Ruzious wrote:payitforward wrote:...if Troy Brown had shot 33.8% on his 3s this year, instead of 34.8%, would that have been worse? Or would it tell us nothing at all?
I mean... when you start out an unacceptable rate, it's not that hard to improve - but it is a good sign that he did. He's still got more to go to be average. Is that fair?
Yes, absolutely: he has more to go to be an average wing in the area of 3-point shooting. Ditto in the area of 2-point shooting. He has raised his FT % to just about average.
& equally true, true in the same way, are the other facts about his numbers compared to average:
that an average wing will have to get almost 40% more defensive boards to be at Brown's level,
that to be as good an offensive rebounder as Brown he'll have to get almost 45% more of them,
that to reach Brown's assist rate he'll need to add @22% more assists than he gets currently,
that to equal Brown in not turning the ball over, he must reduce his TOs by 10%,
& that to reach Brown's level in steals he'll have to add 44% more steals.
All these facts -- both the facts about his shooting & all the rest of them -- are of the same kind & all are true. The player he is today, 4+ weeks after turning 21, is expressed in all these numbers -- and, as I'm sure you'll agree -- in the fact that in his second season, Troy improved significantly in shooting -- both efficiency & in points scored -- while also improving overall in the rest of his productivity numbers.
You may all make of it what you will. I'm sure that next Summer we'll be interested to look back at his 2020-21 season to see whether he continued his improvement -- as I imagine we all hope he will.
For the moment, however, I don't think I have anything more to say about Troy Brown Jr.