You're welcome! I hope the current trend continues! Hopefully the last 7 games are what we are really going to get and not the previous 23 games of the season. Minus the 1/7 game of course.

Funny how many people can't read statistical trends.

Also funny how many people are getting bitterly pissed off, almost violently angry, that the data doesn't support their assertions. Sad really.

Alright I'll come clean. I didn't cherrypick the last 7 games to demonstrate that I think it's more indicative of the real Niang - obviously it isn't. I did it to show you the extreme version of what you're doing - tossing out outliers willy-nilly, and placing undue importance on a stretch of games that is 1/3 the size of another available population. Last season, in 66 games played, Niang shot 40% from 3 on more attempts per game than this season.

Just as a matter of principle, saying the earlier 23 game stretch this season is more indicative of how Niang will perform going forward than the 66 games from last season is almost as silly as saying the most recent 7 game stretch is more indicative than the previous 23.

See part of me feels like you have a bit of a tendency to place undue weight on negatives. But when push comes to shove, if you were forced to put money on how well you think Niang will shoot for the rest of the season, your answer would be a lot closer to 40% than it would be to 31-32%, right?