Treveon Graham‘s shot continues to be delayed in arriving in Brooklyn after he was signed as a free agent last summer following a two-year stint with the Charlotte Hornets.
Graham entered this season a 43.8 percent career shooter from 3-point range, but he has not looked comfortable shooting the ball as a member of the Brooklyn Nets — not in the preseason, not in the first two games before he missed more than two months with a hamstring injury and not in six games since returning from that injury.
His shooting percentage on the season would be a bad batting average if this was baseball instead of basketball. It’s been next-level bad.
After Monday’s bagel-for-5, donut-for-4 shooting night, Graham is hitting 17.5 percent overall and 11.5 percent from deep.
No, seriously. Those are the numbers. Graham is 7-for-40 overall and 3-for-26 from 3-point range.
The biggest winner in Graham making the last two starts for Brooklyn at the 4 spot may be Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, whose wayward shooting suddenly appears to make him the second coming of Stephen Curry when compared to Graham.
Ed Davis was efficient when he was on the floor. The problem was that didn’t happen for very long as he piled up fouls quickly.
If you’re looking for a reason why a guy who shoots 62.2 percent from the floor and averages 17 rebounds per 36 minutes has never found his way into a starting lineup with regularity, it would be because he fouls. A lot.
Davis is averaging 5.8 whistles per 36 minutes, the runaway leader on the Brooklyn roster (Jared Dudley is second at 4.0 fouls per 36).
On the other hand, he’s found a comfortable niche as mentor/backup to young Jarrett Allen and as an enforcer in the paint when the shot-swatting kid is taking a breather.
- Allen Crabbe (sore right knee, 16th straight game missed, 17th overall)
- Jared Dudley (left hamstring strain, 2nd straight game missed)
- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (right adductor strain, 7th straight game missed, 11th overall)
- Caris LeVert (subtalar dislocation, right foot; 31st straight game missed)
- Dzanan Musa (left shoulder subluxation, 14th straight game missed, 28th overall)