|Opp||FGA at rim||FGA 15'+||Pts||TS%|
On the season, Josh Smith is making 65.9% of his shots at the rim and 25.5% of his shots outside of 15 feet. He's attempted six more of the latter.
Al Horford has received a lot of criticism in the comments here. Fairly, in terms of his usage and scoring rate being down from last season:
Unfairly, if you ask me, due to how he has, when he's touched the ball, addressed the valid criticisms of his offensive game from last season, specifically his reliance on the face-up jumper and an inability to get to the foul line:
|Horford||%FGA at rim||%FGA 15'+||FT Rate||TS%|
Despite making just 72.4% of his free throws and 30% of his long, two-point jumpers so far this season, Horford's commitment to getting to the line has kept his efficiency constant. If those two rates return to normal, Horford's scoring rate will rise even if his usage rate fails to.
Jeff Teague has had consecutive dreadful defensive games but, despite going 4-22 from the floor, I'm not concerned with his offense. Teague earned 16 assists against 5 turnovers in the overtime games against Miami and Charlotte. Furthermore, 12 of Teague's 22 field goal attempts came at the rim. He won't continue to make just 25% of those opportunities.
Let's also keep in mind that Teague was in no way groomed to become an NBA starter during his first two seasons in the league. There will be some growing pains and inconsistency. Even with a couple of poor performances in a row, Teague's averaging 30% more assists per minute than Mike Bibby did last season and Bibby only had 32 attempts at the rim in 56 games with the Hawks.
Willie Green has had consecutive strong offensive performances off the bench, scoring 20 points on 9 shots. Now for the Willie Green-ness. That raises Green's TS% for the season to just 48.3%, he didn't grab a single rebounds and earned just one assist in nearly 32 minutes of playing time in those games. Enjoy the good performances from him, but don't count on them.