Dirk Nowitzki: The NBA Might Have To Move 3-Point Line Back

Dirk Nowitzki says he loves watching Stephen Curry play, especially when Curry’s in a zone and hitting 40-footers.

Dirk doesn’t know if there will be another shooter with Steph’s ability, but he’s not underestimating Curry’s impact on the young generation of basketball players.

If players continue to shoot more frequently and at a higher percentage from outside, Dirk said that moving the three-point line back could be a possibility “maybe 10 years down the road.”

Such a change would almost certainly require a wider court, but it’s a topic the League will have to consider.

From ESPN:

Q: Do you see [Stephen Curry] changing the way the point guard position is played?


Nowitzki: Yeah, I just don’t know if we’ll see that again. Obviously, a lot of kids now are going to try to imitate that and shoot 3s from deep. Maybe in a few years, that’s normal. I don’t know. If kids start shooting at an early age, start hoisting runners from 40 feet, maybe 10 years down the road you do have to move the 3-point line back. But as of now, he’s really the only guy that can make those over and over and over. If you watch his pregame, he does that all the time. He’s a freak.

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