Over at Bleacher Report, I wrote about “the Redick Slide,” finding space in the Clippers’ offense and why a certain Duke alum is so important to LA’s attack. Click here to read the full article. Here is an excerpt:
He may be creating more, but he’s still doing a lot of catching and shooting.
Redick made more than 42 percent of his catch-and-shoot three-point opportunities a year ago, and though his efficiency is down this season in those situations, his percentage of shots coming from them is almost identical. Eventually, especially considering how hot he’s been of late, it stands to reason his accuracy on catch-and-shoot attempts will get back to normal.
It’s not just the quick release and accuracy which allows Redick to shoot at such a high percentage, but also his ability to find space off the ball. So many people think successful shooting starts when receiving the rock and ends when releasing the shot. In reality, the starting point is much sooner than that.
The world’s best shooters understand how to get open.