I mentioned it before in my previous Eric Gordon video description and I’ll mention it again: there is a serious disconnect between the amount of three-pointers that Gordon takes and how good he is at said three-pointers. He is currently fifth in the league at three-point attempts per game (at 8.6, losing out only to Harden, Curry, George, and Walker). However, he is 186th in the league in three-point percentage, at 32% (nestled in between Anthony Davis and Devin Booker). It would take a long time to type out the full list of players who are better than him, so I’m not going to do it, but it’s worth nothing that the the “other” Gordon (Aaron) is higher than him on the list. Beating him at his own game, so to speak.
Since the Rockets’ style of basketball is predicated on players like Gordon chucking up threes whenever they want, I’m of half a mind to let his poor percentages slide by uncritiqued. But the other half of my mind is annoyed that somebody with Gordon’s relatively poor three-point accuracy can just shoot three-pointers all willy-nilly.
Deep under all my layers of emotion, I also find a small amount of sympathy for Rockets fans. It’s gotta be real tiring watching this guy shoot so many shots when you know they’re not going to go in. Two years ago was a different story for Gordon, but now he’s just a bricklayer supreme who has never received a mandate from coaching to either up the percentages or slow down the rate of attempts. Having somebody like that on my preferred team would drive me absolutely nuts.