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Second-year guard Doron Lamb needs to speed up his development should he want a guaranteed contract and a place to call home.
Last year, Doron Lamb played 47 games for two teams, averaging over 12 minutes per game.
Offensively, advanced statistics say he shows promise. In Orlando, he shot 50 percent from 3-15 feet. At only 20 percent, his long-range two-point shot (16-23 feet) is below average. However, he made 47.6 percent from three (37.8 percent for the entire season).
He needs to improve his ability to finish around the rim, where he completed 59.1 percent while in Milwaukee, but only a dismal 46.7 percent in Orlando. He, like Moe Harkless, could also stand to improve his free-throw shooting (.588).
He has all the potential to be a deadly marksman in the NBA. He lacks the physical gifts necessary to be an elite scorer or a great floor general—as speed, agility and court vision are things that cannot be learned. Therefore, in order for him to be continue to improve, he'll need to step up his contributions in other aspects of the game.
Be more active on defense, jump passing lanes, have active hands. Create more than one-third of a steal per game. Crash the boards and help a team that was in the middle of the pack in rebounding become one of the best.
If he is unable to start helping the team in other ways, he'll be doomed to be another one of those guys that stays buried on the bench with heat packs on his legs, waiting for the coach to call his name when the team needs a quick three—guys like James Jones in Miami this past year.
To the average person, that may be a great gig: great pay, travel accommodations, play minimal minutes. But, no competitor wants that for themselves.