Nivek wrote:Ariza is a bad shooter who does everything else on the floor at least decently. Ideally, he'd cut his usage from its current level (about 19% of the team's possessions while on the floor) to something closer to 10% (basically shooting layups and wide-open looks). At that point, his inefficiency would hurt a lot less and teams could use the rest of his contributions.
When Ariza was first with the Wizards in preseason and the first few games, he looked really lethargic, not just out of shape, but like he was in shock that he was playing for the Wizards. He seemed to recover pretty quickly and started to show his all around game. If Ariza drops his usage, his game looks a little closer to the Ariza of 2006-09, which was pretty good.