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Old 01-11-2013, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This was a really interesting read about Al Jefferson and shot chart symmetry on Grantland.

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No player in the NBA has a more asymmetric shot chart than Al Jefferson. Out of the 137 players who have attempted at least 200 field goal attempts this season, Al Jefferson is the most one-sided shooter.


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Big Al represents a great example of a teamís offense being spatially aligned with a playerís strengths. Pau Gasol represents an opposite example, but also reminds us that (1) every player exhibits unique spatial strengths and weaknesses, and (2) every NBA player is affected by the schemes of his coaches. It seems self-evident that coaches should design their offenses after diagnosing the spatial strengths and weaknesses of their personnel as opposed to implementing some tone-deaf one-size-fits-all offense everywhere they go. Good offensive scheming canít be done in seven seconds or less.
Thinly veiled shot at D'Antoni at the end there.
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