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The Houston Rockets are one of the worst overall shooting teams in the NBA. In fact, they’re 28th out of 30 teams in field goal percentage and 27th in three-point percentage. With that being said they are 5th in the league in free throw percentage.
The Rockets biggest problem is a team full of big men who have zero post game. Patrick Patterson, Marcus Morris, Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas are all jump shooters. Omer Asik’s offensive game is very limited. Most of his points come off of dunks put-backs and cuts to the basket.
The Rockets as a whole are a team full of jump shooters and three-point shooters. Teams that live and die by the jump shot never find much success against the top teams in the league.
Jeremy Lin is struggling tremendously with his shot. He’s shooting just 37% from the field and 30% from three. James Harden is shooting 44% from the field, which is great for a shooter, but he’s shooting just 27% from downtown. Chandler Parsons is also shooting just 38% from the field and 31% from three.
I do believe that the Rockets shooting percentage will go up. Guys like Lin and Parsons who are a big part of the offense will find their shot. But how much better can it get? The Rockets desperately need an offensive post presence. Will they find it? That remains to be unseen.