Mark Cuban Says NBA Should Consider Moving Back 3-Point Line

February 26th, 2016 by Danny Webster Leave a reply »

Mark Cuban is always thinking of ways to revolutionize the NBA, such as expanding the playoffs to 20 teams or changing the format of the draft lottery.

The Dallas Mavericks owner's latest idea is moving the three-point line back.

"It's not long before the discussion will start—and I guess I should start it—about pushing back the three-point line," Cuban said, per Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News. "Guys are shooting them from a foot behind it, anyway."

There has been a sharp increase in three-pointers attempted around the league in the last two years. In 2013-14, the Houston Rockets led the NBA with an average of 26.6 threes attempted per game. The following year, they attempted 6.1 more threes per game.

This season, the top six teams in the NBA are averaging at least 28 threes attempted per game. The Mavericks are one of those teams, attempting 28.1 per game.

"I don't think the number of shots would decline. But I think it would reward skill, and at the same time, it opens up the court for more drives, more mid-range game," Cuban said, per Sefko. "It would open it up s ...

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