Monday, September 20, 2010

Projecting Jeremy Lin, Part 3: Shooting



Jeremy Lin's shooting seems to be a concern to many. However, after closer analysis, this should not be a major issue in the NBA.

JLin's True Shooting Percentage for his last two years at Harvard was over 6o%, which is an excellent percentage. This is a great measure of a players overall shooting efficiency.

His college 3 point shooting percentage is somewhat of a concern but lets see how it stacks up to a few current NBA point guards.

Career College 3 point shooting percentage:

JLin........................33.3%
JKidd......................33.3%
Deron Williams......37.3%
Gilbert Arenas.......36.1%
John Wall...............32.5%
Rajon Rondo..........28.3%
Jarrett Jack.............35.9%
Andre Miller..........29.2%

Also, Wall and JLin (for 2 seasons) had the college line moved back 1 foot (20'9") further. Looking at the numbers, I'm confident JLin will be fine with the NBA three point line. His form needs a little tweaking but the high release is a plus in that it's harder to block.

5 comments:

  1. Lin's jumpshot already looked better in SL than it did a few months before in Ivy play. He doesn't take many 3s, but makes just enough to keep defenses honest.

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  2. Good observation. He hit 3/5 on 3's during SL and Portsmouth.

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  3. I'm not too concerned about Lin's 3 pt shooting. His upper body, arms, release are all fine. He just needs to eliminate the unnecessary leg action.

    I don't think that's a big deal to correct, especially now that he's a full time pro basketball player with pro shooting coaches to smooth out any kinks.

    Also, he made a jump shot from about 27 ft during summer league.

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  4. Agree. Also, his lower body movement looked fine during the summer.

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  5. Did any of you guys catch Jeremy practicing 3's with Charlie Bell (I think) on the Warriors' live cam just now? From what I counted, he shot 7 in a row from the left corner, shot 10/15 from the right wing, 4/8 from the left wing and 10/12 from the left corner. For comparison, Bell was 9/21 from the left corner.

    My only criticism is that he could work on getting his shot off faster.

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