2019 Award Winner
He's never shot 30%, unless you're counting his rookie year where he was 31.6%. I'm fairly willing to overlook that especially as these were the rookie percentages for the following guys:
He shot 39% the year after and 34.2% last year. Career total 36.1%. He also shot 39.7% in the four years of Euroleague before that on 539 attempts.
47% or 38% -- who cares? Dude can shoot the ball. Equally impressive is his maintaining any of those numbers on his Godzilla amount of attempts.
Going from 31.6 - 39 - 34.2 concerns me a bit. I don't think he has the offensive rebounding, post game, or passing of Love. Dirk has so much more than just the 3 point shot.
Memo is a fair comp I guess.
Up until his recent hot streak he was much more Illyasova than Dirk. Some of the improvement may be real, but I'm not paying for the small sample size. Not giving our 1st unless it is a fake first (so top 16 protected this year and reverts into a 2nd).