ecuhus1981 wrote:HardenGoat wrote:Some of what we are seeing is due to a shooting slump from our bench. Carter is shooting 25% and 28% from 3. Blake is at 30.6 and 16.7% from 3. Johnson has played 8 games and is 16.7% from the field. The eye test doesn’t show these are heavily contested either. Mills and Bembry are shooting fantastic. With Harris out there’s more pressure to find scoring and by default with the above Iam sure Durant wants the ball in his hands more and Harden also is compelled to get buckets. I can’t believe this slump is going to last all season. As Prok points out overall the bench is doing its job despite this thanks to LMA, Mills, and Bembry.
I agree, regression to the mean will do wonders for our roleplayers' shooting efficiency.
My one question is, how do we hire a splashy name like Kyle Korver as shooting coach, and not work on these guys' shooting form? Maybe he's tearing down bad mechanics in order to build back better ones, but I'm not seeing any different shooting motion or rhythm. Just worse results.
The worry here is a fit problem. Mills, Bembry, and LMA have found their niches and know their roles and spots. Carter looks like he hasn’t found his comfort zone in any sense of the word. Johnson is another story. This is a regular season problem though. If Kyrie were here Carter would be the backup to the backup which shows the negative effect of that overall. This guy probably didn’t practice much with the team and is being thrown out there big minutes.