Ron feels he’s shooting great, although his numbers are rather low. I’m not worried about him, however, it will come.
L.A. Times: His stats tell one story.
He tells another.
The two are conflicting, confounding even when Ron Artest explains his woes on offense.
He’s shooting only 25% (four for 16) from the field, 22.2% (two for nine) from three-point range. He’s even missing from the free-throw line, making only 33.3% (three for nine) of his tries.
Those numbers say Artest’s shot has betrayed him. He says otherwise.
“I feel like I shot the ball well,” Artest, who is averaging 6.5 points after two games with the Lakers, said after practice Saturday. “I feel like I’m playing great. That’s how I feel.”
Artest’s problems started in the exhibition season, when he made only 39.6% of his shots, 25% of his three-point tries and 57.6% of his free throws.