2. 3-Point Shooting
It’s no secret that the Houston Rockets like to shoot treys, as they’ve attempted 43.9 triples per game, which is the most in the league. The Rockets have actually had their lowest 3-point percentage this season than they’ve ever had under Mike D’Antoni, as they’re only shooting 34.7 percent from long-range.
This is an area DeMarre Carroll can help with, as he’s a career 35.9 percent shooter from 3-point range. Carroll has never attempted more than 5.4 treys per game during any of his eleven seasons in the league.
This could possibly change now that he’s a member of the Houston Rockets because you’d have to think he’d have the green light to fire away from downtown, and he’ll have the open looks as well. Carroll shot 39.5 percent from long-range during the 2014-15 season, which was the 15th-best percentage from deep that season.
This was a career best for Carroll and he followed that up with yet another stellar year from downtown during the 2015-16 season. During that season, Carroll shot 39 percent from distance, which was the 19th-best percentage from downtown that year.
The fact that the Houston Rockets are getting another top-20 sniper in the league is incredible, not only because their style of play but also because of the fact that they’ve got two top-10 facilitators in the league.
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