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What's the most exciting play in basketball? Some would say the dunk, the three-point shot from way downtown, the full court pass on a fast break, the crossover dribble that leaves the defender a statue, the blocked shot, the steal...there's lots of options to choose from.

Still it would be hard to argue against someone who voted for the three-point play, also known as the 'and one' or the 'basket plus the foul'. Often such plays can include several elements from the list mentioned above -- beginning with a great pass, a flat out amazing dribble drive, contact at the rim, an attempted block leading to bodies flying, and ultimately the ball bouncing around and rolling in.

Let's start with the simple question, which NBA players are getting the most "three point play" opportunities?

Who draws the most "and one" fouls
2004-05 Regular Season

Most Three Point Play attempts
Tm
Player
FTM
FTA
Convert
PHO  Stoudemire 67 95 .705
MIA  O'Neal 42 93 .452
MIA  Wade 58 73 .795
LAC  Brand 55 69 .797
CLE  James 46 65 .708
WAS  Arenas 40 59 .678
PHI  Iverson 45 57 .789
LAL  Bryant 46 55 .836
ORL  Francis 46 54 .852
HOU  Yao 42 53 .792
DAL  Nowitzki 46 52 .885
MIN  Garnett 41 51 .804
NYK  Marbury 34 50 .680
CHI  Curry 39 46 .848
HOU  McGrady 33 46 .717
TOR  Bosh 33 46 .717
BOS  Pierce 38 45 .844
ORL  Hill 31 42 .738
SAS  Duncan 28 41 .683
DEN  Anthony 31 40 .775

Most Three Point Plays converted
Tm
Player
FTM
FTA
Convert
PHO
 Stoudemire
67
95
.705
MIA
 Wade
58
73
.795
LAC
 Brand
55
69
.797
CLE
 James
46
65
.708
LAL
 Bryant
46
55
.836

2005-06 Regular Season

Most Three Point Play attempts
Tm
Player
FTM
FTA
Convert
CLE  James 79 107 .738
MIA  O'Neal 35 73 .479
BOS  Pierce 56 71 .789
MIA  Wade 56 71 .789
LAC  Brand 51 69 .739
LAL  Bryant 57 68 .838
PHI  Iverson 55 68 .809
WAS  Arenas 57 67 .851
DEN  Anthony 51 66 .773
ORL  Howard 44 66 .667
TOR  Bosh 54 64 .844
SAS  Duncan 36 61 .590
DAL  Nowitzki 51 56 .911
NJN  Jefferson 41 56 .732
NYK  Curry 36 56 .643
HOU  Yao 48 55 .873
NJN  Carter 43 55 .782
MIL  Redd 40 49 .816
MIN  Garnett 39 49 .796
SAS  Parker 34 48 .708

Most Three Point Plays converted
Tm
Player
FTM
FTA
Convert
CLE  James 79 107 .738
LAL  Bryant 57 68 .838
WAS  Arenas 57 67 .851
BOS  Pierce 56 71 .789
MIA  Wade 56 71 .789

So on a raw look it's Phoenix wonderman Amare Stoudemire who comes out on top for most attempted three point plays for the full 04-05 season, but even if Amare had been healthy he probably couldn't have stayed with the new king LeBron James.

Clearly the names represent by and large the public superstars and scoring leaders. Next let's break it down by 'and one' situations per shot attempted.

Percentage of Shot Attempts leading to a Three Point Play opportunity
2004-05 Regular Season

'And One' percentage by shot attempt
(FGA + shooting fouls drawn)
Tm
Player
+1
Att
AndOne%
SEA  Fortson 23 304 7.6%
MIA  O'Neal 93 1242 7.5%
CHI  Chandler 36 499 7.2%
SEA  Evans 22 321 6.9%
PHO  Stoudemire 95 1547 6.1%
DEN  Nene 26 429 6.1%
MIL  Gadzuric 29 491 5.9%
CLE  Varejao 13 224 5.8%
CHI  Curry 46 800 5.8%
LAC  Wilcox 20 355 5.6%

2005-06 Season

'And One' percentage by shot attempt
(FGA + shooting fouls drawn)
Tm
Player
+1
Att
AndOne%
MIA
 O'Neal
73
860
8.5%
NYK
 Curry
56
730
7.7%
PHI
 Hunter
22
319
6.9%
DAL
 Harris
29
439
6.6%
LAL
 Brown
29
443
6.5%
ORL
 Howard
66
1022
6.5%
CHA
 Wallace
40
649
6.2%
BOS
 Perkins
18
294
6.1%
BOS
 Allen
18
304
5.9%
GSW
 Diogu
22
375
5.9%

Going to a percentage look changes the rankings considerably, with the true bangers of the league taking center stage. The mammoth Shaq and Eddy Curry are both very hard to stop when they get near the hoop. Still, as this ordering suggests there may be too strong a bias towards guys who play in the post as opposed to being really more adept at finishing after getting hit. So, let's break it down instead by the percentage of shooting fouls drawn that a player makes the shot as well...

Percentage of Made Baskets After a Foul
2004-05 Regular Season

Best Finish% After a Foul
(Min. 50 Shooting Fouls Drawn)
Tm
Player
+1
Att
And1%
TOR  Rose 40 87 46.0%
LAC  Brand 69 160 43.1%
MIL  Gadzuric 29 69 42.0%
MIA  E.Jones 22 53 41.5%
CHI  Curry 46 117 39.3%
ATL  J.Smith 31 79 39.2%
TOR  Palacio 21 54 38.9%
MIA  O'Neal 93 240 38.8%
WAS  Jamison 31 82 37.8%
DEN  Nene 26 69 37.7%
DAL  Howard 29 77 37.7%
SAC  Miller 34 91 37.4%
ORL  Hill 42 113 37.2%
CHA  Brezec 24 65 36.9%
LAL  Odom 38 103 36.9%
NOH  Smith 20 56 35.7%
CHA  Bogans 22 62 35.5%
NYK  Mohammed 23 65 35.4%
PHI  Dalembert 18 51 35.3%
DEN  Miller 32 91 35.2%

2005-06 Regular Season

Best Finish% After a Foul
(Min. 50 Shooting Fouls Drawn)
Tm
Player
+1
S.Fouls
And1%
PHO  Nash 28 50 56.0%
MIA  O'Neal 73 133 54.9%
POR  Telfair 26 53 49.1%
ATL  Johnson 36 78 46.2%
DAL  Harris 29 63 46.0%
NOK  West 31 68 45.6%
SAS  Parker 48 108 44.4%
MEM  Miller 23 52 44.2%
PHI  Hunter 22 50 44.0%
HOU  Yao 55 127 43.3%
CLE  James 107 254 42.1%
SAC  Thomas 29 69 42.0%
MIN  Hassell 26 63 41.3%
CHA  Wallace 40 100 40.0%
PHO  Diaw 31 78 39.7%
CHA  Brezec 29 73 39.7%
BOS  Jefferson 20 51 39.2%
MIL  Bogut 24 62 38.7%
SAC  Wells 24 62 38.7%
LAC  Brand 69 180 38.3%

The league as a whole made the basket on 28.2% of shooting fouls in '05-06.

Some guys have a knack for earning the 'and one' free throw. Some players presumably can power their way through a foul to complete the basket, others rely perhaps on great balance and anticipation to take the contact and still get off a good look.

The worst in the league at finishing? In '05-06 that was Sam Cassell who made the shot on only 14.0% of his shooting fouls drawn.

Assisted/Unassisted three point play chances
2004-05 Regular Season

Highest assisted 'And One' opportunity%
Tm
Player
AndOnes
Ast'd
Ast'd%
BOS
 LaFrentz
26
24
92%
DEN
 Nene
26
22
85%
IND
 Foster
18
15
83%
PHI
 Dalembert
18
15
83%
HOU
 Yao
53
43
81%
POR
 Przybilla
21
17
81%
DAL
 Dampier
20
16
80%
NOH
 Anderson
20
16
80%
MIL
 Pachulia
19
15
79%
PHO
 Marion
28
22
79%

Lowest assisted 'And One' opportunity%
Tm
Player
AndOnes
Ast'd
Ast'd%
CHA
 Knight
20
1
5%
MEM
 Watson
18
1
6%
SEA
 Allen
21
2
10%
SAS
 Parker
31
3
10%
PHI
 Iverson
57
6
11%
DAL
 Terry
15
2
13%
Gs/No
 Claxton
22
3
14%
TOR
 Alston
19
3
16%
NYK
 Marbury
50
8
16%
MIA
 Wade
73
13
18%

2005-06 Season

Highest assisted 'And One' opportunity%
Tm
Player
AndOnes
Ast'd
Ast'd%
PHO  Thomas 10 10 100%
DEN  Kleiza 11 10 91%
LAC  Wilcox 11 10 91%
IND  Pollard 10 9 90%
MEM  Wright 17 15 88%
SEA  Swift 13 11 85%
DEN  Najera 12 10 83%
MIL  Smith 11 9 82%
MIN  Blount 11 9 82%
MIL  Gadzuric 15 12 80%

Lowest assisted 'And One' opportunity%
Tm
Player
AndOnes
Ast'd
Ast'd%
MIA  Williams 11 0 0%
PHO  Nash 28 1 4%
CHA  Knight 22 1 5%
NYK  Marbury 36 2 6%
GSW  Fisher 17 1 6%
GSW  Davis 31 2 6%
TOR  James 28 2 7%
MIL  Ford 25 2 8%
CHA  Felton 24 2 8%
DAL  Terry 12 1 8%

So this isn't exactly rocket science, but there's a huge range in how the three point play chances come about. Lots of players rely on getting the feed and going straight up with it under the basket, while the ball handling wizards generally like to beat their man off the dribble and pick up what is frequently a help defense foul on the way to the layup.

Highest/Lowest Conversion Rates
2004-05 Regular Season

Highest Conversion rate of 'And One' chances
Tm
Player
FTM
FTA
Convert
NJN
 Jefferson
17
17
1.000
POR
 Stoudamire
15
15
1.000
DAL
 Terry
15
15
1.000
SEA
 Allen
20
21
.952
SEA
 Daniels
20
22
.909
LAC
 Simmons
19
21
.905
NJN
 Carter
25
28
.893
SEA
 Collison
16
18
.889
DET
 Billups
16
18
.889
DAL
 Nowitzki
46
52
.885

Lowest Conversion rate of 'And One' chances
Tm
Player
FTM
FTA
Convert
IND
 Foster
6
18
.333
DET
 B.Wallace
11
30
.367
DAL
 Dampier
8
20
.400
MIA
 O'Neal
42
93
.452
ATL
 Walker
15
32
.469

2005-06 Season

Highest Conversion rate of 'And One' chances
Tm
Player
FTM
FTA
Convert
NOK  Brown 16 16 1.000
DEN  Najera 12 12 1.000
DEN  Buckner 11 11 1.000
ORL  Stevenson 25 26 .962
CHI  Hinrich 17 18 .944
POR  Dixon 17 18 .944
LAL  Parker 15 16 .938
PHO  Nash 26 28 .929
CHA  Robinson 13 14 .929
TOR  Peterson 25 27 .926

Lowest Conversion rate of 'And One' chances
Tm
Player
FTM
FTA
Convert
DET  B.Wallace 6 27 .222
SEA  Evans 3 10 .300
GSW  Biedrins 3 10 .300
NYK  Lee 5 15 .333
DET  McDyess 4 12 .333

All right, these are some trivial sample sizes and we don't mean to diss Ben Wallace, but the league as a whole converted 72.7% of 'and one' chances which is only a small amount below the overall league average for all free throws.

Team Totals
2004-05 Regular Season

Most "Three Point Play" Opportunities
Team
FTM
FTA
Convert
MIA
148
238
.622
LAC
158
212
.745
WAS
146
210
.695
CLE
145
201
.721
BOS
147
199
.739

Least "Three Point Play" Opportunities
Team
FTM
FTA
Convert
NJN
111
136
.816
DET
98
140
.700
POR
109
154
.708
HOU
119
154
.773
NOH
122
163
.753

2005-06 Season

Most "Three Point Play" Opportunities
Team
FTM
FTA
Convert
NYK
178
246
.724
CLE
181
241
.751
MIA
147
229
.642
DEN
175
218
.803
CHA
156
216
.722

Least "Three Point Play" Opportunities
Team
FTM
FTA
Convert
PHO
105
139
.755
DET
98
151
.649
CHI
107
151
.709
UTA
115
166
.693
MIN
125
171
.731

Maybe the numbers would be more revealing if we looked at the defensive side of the ball, but it's clear at a glance that there's not a lot of connection between 'three point play' chances and winning (it's actually a -.18 correlation over the two year span for those who care).

So in the end, while the three point play is exciting, it's doesn't appear to be particularly significant.

One last area of interest might be which players commit the most fouls leading to 'and one' shots.

43 - Diaw
41 - Josh Smith
40 - Diop
38 - Brad Miller, Brezec, Kaman

That's again an unsatisfying look since big shot blockers are supposed to contest everything underneath. Instead let's look at which players have "shooting fouls commited" that lead to the highest and lowest percentage of 'and one' freebies:

44% - Brian Grant
43% - Jim Jackson
37% - Joe Johnson
36% - Najera
34% - Stevenson
...
15% - Bryant
15% - Head
12% - Petro
12% - Childress
 9% - Shaquille O'Neal

So yes, when Shaq fouls a player, the "victim" can probably consider himself lucky if he can get up off the floor, let alone make the shot!


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