Guys Who Should Stop Shooting Three’s

The table below “highlights” the worst 3-point shooters in the league this season, min. 50 attempts.

Totals

Shooting

Rk

Player

Tm

G

3P

3PA

FG%

3P%

1

Kevin Love

MIN

18

20

92

.352

.217

2

Monta Ellis

MIL

35

29

115

.399

.252

3

Jeremy Lin

HOU

38

32

116

.426

.276

4

Antawn Jamison

LAL

30

25

90

.443

.278

5

DeMar DeRozan

TOR

36

17

60

.439

.283

It may not matter anymore since LA is going nowhere but the variance in Jamison’s 2 & 3 point percentages is dramatic.  He attempts half of his 6 shots/game from behind the arc despite his awesome 59% 2 PT FG.

Jamison has shot 18 more three pointers than the Lakers most accurate shooter Chris Duhon while connecting on 4 fewer than their point guard.  This must drive Lakers fans nuts.

The other curious case is that of Jeremy Lin.  He’s boosted his three point attempts from 20% of his total shots last year with the Knicks to 30% now in Houston.

Lin is still super when he’s getting to the basket but his jump shot has been nearly non-existent this year. He thrived last year from 10 feet out to the 3 point line, making 48% of these attempts.  This year he is making only 36% of his mid-range jumpers.  For comparison, Utah Jazz big man Al Jefferson connects on 42% of his mid-range attempts.

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