Poor luck impacting the shooting of Dallas Mavericks wing Reggie Bullock
It is still early in the season. Yes, 15 games played is over 18 percent of the regular-season slate, but players are still finding their footing. Bullock is on a new team and trying to fit into a new scheme under head coach Jason Kidd, so fans should have expected the veteran to get off to a bit of a slow start.
Last season, the 30-year-old wing connected on 35.0 percent of his 140 open threes as classified by NBA Stats. That number jumped to 46.9 percent on his 211 wide-open triples. That is a 42.1 percent connect rate when the defender is at least four feet away from Bullock.
So far, he was attempted just six 3-pointers that were not open or wide open. The problem exists because Bullock is shooting 30.0 percent on open threes and 33.3 percent on wide-open tries. It is a 59 shot sample, but those numbers are just simply not good enough.
Reggie Bullock has consistently proven that he can shoot 40-plus percent on open threes, so fans should not panic. Those attempts will start falling as the season progresses and his comfort in the offense grows. It is only a matter of time.