Raptors’ Chris Boucher will soon face tougher defenses


The thing that makes 3-point shooters so valuable these days isn’t just the fact they’re able to nail shots from deep and tally up points in a hurry, it’s the way opposing teams are forced to defend them. In basketball, there’s a sort of “gravity” that surrounds 3-point shooters. When sharpshooters like Duncan Robinson are on the court, opposing teams can’t stray too far away from him without risking an easy 3-pointer. It’s as if there’s a magnetic force, pulling opposing defences out of the paint and toward the perimeter.