Top NBA Sharpshooters in Free Agent Market: Low Risk, Solid Reward Acquisitions

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Top NBA Sharpshooters in Free Agent Market: Low Risk, Solid Reward Acquisitions
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An NBA "sharpshooter" has a very precise role in the NBA:  shoot and hit three-pointers. 

A low risk, high reward acquisition, a top sharpshooter routinely earns about $4 - $6 million a year to meet exacting qualifications:

  • Will shoot at least 160 three-pointers a year over a 82 game season (i.e., around two a game)
  • Will hit better than 38 percent of three-point attempts.
  • Will shoot at least 40 percent overall from the field (the "you must be able to diversify your shooting past three-pointers" clause).
  • Will hit at least 80 percent free throws

Some sharpshooters offer a little something extra with their expertise and are therefore more expensive. 

Should teams covet these extra skills at two or three million dollars more a year, or go for a more limited skill-set at a lower cost?

Both options are available in the upcoming 2012 free-agent market.

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