My point is, you found something that works that includes Anderson
Favored is not the right word at all. Im trying to show you that what he has done the last 2 years is something very few players have ever done. Hell, I cheated him out of .4 3PA/game. Why wouldn't I use his stats as a base to see how he stacks up?
It's just a quirk
I present you with data. You say the data is favoring Anderson and the results are random. I know its the internet, but I thought we were at least trying to have a real discussion.
The only guy on the list not known as a sharpshooter is Dee Brown. Every other guy has a reputation as being a very good 3pt shooter.
The larger point is that this production isnt frequent around the league and it isnt random for Anderson. Two years in a row and a repeater with Allen, Peja, and Rashard Lewis.
But he is one of, if not the worst FA signings in NO history.
That has no bearing on Anderson's skill or value.
But it shouldn't be 7 a game. They should work the ball to the basket more
Couple of things I disagree with here:
Andersons accuracy means he should take those threes. Say he takes 10 and hits 3.8, thats 11.4 total points. To get the same production from 2s, he has to shoot 57%. TS%, not FG% is the important number. And Anderson's TS% has always been very good.
Anderson stationed at the arc and able to hit them all day opens everything up for the team. He is a floor spacer. You cant cheat off of him to clog the lane for Davis, Holiday, Evans, Gordon. If you do, he will torch you.
Teams want him off the arc, why help them out? There is a difference between developing counter moves and moving away from a strength.
he averages under 3, so that doesn't make mathematical sense
2.5 3s is merely an average night. Some nights are worse, some nights are better. But that production worries defenses much more than any other player on last years team other than Gordon.
The whole thing is a bit silly. No one who knows basketball thinks Anderson is a franchise changer. Not every.NBA player is a complete package. And that is fine.
But Anderson has real value and he has an elite offensive skill set. He is one of the most efficient offensive players in the NBA. He had a down year in NO and was still very, very good on offense.
Is he a role player? Yes. So what? His contract is fair and he is a very attractive asset because of his on court production- however lacking you may find it