Roy's stats in January:
9.5 PPG, 38% FG, 7 RPG, 1.2 APG, 22.1 MPG
Roy's stats in February:
16.1 PPG, 51% FG, 7.5 RPG, 2 APG, 31 MPG
Jim coached one game in February. He coached all of them in January.
Since Vogel took over, he has preached to both get Roy easy looks and to post him up more.
"We don't take bad shots anymore," Vogel said after our win against Portland. Roy's jumpshot was usually a bad shot, and shooting threes all the time was a bad shot.
Roy's confidence is at an all time high, we don't chuck threes anymore, everyone is playing with confidence, and the overall reward of all of this is our 9-3 record since the change. The thing that suprises me the most is that I thought Roy was going to probably be a 45% shooter for the most of his career, but even that can be pointed at his lack of confidence.. Or maybe it is Jim's insistance to take bad shots.
I thought that the damage that was done to Roy might hold him back for a long time. Thank God that I was wrong. Roy, in my opinion, is playing better than ever.
What a difference a coaching change makes, eh? Discuss.. I want to know what has mostly changed, and how much better he is going to get in the next couple of years.