BmanInBigD wrote:I was looking on basketball-reference and noticed something that may or may not have something to do with his poor start. He is trending down each season in his % attempts from 0-10 feet, which is obviously his best % shooting range. His % for attempts for 10-23 feet are increasing, where his shooting % has hovered around 44%. I wanted to look that up because it seemed like he used to get close to the basket at will for easy shots, but now it seems like he would rather settle for a longer shot or pass than get to the rim as much. He's pretty much unstoppable when he's going to the rim for easy shots or passes to open shooters.
"He would rather"... you mean he can't get passed anyone anymore because he's too heavy?
In his 2nd season, he was at 69% inside 5 feet and it was about a 34% of his shots.
In his 3rd season, he was at 58% inside 5 feet and it was about 28% of his shots.
In his 4th season, he's at 75% inside 5 feet, but it's 15% of shots. Meanwhile his shots between 5-14 feet have gone way up.
It seems obvious, that he can't go around defenders as easily and make a layup, which he did a lot in his 2nd season. So instead, he stops and spins for a shot or he does a fadeaway, both less efficient shots.
Where is this guy? He looks 35 now. I know Lebron is your idol, but no need to age so fast.