|Boston's best 4-point shooter?|
NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn and vice president Kiki Vandeweghe acknowledged in a recent interview with ESPN.com that the league office, at least in an exploratory fashion, has weighed expanding the dimensions of the court and the introduction of a 4-point shot.
The NBA adopted the 3-point shot from the old ABA starting in the 1979-80 season. As for the prospect of a 4-point shot, Thorn said that, too, is "something that's come up" as an informal proposal.
Is this going to happen? No. But we can dream. The Harlem Globetrotters installed a 4-pointer for their exhibitions vs the Washington Generals in 2010. And remember the spectacular MTV Rock N' Jock games from the mid-90s? Check out Gary Payton drilling this 10-pointer off the assist from Kevin Garnett in 1997 (at the :58 second mark):
Via ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg, the Celtics are shooting 25% (9-36) from the 28-35 foot range this season, which if they were worth 4 points would be as good as shooting 50% on 2s. Leading the way from that range is Jeff Green, at 28.6% (4-14). Maybe Danny Ainge had this in mind when he decided to hold on to Uncle Jeff at the trade deadline?
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