on March 10th, Bay Area reporter Anthony S.
Rattle wrote an article discussing the reasons why the Warriors have struggled recently.
Although the three-point shot was once the most proud weapon of the Warriors, the Warriors’ three-point advantage in the league is gradually shrinking, and their three-pointers are no longer proud of the league.
The excerpts are as follows:
Curry and Clay are both historical shooters, which has kept the Warriors at the forefront of the three-point revolution.
But whether Adu is here or not this season, their regression is obvious.
Last season, the Warriors led the league in 3-point shooting with 41.6%. This season they only shot 38%, ranking third in the league.
Don’t underestimate the 3.6% difference. This is the difference in shooting percentage between them and a team like the Pelicans who can’t open up space. New Orleans’ three-point shooting percentage ranks the bottom 10 in the league.
Recently, the Warriors’ three-point problems have been exposed more prominently. They have made 59 of 197 three-pointers in the past 6 games. This 29.9% shooting rate happened to be in their 13-day 8-game devil schedule, during which the team experienced 9 flights.
, only trained once in New York.
In the loss to the Bulls, they went 6-for-30 from 3-point range and 8-for-29 in Washington, and they went 6-for-30 again in a home loss to the Celtics.
Kerr said: “I don’t worry about this. We have good shooters. After this period of time, after recharging, they will make shots again.”
However, the regression of the Warriors’ three-pointers is not something that happens now, but has plagued them throughout the season.
The Warriors’ regression is mainly reflected in the giants, rather than role player injuries.
Warriors players other than the Splash Brothers and the Dreamers shot 37.5 percent (299 of 798) from beyond the arc last season, and this season they’re at 36.6 percent (252 of 688).
But Curry, Clay and Dreaming have all experienced a significant decline compared to last season.
Thompson’s decline has been most pronounced. In Kerr’s first season with the Warriors, Thompson shot a career-high 43.9 percent from beyond the arc. Last season, he shot 42.5 percent. This season, he dropped to 40.3 percent.
%, just above his career low.
Curry’s decline is even more “shocking.” As of Saturday, his three-point shooting percentage was 39.7%, which is very good for most shooters, but Curry is a career three-point shooter with a 43.7% shooting percentage.
Here are his 3-point shooting percentages in eight seasons so far: 43.7, 44.2, 45.5, 45.3, 42.4, 44.3, 45.4, 39.7.
Last season, Curry’s 45.4% three-point shooting rate ranked third in the league, and this year’s 39.7% figure has dropped to 33rd. Tony Snell, CJ Miles and his younger brother Seth Curry
are taller than him.
Of course, Curry’s difficult shots are much more than these people, which also affects his hit rate.
But he also shot those fairy shots last year, the difference is that his open three-pointers are not as accurate as before.
According to statistics from the official NBA website, Curry made 48.3 percent of his three-pointers when there was no defender within 4 feet last season. This season, this figure has dropped to 42.9 percent.
The same problem also appeared in Green. Unlike Curry, Green’s three-pointers have always been unstable.
Last year, 244 of his 258 three-point attempts were free of defenders within four feet. This year, he accounted for 207 of his 214 three-point attempts.
So he has the most open three-point opportunities for the Warriors, but he makes fewer shots.
Green made 38.8 percent of his 3-pointers last season, and it looks like 3-pointers are becoming his regular weapon.
He used to be an above-average three-point shooter, with similar shooting percentages as Gordon Hayward and Paul George, but this season his three-point shooting percentage dropped to 32.4%, which is far below average.
People like Sbrook and Brook Lopez are worse.
In 59 games played for the Warriors, Durant’s three-point shooting percentage was 37.8%, which is his lowest value in the past six seasons.
The three-point power of the Warriors’ Big Four sounds scary, but the truth is far less terrifying than it appears on paper.
When they miss threes, the trouble starts.
In the Warriors’ 52 wins, they made 41 percent of their threes, and in their 12 losses, they shot just 25.8 percent.
The trajectory of the Splash Brothers is similar: Curry made 42.8% of his three-pointers in winning games and 27.6% in losing games.
The three-point shooting rate in the basketball game was 44.1%, and this value dropped to 25.9% when the game was lost, including embarrassing nights such as 1 of 11, 2 of 10, and 3 of 13.
Maybe it’s an interaction that occurs when the Warriors’ Big Four play together, maybe when they are fully charged again, the playoffs start, back-to-back disappears, and they don’t feel tired anymore, their shooting percentage will increase.
But it is an indisputable fact that the Warriors’ three-pointers are no longer proud of the league.
Source: NBA official website
Original title: Opinion: Rejecting the flow of impressions, the Warriors’ three-point aura is fading
On March 10, , Bay Area reporter Anthony Slater wrote an article discussing the reasons why the Warriors have struggled recently.
Although the three-pointer was once the most proud weapon of the Warriors, the Warriors’ three-pointers are now