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Wallace's ineptitude from three hasn't stopped him from chucking them up.
Yes, Rasheed Wallace. Here's why.
True, not much was expected from 'Sheed from the start. That is, from anybody besides the man himself. Upon returning to the NBA, Wallace announced a primary goal of his was to "Show y'all how post players really need to play."
Well, according to Rasheed, taking 49 percent of field goals from beyond the three-point line and averaging one free-throw attempt per game is how "post players really need to play."
In 12 games, Wallace has taken 88 shot attempts, with 43 coming from three-point territory—a very small percentage of them being justifiable attempts.
The most frustrating aspect of that stat is that 'Sheed has proven he can still post up with high efficiency.
Inside the restricted area, Wallace has sank 14 of his 20 attempts. In the paint, but outside of the restricted area, he has shot 3-of-9. In the post as a whole, he's averaging 1.7059 points per shot (via NBA.com's Advanced Stats).
To defend Wallace a bit, when you discount the corner-three, he's shooting 14-of-37 on threes from beyond the break, or an impressive 38 percent. Still, his preseason proclamation regarding his post play has been one big empty promise thus far.
You can find a great illustration of this here.
The disappointing part is that we've seen 'Sheed take other bigs to school in the paint this season. Instead, we watch him throw up one mindless three-ball after another, while New York continues to lack a true inside force on the offensive end.
But that's just 'Sheed being 'Sheed, I guess.
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