that is not a very uplifting graph.
I think it accurately represents that the rest of the league made adjustments to the Hawks proclivity and accuracy of shooting threes---that's why it has been imperative that Al, Josh, and Marvin go at the cup more rather than depending solely on the long ball success for wins.I would like to see if our attempts have gone down to perhaps prove that theory--ahem--of course, I would lean on Bret's superior algebraic abilities for such "proof".
I don't if the league's made any adjustments or if the players have just cooled off after a hot start. And even though they've cooled off, Flip Murray, Mo Evans, Mike Bibby, and Marvin Williams are all still on a career-best 3PT% pace.Three-point attempts as a percentage of field goal attempts peaked after the 19th game (@Dallas) at 28.7% and currently at season low 25.7%.
Considering how much of this season's success can be attributed to their hot start, and already knowing that their early success was due to extremely hot 3 point shooting, this graph really bums me out.The Hawks slow decline in 3 point % almost certainly mimics a similar decline in team winning %. This represent a regression to the mean as it was impossible for Marvin to continue shooting 44% and Flip to continue shooting 40%, but I did hope that the team could continue shoot 3s above league-average. Being below that pink low does not bode well for the playoffs considering that the offense has excessively catered to the three point shooters for this squad.
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