Okay, in the Denver thread a few weeks ago some folks had a total meltdown when I questioned how useful Foster's 12 offensive boards were that night. I feel like I successfully defended the point when I went down the list of each of his credited O-boards for that game showing how often they were from his own misses or were just slaps at the ball rather than a true new possession.
So I'm browsing the stats today and looking at shooting for December. As I skim the numbers most things look as expected. I noticed that Jack's shot is coming around and with his FTs his PPS is one of the better totals for the team this month (good sign) and while looking at other decent minutes players I suddenly saw a Pacer with a SUB 1.00 PPS...less than 1 make per 2 shots (with no FTs at all).
Who was it? Jeff Foster. 0.96 PPS, 34% from the floor. Think about that. Review his shot charts. Jeff isn't shooting from JO spots, let alone from the outside like Al or Granger.
34% on an almost exclusive diet of inside passes and offensive rebound "putbacks" (if you can call slap shots a putback). Do you realize just how awful the 34% figure is for a rebound specialist PF? Guys like Dale would throw it down at 55% or better since almost everything was a dunk or layup.
His shooting makes Tinsley's December effort look good...and it's not. Both of them have been the kings of the blown 1 foot attempt.
Not sure what it means, I just know it sucks for Pacers fans. That's a lot of points being left on the floor every night that are very makeable.