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 Smith||eFG% (16-23')|
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+')|
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)|
Unsurprisingly, Smith has been devastatingly effective at the rim.