May 15, 2012; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Nick Young (11) shoots against San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson (3) during the first half in game one of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the AT

Sixers Address Three Point Shooting

Richardson's three point ability will help everyone on the court.
















A problem that has effected the Sixers the past few seasons has the been lack of three point shooting. They tried guys like Jodie Meeks, Andre Nocioni and Jason Kapono, but they all failed. This season through trade and free agency they will have multiple options for an outside shooting threat. Nick Young, who has signed a one year contract with the team was the start of the perimeter moves. He is a 37 percent shooter who is very streaky, which the Sixers unfortunately know first hand. 2009 was his best season when he shot 41 percent, but he is versatile taking the ball to the basket as well. Young will replace Lou Williams as one of their top scorers off the bench. The next move was acquiring Dorell Wright in a trade from Golden State. He will come off the bench and provide a 3 point spark. Wright is a 37 percent shooter who is able to find room and make opponents pay consistently.  That brings me to the biggest move, which was acquiring Jason Richardson in the Andrew Bynum trade. Richardson has been a border line all star his whole career and is 37 percent career three point shooter. He should play either the small forward or shooting guard in the the offense this season. Obviously the Bynum move was the big one of the off season, but these three moves could really help the offense and the Sixers ability to spread the floor all year.

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  • Boomshockalacka

    LOL Richardson a borderline All-Star?? I think you meant a borderline NBA player. Ok he belongs in the league, but that’s about it. Or perhaps you meant a borderline three point contest all-star? He’s a three point specialist off the bench and that’s it. He has no business starting on this team. Joe Johnson is in the division now and he can’t guard him to save his life. He can’t score off the dribble, can’t work with his back to the basket, can’t drive to the hoop and is awful on the fast break. Ohh and is defense is very suspect. Can’t defend the post and isn’t quick enough nor strong enough to handle most of the top half of the shooting guards in the league. And the thought of him even trying to play the three anymore is downright laughable. He’s also an awful passer and can’t hit a free throw, but your gonna call him an All-Star?? ROTFLMFAO!! Can I give you a quarter so you can go buy yourself some sort of freaking clue?