Expect Orlando's Shooting To Improve

During the Stan Van Gundy era, the Magic have been one of the league’s elite three-point shooting teams.

The Atlanta Hawks, who the Magic have tortured with the outside shot as much as anyone over that span, are now defending the Magic as well as anyone.

After Orlando’s win Tuesday, in which they shot just 34.6% from the field and 21.7% from beyond the arc, Van Gundy joked that he should actually show the ball going though the basket when he diagrams plays.

All joking aside, something is clearly wrong with Orlando’s shooters and it’s not just Atlanta’s defense.

On the chart below, you can see just how much Orlando’s players other than Dwight Howard, whose averaging 39.5 points per game on 71.4% shooting in the series, have underperformed.

eFG% Hedo Turkoglu Jason Richardson J.J. Redick Jameer Nelson Gilbert Arenas Brandon Bass Ryan Anderson
Season

53.4% 53.6% 53.8% 51.7% 43.3% 51.5% 55.8%
This Series  28.0% 30.0% 25.0% 48.5% 43.8% 20.0% 44.4%

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks Brandon Bass Gilbert Arenas Hedo Turkoglu J.j. Redick Jameer Nelson Jason Richardson Orlando Magic