MrDollarBills wrote:Prokorov wrote:MrDollarBills wrote:The general observation that I made during the Philly series is that Russell was missing a ton of shots around the foul line area that he usually cashes in most of the time:
33% on these attempts. In the regular season he made those shots 50% of the time:
Now I don't have a breakdown of how many of the shots he missed in the Philly series were contested, but based on the eye test he got good separation on a decent chunk of these shots and he was just flat out missing them. Couple that with him shooting 7 of 15 at the rim and 32% from downtown and well, that was it. As stated before, I think the dude had the yips and was just pretty much mentally gone in game 5. That won't be an excuse come next season where the bar and expectations will be raised for this team as a whole. He will have to take this experience and work on making sure he does a complete 180 next time we're in the playoffs.
I expect better going forward, so I really am not going to use his first time in the playoffs as some kind of indictment against him. This season was overall a great step forward, but he's got a ton of work to do this summer on his body and adding to his moveset to take another step in the right direction.
small sample vs a much more talented team. we need more data, but on the surface inexperience + being cold. same with joe harris.
Levert was super hot shooting. Carroll was off shooting. in 5 games, it goings to be hit or miss.
thats why you need elite talent like kawhi, guys who are just able to do it 99% of the time hot or cold
What's the difference between a Kawhi taking away shots to DLO vs. LeVert taking away shots from DLO? How will his production excel when off the ball production is pretty much non-existent? I mean we've seen similar situation when another high volume USG player is next to him (i.e. Kobe). Didn't see him excelling at all to be frank...