11/19 at Charlotte

amarshal2

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Kyrie Irving doesn't consistently win one-on-one battles at the end of the game? Really?
Some of this was immediately after the game venting from a frustrating loss. But he keeps taking contested mid range jumpers in crunch time. He was great against Toronto but he has consistently been out shined by somebody on the other team at the end of the game lately. He's here to be the closer and he isn't closing.
 

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Let's also be clear about something. Walker has been scoring a lot this year, but 21 points in the 4th quarter is not anything remotely close to what he's been doing. In fact, 21 points is the most in the history of the Charlotte Hornets for any player, in any quarter.
 

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Let's also be clear about something. Walker has been scoring a lot this year, but 21 points in the 4th quarter is not anything remotely close to what he's been doing. In fact, 21 points is the most in the history of the Charlotte Hornets for any player, in any quarter.
I am pretty sure Walker had 21 points in the fourth on Saturday night. Edit: Apologies. He had 19 in the fourth on Saturday night.
 

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Not according to Sportscenter just now. They said it was the most points scored in any quarter by any Hornet.
He had 19 in the fourth, not 21. But the point is the guy has been on fire the past few weeks. I think looking at the stats, including who the opposing high scorer was, is interesting to think about in terms of how we might change things for the C's. However when it comes to Walker, the guy is on fire - he is at the top of the leaderboards for a lot of the scoring stats even if he isnt the most efficient scorer.
 

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They also need to start making some open threes. They were 9-32 from deep tonight and Smart made four of them. This offense was built on shooting a ton of open threes which they're getting. If they're not actually a good shooting team then they're completely dead in the water. We keep waiting for them to improve but they haven't been able to consistently knock down threes since the preseason. The sample size is small but growing.
This is right. League average 3% is 35.2. They shoot that tonight and they probably win.

They’re getting wide open looks all over the place and missing them. If they consistently shoot below 33%, well, they don’t have the roster to overcome that.
 

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This is right. League average 3% is 35.2. They shoot that tonight and they probably win.

They’re getting wide open looks all over the place and missing them. If they consistently shoot below 33%, well, they don’t have the roster to overcome that.
This is mostly on Brown and Hayward. Both are sub 30%, and both are around 8 below their average. Al is also sub 30, but the volume of his 3 point shots shouldn't be a deal breaker, as long as the rest of the guys are shooting well. Both Tatum and Irving have risen their numbers close to and back to normal, respectively.
 

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This is mostly on Brown and Hayward. Both are sub 30%, and both are around 8 below their average. Al is also sub 30, but the volume of his 3 point shots shouldn't be a deal breaker, as long as the rest of the guys are shooting well. Both Tatum and Irving have risen their numbers close to and back to normal, respectively.
Al is taking more 3's per game than Gordon is..Here are the numbers:

Jaylen: 26.8%, 4.3 attempts per game
Al: 29.9%, 3.9 attempts
Gordon: 28.3%, 3.8 attempts

Then you also have:

Smart: 30.2%, 3.1 attempts
Rozier: 34.9%, 3.7 attempts


Basically, we have Morris (4.4 attempts per game) shooting 44%, and then Tatum/Kyrie both shooting around 39%. You have Smart and Rozier shooting their career norms (Smart can thank his lucky stars for the 4/6 he went last night getting him back over 30%) and then you have Jaylen/Gordon/Al just absolutely killing us on their 12 attempts per night.

If Smart and Rozier would just stop taking 3's, and instead drive and find guys like Morris, and these other Jaylen/Al/Gordon can get back to their career norms, the C's offense will explode. The big question is whether or not that's actually going to happen.

Wait and see, wait and see....All I know is that I would hope Brad will start doing things that are working, instead of immediately switching to something that isn't working at the first sign of success.