Originally Posted by FireDavidKahn
16 <3: .506
...KAT is already one of the best shooters in the entire league.
I said midrange. And while 41% is pretty decent... He did not shoot that many shots from there. He shot about 110 midrange shots for the entire year . That is roughly 1 (10-16 foot) shot per game. That is a pretty small sample size. Garnett and Duncan had basically shot the same midrange percentage in 2000-2001 as Towns. But shot 3 times as many.
Just find it a bit odd is all. Granted those to big men didn't shoot 3s like Towns does, but interesting nonetheless.
Another thing to keep an eye on is the % assisted with those percentages. Both Duncan and KG were way below Town's 67%. It will interesting to see how that changes when he starts to work more in isolation/post ups. And it will also be interesting too how it changes when/if Minny starts winning.
I imagine Towns got a lot of open looks (more than Garnett/Duncan ever did) because Minny wasn't fighting for the playoffs and therefore a lot of stats gets skewed because of defensive pressure (or lack thereof).... especially in late March/April.