Last night against Charlotte, Jeff Green went 9-14 from the floor and 5-7 from 3. He finished with 25 points and it was one of those nights where Uncle Jeff can show off how good he can be offensively.
In his notes, Darnell Mayberry talked about how it was a one-or-the-other type performance from Green, with Uncle Jeff either chucking a 3 or driving to the rim. All the in-between, mid-range stuff didn’t work. And Mayberry wondered what Green’s career looked like from mid-range. So I looked it up.
AT RIM <10 FEET 10-15 FEET 16-23 FEET THREES
2008 61.0 43.0 26.0 32.0 27.6
2009 61.0 40.0 39.0 32.0 38.9
2010 64.6 48.2 32.4 33.0 33.3
TOTAL 62.2 43.7 32.5 32.3 34.8
It’s pretty obvious that on long 2s, Uncle Jeff isn’t good. A long 2-pointer is the worst shot in basketball, but it doesn’t mean it’s always a bad one. Sometimes you’re open. But for Green, a player like kind of likes to hover around the 3-point line, settling for that long 2 instead of maybe driving or going into the post, isn’t the smartest thing.