Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
There are four types of people on the forum:
In between optimistic and pessimistic
People who think they are being realists, when really they are being more pessimistic than anything
I'm not going to name names, all i know is that i'm in the second category
... On a completely unrelated note that I just remembered, I wish Multipaul would get unbanned, rofl. Although he might not want to come back with Bargnani traded.
@NoPropsneeded: I'm sure everybody thinks they're in the second category, haha
I think you can be a very optimistic person and still understand that Demar isn't worth his contract
Just to make it clear for everyone - we do not want Demar taking more 3s. Demar as always must be aggressive and take it to the rim or look for an assist every time. However if he is left open in a rotation he has to nail those open look 3s. we have Novak now to come off the bench and shootem.
Say he does that and continues to take about 12 attempts from 2pt range at about 47% (his 2P% --- not FG% from last year) and continues to convert free throws at the same rate.
Now you have:
4 3PT Attempts on 35%: 4*0.35*3 = 4.2pts
12 2PT Attempts on 47%: 12*0.47*2 = 11.2pts
6 FT Attempts on 82%: 6*.82 = 4.9pts
Total = 20.3pts on 44-35-82 shooting. This is actually LOW-BALLING what he would be able to do with an improved three pointer, because I didn't adjust his 2PT% to account for a higher-ratio of attempts at the rim to mid-range shots.
People are saying, if Rudy is our #1 option and Demar plays the same game, why do we need Demar? Well, guys... Rudy is not Kevin Durant. We can't expect that guy to score all of our points. It wouldn't be too hard for the other team to double on Rudy and force everyone else to score.
If you recall at the end of the season, teams couldn't decide who to double team and it worked out. Rudy likes the right side, DD likes the left side. One guy get's double teamed, the other guy is wide open.
I'm just happy the team isn't being blown up and we can all see how this plays out.
So I spent about an hour mining through the ole' everything derozan thread and thought I'd share some of the posts that revolve around his 3 point shooting.
2010- Febuary 2012 (where I finally gave up)
Start of the 2011-2012 season
they allude to him specifically working on his 3pt shot during the off season, ie he put in an extra session 5-6 days a week devoted to 3 pt and mid-range shooting equally. So we've got at least to articles in two different off seasons, both focused on how improving derozan's 3 pointer is a priority and it is/was something he is/was working on. Obviously it wasn't the ONLY thing he was working on. But he's been quoted by different media as saying it's a priority, and he's been working on it. Both articles quote the volume of shots he was taking daily, which is also a good indicator of the seriousness with which he took the effort.DeRozan said that, five or six days a week in the off-season, he’d follow up his weight and skill work with a night session where he’d make 250 midrange jumpers and 250 3s.