Reason number 2: Johnny Davis is a horrendous shooter
As I’ve already mentioned, the three-point shooting for Davis was a disaster last season. While there was room for optimism following his sophomore season with Wisconsin, there isn’t much left after his rookie season.
What really killed that optimism, however, was his complete inability to hit three-point attempts off the catch. He only converted on 29.1 percent of these attempts, a horrible mark for any player, even worse for a shooting guard.
He is not good at moving off the ball either. This limits the quality of looks he gets in catch and shoot opportunities. But even fixing that area on offense wouldn’t be enough to end his shooting woes.
There is not a ton of optimism for improvement right now as his shooting form also isn’t great. While his base is almost perfect, his release is extremely mechanical and he flares his elbow out a decent amount.
It is possible for players to reconstruct their shooting form, but that takes time that Davis may not have, and it will get worse before it gets better.
With the Wizards having nothing but time to give and a strong likelihood that they aim to do nothing but lose games, especially in the 2024-’25 season, he may be given that chance to improve. It’s still not likely.
The truth of the matter is, there aren’t many players left in the NBA who aren’t at least good in two different areas. Even players like Patrick Beverley or Andre Drummond are capable in more than just one thing. Johnny Davis, past perimeter and help defense, does nothing at an NBA level.