Jamal Crawford‘s shot chart looks a bit like how his play is perceived: on and off.
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There’s no real balance here. He’s cold on the right wing and above average on the left wing. He’s above average from the left corner while cold from the right corner. He’s iffy from mid-range and iffy in the paint. A lot of this is a product of the way Crawford gets to his shots. Unlike the J.J. Redick‘s and Jared Dudley‘s of the world, Crawford works more in isolation rather than being spoon feed his opportunities, and as we know, the isolation shot is one of the least efficient in basketball.
Would his numbers improve with less isolated shots and more assisted shots? Possibly so, but it’s difficult seeing Crawford’s game make a drastic change after 14 years in the NBA.