No pure shooter is never washed up. In Portland Melo played the spot up shooter hitting 3s and open jumpers which is pretty much what he will do in LA. Bazemore and Malik Monk also join the squad. After looking at the moves LA has made it appears they are fixing their problem with the 3 ball and spot up jumpers which work well with LB and Russ combo. Like I said, this squad is old as far as Bball goes but they should be very interesting to watch as its a veteran squad.
Also whats up with the caps, you are hurting my eyes.
And they let Alex Caruso walk, and replaced him with more bad defenders sans Bazemore. Between trading away KCP, Kuzma and Harrell, and letting Caruso and Schroeder go, and replacing them with Westbrook, Anthony, Bazemore and Monk, how exactly did they fix their 3-ball problem?
KCP: .410 3P% on 5.5 3PA per 36 minutes
Caruso: .401 3P% on 3.1 3PA per 36
Westbrook: .315 3P% on 4.1 3PA per 36
Anthony: .409 3P% on 6.9 3PA per 36
Bazemore: .408 3P% on 5.0 3PA per 36
Monk: .401 3P% on 8.7 3PA per 36
If you take out Harrell (a PF who can't shoot, so didn't shoot from deep) and Westbrook (a PG who can't shoot, but won't stop shooting from deep), LA has only added one extra shooter thus far, considering who its lost and added.
Let's look at Defensive Box Plus/Minus to get an idea of how these guys contributed on the other end of the floor. Leaving Harrell out of this one because he's the only non-guard/wing, thus he's guarding different players in a different role:
So the Lakers added some extra perimeter shooting after replacing what they lost, and appear to have gotten worse on perimeter defense. It'll be an interesting year indeed.
And if no pure shooter is ever washed up, why isn't Kyle Korver on somebody's squad?
EDIT: Forgot to mention that all of the stats I listed come from basketball-reference.com.Last edited by burninmylight - on 03 August 2021