Ranking the NBA's Deadliest Midrange Assassins

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Ranking the NBA's Deadliest Midrange Assassins
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Midrange scoring is one of the most overlooked aspects of the offensive game in the NBA. Players who hit shots from outside the paint and inside the three-point arc typically don't get as much credit as they should. 

However, that's also the distance from which it's toughest to score. The distance makes shots more difficult than attempts from inside the paint, but there isn't the added incentive of an extra point to tempt shooters into firing away. 

It takes a special type of offensive player to excel from midrange. 

Rather than analyzing shooting forms and roles within the offense, I've turned to a new metric to determine the rating objectively. 

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