larry has been pretty good all season where if hes feelin it he shoots and if he misses he stops after a couple tries, he made 1 or 2 against phoenix which is probably why he took the ones tonight. i think over the off season he will develope a jumper like serge iblocka did since he was a shooting big man in college. and luc has always seem to think he could shoot its nothing new to me to be honest
and to add to my point about boylan we have scored 104 and 108 in these last 2 games compared to our 96 per game average. it goes back to boylan letting them play both ends of the floor not just defense
If you check that out you will see that Larry is shooting 21% from midrange..hoopdata doesnt have his last 4 games yet but looking at his shot charts on ESPN he's been 2-9 in those 4 games which is 22% still not very good and he's shooting it more frequently in the last few games..Small sample size but still something to keep an eye on I think. Larry is best sticking to his wheelhouse which is at the rim where he is shooting about 70%
With Luc I have no problem with him thinking he can shoot, in fact I want him to have confidence in his shot, but I honestly can not remember seeing him take contested stepback jumpers with time left on the shot clock in back to back games in his career.
http://www.hoopdata....uc Mbah a Moute
Luc is at his best when he gets the ball in the midpost faces up and drives to the rim to score or draw fouls. He is also a decent standstill shooter from midrange especially on the baseline and he's even expanded to the corner 3 this year. hitting the 3 ball at 33% which isnt terrible. My point is that Luc should probly avoid taking off balance shots because he's just finally getting consistency from his set shot from midrange.
Like I said im nitpicking but watching it they dont look like smart shots and breaking it down statistically there isnt much evidence to support that they are good shots. Last few games could be statistical aberrations and Larry might stop attempting over 2 16-23 footers a game, but I do think it's important for Boylan to remind him that Larry should stick to his bread and butter. You bring up a really good point with Ibaka, he worked really hard developing that midrange J and now even Corner 3 ball and I have no doubt that Larry can one day develop a midrange J but he needs to focus on what he is good at right now and let those other things come in practice and in the offseason.