Worst Shooter on Every NBA Team

Andre Khatchaturian@AndreKhatchCorrespondent IIIOctober 6, 2011

Worst Shooter on Every NBA Team

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    Every team has that one player where everyone in the crowd holds their breath every time he takes a shot. 

    This player might be a star player on the team or just a bench scrub that can't find the rim. 

    Here is the worst shooter on every NBA team. By the way, this is a list of shooters.

    Hence, guys like Shaquille O'Neal, who we know can't find the rim if he took 20-foot jumpers, are not on this list. 

Atlanta Hawks: Jamal Crawford

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    Crawford may be a star player on the Hawks, but his numbers have declined immensely from his days on the Warriors. He averaged 14.2 points per game this year, down from 19.7 in 2008-09.

    More importantly, on a team with relatively good shooters, he shot 42.7 percent from the field, making him the worst shooter on a good shooting Hawks team. 

Boston Celtics: Glen Davis

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    One would expect a big like Big Baby Glen Davis to have a field goal percentage hovering close to 50 percent. However, Davis only had a shooting percentage of 44.8 percent this year. 

    Lifetime, his shooting percentage is at 45 percent.

    On a side note, one would expect Rajon Rondo to be the worst shooter on the Celtics, but that's just perception, not reality. Rondo averaged 47.5 from the field and over 50 percent the year prior to that. He may not be the best shooter, but he's not terrible. 

Charlotte Bobcats: Eduardo Najera

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    The Mexican big played in 31 games this season in Charlotte and was absolutely atrocious. He averaged only 36.1 percent and most of his game is played from inside the paint. Yuck.

Chicago Bulls: C.J. Watson

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    Watson played in every game this year coming off the bench and had a difficult time finding the rim in almost all of them. The guard hit only 37.1 percent of his shots, down from 46.8 percent from the year before. 

    Derrick Rose is also a good candidate for this, but Watson blows him away. 

Cleveland Cavaliers: Anthony Parker

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    Even with LeBron, Parker was pretty bad. He shot 43.4 percent in 2009-10 with James as a teammate. This year, that number took a huge dip. 

    He only shot 39.9 percent from the field in 72 games. Nobody on that team did much better than he did, though. That being said, Parker still wins the honor of worst shooter on the Cavs.  

Dallas Mavericks: Jason Kidd

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    The Mavs won the championship, but it wasn't because of Jason Kidd's shooting. He may be a high IQ point guard who facilitates the offense for Dallas but don't let him shoot. Please!

    Kidd only shot 36.1 percent from the field this season. This is a huge drop off from 2009-10 when he shot over 43 percent. A lot of the decline is a testament to Kidd's age.

Denver Nuggets: Danilo Gallinari

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    Danilo Gallinari's shooting is not "Mambo Italiano". In New York and Denver combined, he shot just over 41 percent, which isn't terrible, but it's one of the lowest on a good shooting Nuggets team.

    Gallinari's low-shooting percentage is a testament to his three-point shooting tendencies which brings his average down. 

Detroit Pistons: Austin Daye

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    There's a good chance that the dunk pictured above was a miss. Daye is a post player and only averaged 41 percent from the field. That number may be low because of Daye's three-point shooting tendencies, but as a big, he should develop his game in the post instead of trying to do a shooting guard's job. 

Golden State: Jeremy Lin

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    The Harvard kid has spunk and a good future in the league, but his shooting needs to improve. On a high-flying offensive team, Lin just shot 38.9 percent from the field in 29 games off the bench. 

Houston Rockets: Chase Budinger

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    The former Arizona standout shot only 42.5 percent for the Rockets in his second season in the league. He shot better in his rookie season. 

    Most notably, Budinger's three-point numbers took a severe hit. He shot 37 percent in his rookie season, but this season he shot 32.5 percent. 

    Because of this, Budinger wins the honor of worst shooter on the Rockets. He can definitely improve though. 

Indiana Pacers: James Posey

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    From NBA Finals hero in Boston back in 2008, to a 33.6 percent shooter in Indiana in 2011.

    Something tells me he should've never left Boston. 

Los Angeles Clippers: Randy Foye

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    The Clippers are a young rising team, but their improvement isn't because of Randy Foye's shooting.

    Foye shot a terrible 38.8 percent from the field this past season in 63 games for Los Angeles. This is a decline from the 41.4 percent he had in Washington in 2009-10. 

Los Angeles Lakers: Luke Walton

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    Steve Blake could've easily won this honor for all the money he got paid to shoot 36 percent last year for the Lakers.

    But then there's Luke Walton. Although he's a great passer and helps move the ball around for the Lakers, he can't shoot for squat. In 54 games off the bench, Walton shot just 32.8 percent from the field.

    This is yet another reason why the Lakers need to get younger. 

Memphis Grizzlies: O.J. Mayo

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    It's interesting how much of a non-factor O.J. Mayo was during their great run this season. Mayo only shot around 40 percent for the Grizz this season, down from 45.8 percent last year. 

    As a result, he also averaged 12 less minutes per game for Memphis. 

    His playoff field-goal percentage was even worse at 38.8 percentage. Mayo needs to find his game again, and that's an understatement. 

Miami Heat: Mario Chalmers

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    The Heat went and got LeBron and Bosh so they don't have to see Chalmers keep shooting.

    He's shooting about one less shot per game now and still shooting about 40 percent from the field. He improved in the playoffs, shooting a much more respectable 43.6 percent but still earned the honor of worst shooter in Miami. 

Milwaukee Bucks: Brandon Jennings

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    He's the best player on the team but also the worst shooter.

    Figure that one out. 

    In his rookie season, he shot 37.1 percent, and this year he only shot 39 percent. At least it was an improvement. However, if the Bucks want to be a playoff team, they're going to need Jennings to make more buckets in less attempts. 

Minnesota Timberwolves: Wes Johnson

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    He may be a rookie, but he can really improve on his 39.7 percent shooting percentage. It's definitely something he will be working on this offseason and during the lockout. 

New Jersey Nets: Travis Outlaw

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    With a guy like Sasha Vujacic on the team, it seems like it'll be impossible to be a worse percentage shooter than him. However, Travis Outlaw managed to do that. The dunk pictured above is one of his rare makes.

    Outlaw only shot 37.5 percent from the field, and he's a forward who spends some of his time in the paint.

    Come on now!

New Orleans Hornets: Trevor Ariza

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    Trevor Ariza left Los Angeles for a chance to be a star on a team. With a 39.8 field-goal percentage in 2010-11, he's definitely not going to be able to do that.

    Ariza's numbers were elevated by playing with Kobe and the Lakers. Now, he's taken a dip and is only averaging 11 points per game in The Big Easy. 

New York Knicks: Roger Mason

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    Roger Mason spent some time on the Spurs earlier in his career and was a solid 42.5 percent shooter on a team not noted for their offense.

    Now, he's on Mike D'Antoni's Knicks, and his shooting percentage was expected to go up, but it crashed.

    Mason only shot 33.8 percent from the field in 26 games. 

Oklahoma City Thunder: Nate Robinson

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    Nate Robinson spent most of last season with the Celtics, and he was dreadful. In 55 games with Boston, he shot just 32.8, down about 10 percent from 2009-10. 

    This led to his trade to the Thunder, where he shot just 25 percent in four regular season games for the Thunder. He rarely played in the playoffs and was 2-for-7 when he did play. 

Orlando Magic: Quentin Richardson

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    Quentin Richardson was never really a great shooter throughout his career, shooting 39.8 percent in his career. 

    Now that he's older and less athletic, it's even worse for Q.

    Q shot 34.1 percent from the field for Orlando this past season in 57 games. 

Philadelphia 76ers: Jason Kapono

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    The former UCLA Bruin once shot almost 50 percent for the Heat. Now, he is reduced to a scrub role on the Sixers.

    In 24 games, he shot 25 percent from the field and averaged just 0.7 points per game.


Phoenix Suns: Aaron Brooks

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    Brooks played in 18 games for the Suns this year after his trade from the Rockets. His numbers with the Suns actually improved after the trade, but he was a 34.6 percent shooter for the Rockets prior to his trade.


Portland Trail Blazers: Luke Babbitt

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    There's a reason why Luke Babbitt only played in 24 games this season. The first-round pick from 2010 only averaged 27 percent from the field.

    That stat line has Blazers executives shooting themselves in the groin. 

Sacramento Kings: Donte Greene

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    Donte Greene wasn't that dreadful for the Kings this year. He did hit the 40 percent mark from the field, but that's about all he hit. In 69 games, he averaged 40.4 percent from the field. 

    That's actually a lot better than his 32.6 field-goal percentage from 2008-09. 

San Antonio Spurs: Ime Udoka

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    Ime Udoka's numbers hit rock bottom last year. He averaged merely 0.7 points per game in 20 games and shot just 23.8 percent in his second stint with the Spurs. 

Toronto Raptors: Jerryd Bayless

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    Surprisingly, almost everyone is shooting over 43 percent on the Raptors. If they aren't, they are scrubs who rarely play. That being said, Bayless shot exactly 43 percent from the field for Toronto, making him the worst shooter on a shockingly good shooting team. 

Utah Jazz: Ronnie Price

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    Price played in 59 games this season and only shot 35.2 percent from the field. Yikes!

Washington Wizards: John Wall

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    The star point guard received criticism from ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd earlier this year for doing The Dougie.

    Here is a more valid criticism. Wall is only shooting 41 percent from the field, and if he wants to be more like Magic and less like Iverson, he needs to improve that and not rely only on shooting and missing.