Dallas Mavericks: Analysis of shots for the first quarter of the season
By Vladislav Shufinskiy
Field goal percentage
Now consider what field goal percentage does Dallas shoot from each distance.
It is absolutely logical that shots from the closest distance have the highest field goal percentage. The remaining places in the top five are the result of a small number of shots from these distances. If the attempts increase, the percentage is sure to fall.
It is more interesting in the other two distances, which in addition to zero and one foot are included in the concept of “rim”. With three feet Dallas made every other shot, and from two feet, Dallas only hits two shots out of five.
The reasons for this lie in two points. The change in the types of shots and the fall of layup field goal percentage.
As for the change in the types of shots, the number of layup shots from both distances (zero to one & two to three feet) is approximately the same in percentage terms. The differences begin when instead of dunks, which make up more than a quarter of the shots from zero to one foot, come floaters and hooks, which have a much lower percentage of realization.
Layups in both categories make up about two-thirds of the total number of shots, but that doesn’t mean they’re the same. On the graph, you can see that the shots from zero to one foot are made at above 65 percent, and then there is a sharp drop of 30 percent. From two to three feet, only every third layup is put in.
Let us also take a look at clutch shooting and different type of shot attempts.