Interesting article on 82games.com about player’s shooting percentages from different spots on the floor. Definitely provides solid data for coaches to use when designing their schemes.
I copied and pasted two tidbits from the article, but I’d follow the link to see the whole thing.
What’s the best three-point shot?
The order of shooting accuracy on a league wide basis goes zone 5 (right corner), then zone 1 (left corner) and 3 (straightaway), with a significant drop off to zone 4 (right wing) and then zone 3 (left wing).
Who’s the best mid-range shooter?
Steve Nash was amazing from zones 7, 8, and 9. Locations on the court from which the league as a whole shot .389, .412, and .386 respectively saw Nash fire .573, .573, .557 — best midrange shooter period.