Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Free Throws The New Three Pointers For the Sixers?
The Sixers used to be the worst team in the NBA in three point shooting. But now Tony DiLeo has given them the green light to shoot more and given them confidence which has raised their team percentage from beyond the arc.
But now a new problem has faced the Sixers: free throw shooting. The Sixers have not been fantastic from the line all season, but in the last two games they have been particularly bad.
In their win against the New York Knicks, the Sixers shot 15 for 27. In their loss against the Mavericks, they shot 14 for 21. Overall, they have made just 60.4% in their last two games and 74% for the season, which puts them near the bottom in the NBA.
Who's to blame for the Sixers' free throw woes? Here are some repeat offenders.
Reggie Evans - 37 of 60, 61.7%
Willie Green - 28 of 41, 68.3%