payitforward wrote: wall_glizzy wrote:
payitforward wrote:Can't argue with any of it. But, the above is at an overall-season level. What happens if you run numbers in a fine-grained way -- per week let's say. What does the productivity curve look like across those points.
Here's the link, which will allow you to get as granular as month-to-month: https://www.nba.com/stats/player/1629726/shots-dash/?Season=2020-21&SeasonType=Regular%20Season
. Let us know if you find anything of note!
I do know that his TS% is down a bit (64.9 -> 62.3) and his USG% (14.0 -> 9.2) is down quite a lot from before the All-Star break to after, in roughly equal minutes on either side. An odd pattern, to be sure, so it would be interesting to know whether it corresponds to any chance in shot profile.
Mathews' 3-pt. % cratered in April -- but only shots taken either very early in the shot clock or very late in the shot clock. Shots taken anywhere in the middle range of the clock, he was still over 40%.
What do you make of that, Glizzy?
Small sample size first and foremost, to be honest. Beyond that... just a weird shot profile. I wouldn't really expect him to be taking many shots at all very early in the shot clock (that's like a Curry or Lillard move, waltz across half-court and immediately pull up; in a less happy time during this season, we did
have a certain player with some of those same tendencies
). Late in the shot clock is kind of the same thing - Garrison's not the guy we're feeding the ball in a "bailout" situation on a broken possession. There's no question that those are unenviable shots to have to take, though.
Now, considering that this data includes all of 11 total three pointers taken "very early" in the shot clock and 5 taken "very late," I'll circle back and settle on my original thought about the sample size.
Also, not sure where one would register the opinion that a discussion of the all-time greatest NBA point guards probably doesn't need to happen in this thread, or even on this particular board, but I'd like to do that. On the other hand, here I am taking a deep dive into Garrison Mathews stats on the Russ thread, so who am I to talk.