He's got 6 less made 3's and 4 less attempts than 2 years ago. Wow.Not really. He was bad enough through the first almost half of the year so far that it shows his 3 pt percentage as in the low 30's when he was in the lows 40's last season, and has been well above 40 in the last 6-8 games or so. But even his recent strong stretch hasn't been enough to recover on his 3 pt percentage. The year before last he was 41%, last year 40%, and this year, including his 7-7 outing last night, he sits at 36%. So no, he hasn't been playing great all year.
Why are we minusing a game exactly? Do really good games not count to stats anymore?So here is his 3 pt breakdown this season.
Total for the season so far:
37/101 = 36.6%
But, from the beginning of the season through the end of January:
18/56 = 32.1% (not good at all)
For the month of February:
19/45 = 42.2% (looks pretty good, a nice upswing but see next note)
Now, February MINUS the 7/7 game last night:
12/28 = 31.6%
So overall, not counting the 7/7 from last night:
30/94 = 31.9%
So no, he hasn't been good from 3 this year really at all. That 7/7 game last night brought his totals up to 36, but looking at the much larger sample size for the rest of the year, it does not bode well. Luckily he has a reputation for hitting the 3 that will make teams have to respect him, but so far this year he has just not been good from 3.
Like Bogie, I really hope Niang finds his shot. Without those 2 hitting at their normal 40% clip we are in big trouble when it comes playoff time and the games get much tighter.