Johnny Davis needs to get to the rim more often to succeed
For a player who is a limited shooter past the short midrange, it would make sense for a majority of Davis’ shot diet to consist of attempts within three feet of the basket. While this is a great assumption, only 14% of his shot attempts are in that range. On the flip side, over 40% of his shots come from three-point range.
This is particularly frustrating considering the fact that Davis shot 70.8% within three feet of the hoop and 24.3% from three-point range. This is a stark contrast, even when accounting for the huge difference in shot difficulty.
It is clear that Davis needs to stop settling for jump shots and drive the ball more often. This would open up not only his three-point shooting for easier looks, but also give him more avenues as a playmaker. This seems like the biggest area for the young guard to work on this offseason.
Taking advantage of his clear ability to score at the rim would not only generate more points for the Wizards but it would also force the defense to think more often as there aren’t really any threats to drive the ball on the current roster.
If Johnny Davis is able to add these three skills to his repertoire next season, he will see a huge second year jump. This is also a great way for him to solidify himself in the rotation for the foreseeable future.