im pretty confident outside the lane jumpers exist, but, i agree that its not clear whether defensive weightings are any different when guarding a guard taking a 2 point shot of various types.
actually, i was going to say, offensive weightings are clearly different, hence the confidence 2pt jumpers exist - but you know, im not all that confident in that statement, now that i think about it. maybe outside the lane jumpers dont exist? that would be pretty crazy. ive never been able to make sense of the +/- impact on 2pt jumpers, maybe its because they aren't real? just window dressing? i think examining the FTA stats for guards with low 3pta and varying lp/per skills would flesh that out fairly quickly. i feel like i have guards with low lp kill it on FTA, which makes me wonder if you are right, and there just might be "2pt shots for guards". what holds me back is the fact that low lp guards can shoot 2s very effectively. i am guessing if you check the FTA there is a difference in LP and PER based 2pt scoring - which to me is essentially analogous to if 2pt jumpers exist. but now you have me wondering. if only i still had teams, that would be pretty cool to look into. i guess i dont even really need a team but sure makes it more interesting when its your own team :O you should totally check that out though if you have the time & interest!