Originally Posted by tpols
This is the exact same thing as saying the difference between 45%FG and 50%FG is minimal because its only one extra shot missed per game for a superstar averaging ~20 shots. And that logic was debunked a long time ago..
Durant gets 20+% MORE free throws than kobe and melo while taking less shots.
Sarcatic brought up a great Stat..
50+% FGA/FT ratio for Durant versus 30%s FGA/FT ratio for nearly every other superstar.
For a jumpshooter...
Well, yes...I guess. But the main point was not to say that the difference isn't there or important.
It was to say it was deserved. It makes perfect sense that Durant goes to the line a little less than 1 more time per game.
I would never say the difference isn't important, but I would say it is within reason given the evidence.