3 Ways the Wizards can Improve from Behind the Arc

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Washington Wizards. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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Wes Unseld Jr., Washington Wizards.
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How to Solve the Wizards Shooting Woes, Option Two: Shot Selection

The Wizards can adjust the offensive strategy and focus on discipline in order to improve from behind the arc internally. This is possible with the group they have, it would just require the coaching staff getting it across and the players buying in.

The Wizards shot distribution from behind the arc is not where it should be right now, and that explains a lot of the problems they are having. Kyle Kuzma would benefit the team by limiting some of his ‘feeling myself’ shot attempts.

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He is shooting 34 percent from deep, which isn’t terrible, but higher IQ shots could have that number closer to 37 percent than 34 percent.

Additionally, the already mentioned Dinwiddie is taking the second most three-point attempts per game right now. That’s a problem. If he can’t connect on more than 31 percent of those shots he needs to stop settling for them, regardless of how often he is left open behind the arc. 5.3 attempts per game is simply too many for a player that is well behind the teams best shooters in terms of ability.

If the Wizards clean up their shot selection and make the plays to create better shots, their percentage will inevitably increase. They can also benefit from better playcalling and offensive design to set players up in the best spots to get shots off.