The Detroit Pistons have made shooting a priority, but is it the worst in the NBA?

NS Detroit Pistons had prioritized shooting during the off-season, but the team was even worse at taking shots. Bring what?

Pistons general manager Troy Weaver needs to improve his outside shooting. Especially with the loss of the best three-point shooter, Wayne Ellington, finding people who can hit an open player, let alone a three-pointer, is definitely necessary.

So Kelly Olynyk and Trey Lyles showed up as free agents, good shooters outside of college like Cade Cunningham and Isaiah Livers were drafted, and good players from the ‘3’ season. Previous as Frank Jackson and Cory Joseph were brought back.

Problem solved? What the hell!

Did the problem get worse? So far, yes.

As of the morning of December 2, the Pistons have worst shooting team in the entire NBA. Last year, they were 24th in shooting rate; not exactly the Brooklyn Nets, but better dead in the end.

The three-shot mode, which Weaver made a concerted effort to bulk up, was even worse. Pistons are not only last in three-point shooting but they’re the only team to make less than 30% of their attempts from three in the NBA.

Killian Hayes Is Not The Detroit Pistons Problem

Ironically, one of the reasons Detroit is looking to add shooters is because they know, except in the case of injury, that sophomore guard Killian Hayes will play an important role this season. The 6 foot 5 French player can do a lot of things well, pass the ball, play defensively, but the ability to shoot from long distance is not considered a strong point.

Guess who leads Detroit in 3-point shot rate, excluding deep reserves? Killian Hayes at 34.9 percent.

It’s not like Hayes suddenly turned into Damian Lillard. In terms of effective Goals percentage, Hayes is 14th out of 15 players on the Detroit squad that have fallen short.

However, when left open, he can make a triple pointer in just a decent amount of time. That skill, common to most players on other NBA teams, earned Hayes the likeness of JJ Redick in Detroit.

Problem: The shooter can’t shoot

The main problem the Pistons face is that the players who are paid to shoot are performing below the average in their careers. Basically, all the players are counted on to rain down on the opponent just cause drizzle, not something one could have planned.

Of course, the fact that striker/center Kelly Olynyk is out with a sprained knee doesn’t help. As a career three-pointer 36.5% of his career, he is credited with helping to create space for others.
Even Trey Lyles, who played quite well, didn’t hit the ball like before. A 34% career shooter, Lyles has only made 29% so far.

We can go through the others: Frank Jackson with 30.7% after making 40% last season, Jerami Grant only sinking 32.1% after hitting 35% from three years ago, Joseph making only 30 .8% from three after sinking 36.8. % when he came from Sacramento last year.

As for Cunningham, he made 40% of his third in college, but, despite his recent warming, he’s still 27.4% over three in the rookie campaign mine. Due to injury, Livers is training again to prepare for G-League Cruise.

With Olynyk, hopefully coming back in a few weeks, that will help. Additionally, if the player returns to normal accuracy, Detroit’s outside shooting will improve as the season goes on.

Most players don’t have 82 ups and downs. The Pistons foul is dependent on the player getting out of it, and starting to snap his wrists to take some shots into the basket. The Detroit Pistons have made shooting a priority, but is it the worst in the NBA?

Huynh Nguyen

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