Mark Cuban wants the NBA three-point line moved back

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Mark Cuban

It has been raining three-point shots lately in the NBA and Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban doesn’t like it.

Instead, Cuban wants to propose to the NBA that the three-point line should now be moved back.

“It’s getting too close,” Cuban said

“Guys are shooting a foot behind it anyways. That’s something we should look at. It’s worth looking at.

In doing so, Cuban is not afraid that the number of three-point shots would decline.

“I don’t think the number of shots would decline, but I think it would reward skill and open up the court some more. So guys would still take [3-point] shots if it’s seven inches back or whatever, but at the same time, it opens up the court for more drives, more midrange game.”

Cuban has a point. But as the league has more three-point shooters – thanks to Stephen Curry – it might be a big let down for fans. Yet, this move, as emphasized by Cuban, will let players play more of the mid-range.

“I think it’d open it up more so guys with different skill sets could play,” Cuban said. “It would open up play for more drives. Guys with midrange games would be rewarded and that would stay in the game. There would be more diversity of offensive action in the game.”

“You’d see a little bit of decline in the 3. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing that we shoot so many 3s, but it’s worth it in the D-League to see what happens [with a deeper 3-point line].”

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