Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Josh Smith: Jump Shooter? Redux

The same subject, two weeks hence.

Josh Smith3PTA/FGA
2005-0911.2%
2009-100.7%
2010-1110.6%

Smith's hot start (8-20) from beyond the arc has lifted his career 3PTFG% to 27.1%.

Smith is also making a significantly higher percentage of his long two-point jump shots so far this season.


Josh SmitheFG% (16-23')
2006-0732.7
2007-0830.9
2008-0933.7
2009-1028.7
2010-1140.4

So he's both taking and making a greater percentage of his long jump shots so far this season, though not at the rate (48.3%) he was two weeks ago.


Josh Smith%FGA (16+')eFG% (16+')
2006-0740.334.5
2007-0830.432.9
2008-0930.837.4
2009-1024.727.9
2010-1140.745.5

Smith has slightly reduced the frequency of his jump shots as he's begun to regress toward his career norms.

Not coincidentally, his scoring rate has picked up and is, season-to-date, the second-highest of his career, this despite a diminished free throw rate (27.0 for his career entering the season, 20.1 so far in 2010-11). That free throw rate itself diminished despite an encouraging start (70.4 FT%) to Smith's season from the line.

Josh Smith%FGA (at rim)eFG% (at rim)
2006-074363.5
2007-0842.966.3
2008-094369
2009-1054.365.6
2010-1133.366.7

Unsurprisingly, Smith has been devastatingly effective at the rim.

2 comments:

Andrew said...

How hard is it to talk about and follow the Hawks when they are this frustrating and hard to watch?
I have been a season ticket holder for 10 years now... and I just turn of the television and scalp my tickets when I see the way they are playing these days...

How do you cope with it?

Bret LaGree said...

I have my goals. Like getting The Hortford Treatment to catch on.