Originally Posted by DMAVS41
Also, I'm confused as to how shots at the rim and fga are the best indicators here when;
Melo shoots more shots at the rim and shoots 5.1 shots more than Harden...yet Harden shoots 2.5 more free throws per game.
Melo shoots more shots at the rim than Kobe and shoots 1.6 more shots...yet Kobe takes more free throws.
And Kevin Martin in 11 just destroys that notion with very few shots at the rim and an inordinate amount of free throws on very few fga.
You might not like it, but Harden and Durant have an actual skill that allows them to get to the line more often....and I don't think it is all that related to shots at the rim or overall fga. I think it's just something they intentionally try to do...and happen to be very good at it.
That tells you how bad Melo is reffed. He should be taking much more free throws than he is given.