ballup wrote:Is Smart part of the problem? Yeah, but him moving to starting lineup isn't some kind of magic hindrance to 3pt shooting. Smart has always played starter minutes or close to it. The problem is the Celtics shooters being cold and having too many below average shooters on the floor at once. Tatum shooting at 33% is no good and neither is Al shooting 28%. The issue is compounded when guys like Schroeder and Richardson also get so much burn being at 33%. Changing whether Smart starts or comes off the bench isn't all of a sudden going to turn around the shootong.
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Celtics 3-pt shooting is at its 2nd highest when Smart is on the floor. Only topped by Timelord being on the floor.
But who cares? This doesn't align with the anti-Smart agenda. So this stat doesn't matter. Also, we lost games. We gotta win all the games so Smart starting (or existing) can be justified.