Bucks fans to Monta Ellis “Get To The Rim”

I just wanted to view a quick comparison of high scoring guards shooting performance early in the 2013 season.  It’s down and dirty but here is what we have seen:

Kobe Bryant – 1.4 Points/Shot

O.J. Mayo – 1.4

Stephen Curry – 1.3

Kemba Walker – 1.2

Damian Lillard – 1.2

Monta Ellis – 1.1

The outstanding figure here is Ellis.  The Bucks two-guard has been abysmal so far this season.  He is shooting a career low 43% on 2-pt shots and just 20% from beyond the arc.  Ellis is on pace to hoist 250 threes this year, if he continues his make percentage this will be a historically poor performance.

Here are the lowest 3-PT shooting rates of players with 150 attempts in a season:

Totals Shooting
Rk Player Season Age Tm G MP FGA 3PA 3P%
1 Charles Barkley* 1988-89 25 PHI 79 3088 1208 162 .216
2 Mike Evans 1985-86 30 DEN 81 1389 715 176 .222
3 Allen Leavell 1982-83 25 HOU 79 2602 1059 175 .240
4 Jamaal Tinsley 2001-02 23 IND 80 2442 760 175 .240
5 Jerry Stackhouse 1997-98 23 TOT 79 2545 975 195 .241
6 Carmelo Anthony 2005-06 21 DEN 80 2941 1572 152 .243
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table

With the Bucks in the hunt for a playoff spot we have to wonder when coach Scott Skiles will tell Monta to let up on the 3s and focus on what he is really good at, finishing at the rim.

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