Friday, March 13, 2009

Team 3PTFG%

I think this one is pretty self-explanatory. As always, click on the image to make it bigger.

4 comments:

Drew Ditzel said...

that is not a very uplifting graph.

THHB said...

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".

Bret LaGree said...

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%.

Bronn said...

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.