw line, and if you dunk behind the line you get three points.

    So basically only free throw distance dunks count as 3 points, and it would mostly be done on one-man fast breaks. The best part about this is that it's not too easy to do, so you either 'do or die', unless you have a friendly rim and it bounces back to you.
    I like this, but the free throw line is a bit too far away. Imagine a team down by 3 at the end of a game. You would have to guard both the '3-pt dunk' line and the traditional 3-pt line. So now you would have guys taking off 'kamikaze-style' from the free throw line to try and tie the game with guys waiting for them under the rim. That's action.

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    I don't know, kind of weird if it is only in a couple of unique scenarios.

    And if it's not, guys will just POUND on each other instead of giving up dunks. Look for injuries and fouls to go way up.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    I don't know, kind of weird if it is only in a couple of unique scenarios.

    And if it's not, guys will just POUND on each other instead of giving up dunks. Look for injuries and fouls to go way up.
    I would welcome the added dimension of physicality. NBA players are some of the most athletic individuals on the planet, yet, that doesn't get showcased. This rule change would encourage that, I think.

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    How about style points also for 360s, between the legs, and the eyes closed dunks? They should consider parking a Kia under both baskets, also. How about the NBA going merging with cirque de soleil? The NBACDS!

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    How about style points also for 360s, between the legs, and the eyes closed dunks? They should consider parking a Kia under both baskets, also. How about the NBA going merging with cirque de soleil? The NBACDS!
    LOL. That's getting into the spirit of this thread! So, running with your idea, we can extend the 'style' concept to all scoring in general and use judges for NBA games, like figure skating. I think this definitely benefits the Raps current roster.

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    Quote golden wrote: View Post
    LOL. That's getting into the spirit of this thread! So, running with your idea, we can extend the 'style' concept to all scoring in general and use judges for NBA games, like figure skating. I think this definitely benefits the Raps current roster.
    I like the concept but I am leery of Mikhail Prokhorov importing Russian judges.

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    While your at it throw in a 4 point line

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    While your at it throw in a 4 point line
    No, per stretch we are doing away with the concept of points altogether. It's strictly judges from here on in. lol. BTW, where is the 4-pt line? Is that like a dunk from half-court?

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