Ron Swanson wrote:Brogdon was an incredibly efficient scorer and had one of the most analytic friendly shot charts in the league last year. Last time I checked, 3 points is still 3 points, whether your foot is an inch behind the line or if it's 3 feet behind the line. So this whole idea of Wes Matthews bombing away from 28-feet sounds great in theory until he has that inevitable sub-30% month and then becomes the new board whipping-boy.
3 points is still 3 points and Brogdon was money on those wide open looks. He hit some absolute daggers last season. However, there is something to be said about guys like Brook who can hit consistently from 28 feet and space the larrysanders out of a defense. It's one thing to try and close out to the three point line on a slow release shooter, it's another if a guy has to try and close out even further on a guy who wants to let it fly as soon as he receives the ball.
I completely understand why they didn't want to go into the tax right now to match Brogdon when they pretty much knew they could get some minimum contract guys who potentially stress the opposing defense more than Brogdon ever did by having quicker, more willing releases and deeper range.