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:
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.