DeRozan took more mid-range shots than ANY OTHER perimeter player in the NBA and STILL shot above average percentage-wise. That is the mark of one of the best shooters from mid-range in the league. On top of that, more of his attempts are contested and off the dribble than the average player as well.
Are we gonna say Durant is in the same company as Steve Blake as a three point shooter because Blake shoots 42.1% and KD shoots 41.6%? No, because we're not idiots. Durant takes twice as many threes, and usually at a much higher degree of difficulty.
Why is it so difficult for people to use context when looking at stats? This is not baseball for the one billionth time.
thank you for the lesson in context and also economics. i dunno from markets because i am a dude of science.
anyhow, he's tied for 10th out of 15 SG's to attempt more than 3 shot's from 16-23 feet per game. his average is 40% and their average is 40.3%.
he's tied for 25th out of 47 perimeter players leaguewide to attempt more than 3 long two's per game. his average is 40% and their average is 40.1%
fun fact: rudy gay is dead last at 27%.
you're absolutely right that he takes the most number of long two's per game though.