IT DOESNT MATTER
Metta is terrible shooting wise, if you can't give effort on shooting then that's too bad. I can't believe youre defending him
That's because Metta will shoot good some games and bad in others but always gives it his all on both ends and will give us 10-17 when he isn't expected to score that often. He also gives us good defense and hits big shots.. He's precisely what he's supposed to be and I expect his shooting percentage to be closer to round 42% by the end of the season. He's also playing much better than last year on both ends.
He also shot a pretty high percentage last game, some days he's on and some days he's off but he'll always give us effort and buckets ESPECIALLY when we need it. So I don't have problems with that.
Like I said, I don't like when he misses a three but what irks me more is watching someone with all the talent in the world and not giving as much effort. Ron gives effort every night and never stops trying. If Metta shoots 3/4 in the first half he'll continue to be aggressive and keep scoring in the 2nd half and he IS NOT looked to for scoring but he tries to take advantage of his opportunities.
Someone like Gasol does not sadly and that is my only problem with him. Gasol plays the post and is shooting 41% and not being aggressive.
Let's not forget how people praise Pau Gasol if he goes 6/18(I will too) because HE IS BEING AGGRESSIVE and taking advantage of his opportunities.
So I'm not going to bash Metta's shooting % because he keeps showing effort and trying to take advantage of their opportunities. This is what we want out of every one on this team.
Most of what we want from our team is for them to take advantage of their opportunities and stay aggressive. This is something that we ask of our team and for the most part they do. The only problem with this equation seems to be Pau Gasol.
Artest is a career 41% shooter so I'm not surprised by him shooting 38% and going for 10-17 and a career 34% shooter from 3 point land so his percentages aren't a surprise so why are you trying to hold them against him.
Meanwhile Pau Gasol is a career 51% shooter and is shooting 41% thus far and a LOT of it has to do with his effort
Tell me who you should be more disappointed in.