Crunch 99 wrote:bwgood77 wrote:I won't be surprised if Rubio shoots ok from 3 this year. He shot over 35% two years ago, which was better than any returning players on our team. He obviously was probably left wide open, but that's probably not going to change much.
He dipped back down last year, but it seems like every other year he shoots around 33% or better....with a dip in the years between.
For Rubio's sake, it's too bad the Suns fired Coach Kokoskov, because Rubio arguably shot the ball the best in his career under the specific tutelage of Kokoskov. It's a too small sample, but post All Star break in the 2017/18 season, with Kokoskov in charge of coaching Rubio, Rubio averaged 15 ppg on 43.6% shooting overall and 40.9% from three on 3.8 attempts per game. Rubio and Coach Kokoskov meshed very well together. Kokoskov seemed to help Rubio shoot the ball with more confidence.
Its a two-edged sword. The offense Igor ran made poor use of Rubio. It put him in the corner shooting threes often, which is great for Rubio's percentage, he has good career numbers from the corner. But it did not put him in the position of facilitating very much, which is Rubio's greatest strength. Igor made him better at his weakness but weaker at his strength.