Except 38% is also good...People have this weird thing where they think 40% 3pt shooters are going to shoot 40% from 3 every game.
Nah, it doesnt work like that. 40% means he is dangerous and you better check him or a 7/7 game from three is possible. In a small sample size there is going to be variance. If he's at 200 threes on the year and still below 38%, then you can cry about him not having a good shooting year.
As long as a player shoots at or above 35% from 3, they're shooting good shots. And as long as a player has developed a reputation as a good enough shooter, the player doesn't necessarily need to shoot them to be useful in an offense. Niang has built that reputation at this point, and his numbers are going to come up.
Again, he is a useful player and all of the **** he gets shoveled on him has been out of hand.