Porzingis is shooting 41%

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Porzingis is shooting 41% 

Post#1 » by Lost Angel » Fri Nov 8, 2019 1:31 pm

I'm not an advanced stats guy, but he's not playing well enough to help Luka propel the team into the playoffs.

19 and 8 sounds good but not at his efficiency. Yes he is coming back from injury, but that can't be his excuse if this continues.

is he overrated? or do you think he's rights the ship?
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Post#2 » by dzumaal » Fri Nov 8, 2019 1:33 pm

He doesn't look like a force. Hope he rights the ship but I wouldn't bet on it.
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Post#3 » by dirkforpres » Fri Nov 8, 2019 1:34 pm

I give him a pass due to how much time he’s missed. By the end of the year, I expect him to be back to form though
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Post#4 » by Pelly24 » Fri Nov 8, 2019 1:37 pm

Truth is he's never once scored at league-average efficiency and he might not be sturdy enough for the post
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Post#5 » by Oscar9992 » Fri Nov 8, 2019 1:37 pm

He is just a inefficient iso guy.
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Post#6 » by rate_ » Fri Nov 8, 2019 1:39 pm

Never under the hype around him.
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Post#7 » by PockyCandy » Fri Nov 8, 2019 1:41 pm

The guy has missed one and a half seasons of basketball. I'm pretty sure he's just rusty. It's been like 10 games, so just give him time. And to those saying KP was just an inefficient iso guy in NY......well who was passing him the ball for easy buckets if he played off=ball? Once he gets his legs back, I'm sure Luka will get Porzingis better looks than he got in NYC.
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Post#8 » by LukaV » Fri Nov 8, 2019 1:43 pm

Give him and the Mavs time. I'm not optimistic about his health, but if it the health holds up, I'm optimistic the Mavs can help him develop into a bonafide all-star and all-defense players.
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Post#9 » by Swish1906 » Fri Nov 8, 2019 1:52 pm

Its 7 freaking games for him after an 18 month break. How about you give him some time? He was inefficient in NY because their whole offense was "dump the ball to KP in the highpost and let him shoot over smaller guys". I totally expect him to have a much better effiency under Rick Carlisle but the whole offense is still a work in progress:

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Post#10 » by Swish1906 » Fri Nov 8, 2019 1:54 pm

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Post#11 » by JohnWillow » Fri Nov 8, 2019 1:54 pm

I can spin it also like this.

Harden is shooting 38 %.

I'm not an advanced stats guy, but he's not playing well enough to help Houston propel the team into the contender.

36 and 8 sounds good but not at his efficiency. Yes he is coming back from dissapointing playoff perfomance year in and year out, but that can't be his excuse if this continues.

is he overrated? or do you think he's rights the ship?

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Give him a little bit more time, I have not seen yet a player comeback from major injury right out of the gates playing like an all star talent, if this goes on to the 2nd half of the season, then we might have a problem.
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Post#12 » by Gant » Fri Nov 8, 2019 1:56 pm

Players who come off medical procedures that sit them out for a year often take a season or two to get all the way back.
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Post#13 » by ropjhk » Fri Nov 8, 2019 1:58 pm

Gordon Hayward's case should be a reminder to people that sometimes it can take a whole season for a player to recover from a season long injury. I think it's so normal for players in these situations to have a long recovery that when an exception like Kawhi comes around it makes people question the injury.
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Post#14 » by DaT WaVeY RiCaN » Fri Nov 8, 2019 2:03 pm

If healthy he will be fine. But My question is where was all this KP support when he was a Knick? Lol people use to constantly bash him
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Post#15 » by The_Hater » Fri Nov 8, 2019 2:06 pm

Lost Angel wrote:I'm not an advanced stats guy, but he's not playing well enough to help Luka propel the team into the playoffs.

19 and 8 sounds good but not at his efficiency. Yes he is coming back from injury, but that can't be his excuse if this continues.

is he overrated? or do you think he's rights the ship?


Ignoring that he just took 1.5 years off from playing basketball and is obviously working his way back into NBA shape, are we really using FG% as the way to gauge the efficiency of a player who takes a lot of 3 point shots? Are we going back in 1995 again?

And I’m not sure what proof you’re using that he’s not playing well enough to get the Mavs into the playoffs? They are currently tied for 2nd in their conference with the leagues 2nd most offensive efficiency. The data doesn’t support your claim here.
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Post#16 » by kobe_vs_jordan » Fri Nov 8, 2019 2:07 pm

JohnWillow wrote:I can spin it also like this.

Harden is shooting 38 %.

I'm not an advanced stats guy, but he's not playing well enough to help Houston propel the team into the contender.

36 and 8 sounds good but not at his efficiency. Yes he is coming back from dissapointing playoff perfomance year in and year out, but that can't be his excuse if this continues.

is he overrated? or do you think he's rights the ship?

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Give him a little bit more time, I have not seen yet a player comeback from major injury right out of the gates playing like an all star talent, if this goes on to the 2nd half of the season, then we might have a problem.

Not really a spin, when Harden shoots 14(no typo) 3s a game. If Porzingis drew fouls, it would help a ton. Harden is still around 59TS% with him drawing fouls.
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Post#17 » by Forte IV » Fri Nov 8, 2019 2:09 pm

Porzingis has never been an efficient scorer. He was just under 44% his all-star(torn acl) year. Most "stars" today tend to shoot under 45% anyways. So shouldn't be a huge deal.
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Post#18 » by Baski » Fri Nov 8, 2019 2:11 pm

He was never efficient. Don't expect his imminent improvement to be on that end
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Post#19 » by djsunyc » Fri Nov 8, 2019 2:15 pm

he hasn't played in 1.5 years.
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Post#20 » by FelixD » Fri Nov 8, 2019 2:17 pm

52% TS btw

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