skones wrote:There's more to it than just "shooting better." He has more freedom within the offense to get HIS looks and it's paying dividends.
I would say both go hand in hand here.
Well sure, he's shooting better, but just stating "shooting better" as some do, not saying you, makes it sound like it's being boiled down to dumb luck. It's not. Last year the offense was designed around Giannis and Giannis only. This year there are more spots for other guys to pick and choose. There's more flexibility.
It's no longer, Khris, shoot here, here, or here, not here (ie. the bread and butter midrange game that he made a career out of). It's find your spots, get in a rhythm, let's go. Khris has some of the freedom he had under Kidd back, but there's more structure in the offense to create space for him to operate.
He's also been far more methodical, and in general, he's just playing much smarter basketball. It's like he got hurt, they sat him in a film room for hours on end, and then the light bulb came on.