Stillwater wrote:JonFromVA wrote:Stillwater wrote:sorry but neither of you are seeing what is happening exactly not imo...
Garland is a better "floor seeer" and he puts the ball in places where his bigs can get easy finishes but he is far from the "better passer" at this point just because of that, the key difference to me is Sexton does not deserve the criticism and is definitely has to be being told to score first before looking to pass and in doing so must learn to adapt to defenses better than he is which they believe will come eventually because of his work ethic ...but his teammates don't readily knock down shots when they get the ball on drive and kicks from other guards with Sexton not playing so it stands to good reason he doesn't feel in his 2nd year in the NBA that giving up the rock is the better option most of the time even if he has to try to score over 7'ers and often DOES. The add the org clearly agrees with that notion or they would not being letting Beilein use him in these situations as long as they have been given he rarely gives up the rock on drives. Garland knows he cant score inside yet so he tries to dish it out to contribute in some way besides nothing and his shooting is starting to look really good, I am at least confident he can become the starting pg on thsi roster in a couple years if he gets a lot stronger , but I would rather keep the score first Sexton and bring him off the bench long term and draft an upgrade true PG this summer over bringing Sexton off the bench in favor of DG
We have 9 players who shoot 36% or better on catch and shoot 3's including Sexton himself.
nba.com also has stats on 3pters by position:
and if the small sample size on these numbers mean anything, Garland, Cedi, and Larry are best from the right corner; Collin and Kevin are best from the left corner; and Dante is crushing it (so far) from above the break.
What exactly do you expect?
better cutting, better return fire , 3rd pass options creating lanes ,Garland running with Sexton , at least 1 more 50% shooter with noone on them etc.
That'd all be nice, but they can also work with what they've got in the meantime. Get guys the same shot from the same spot and watch the shooting %'s increase.
fwiw, I think Wade and Windler have the potential to add even more shooting and improve cutting/moving.