Originally Posted by KC_Connection
Tharpe can knock down 3's, but it doesn't mean he's any good at it. Self better tell him to focus on facilitating this year...they have more than enough players that can hit shots.
I'm certainly not pointing out that Tharpe should be a main longball option.
But I think for Tharpe to really take off and be something special this season (which I think he can) he needs to play smarter. He spent last season learning to know "when" to shoot, which IMO is very important. You can always improve your shot, and his 3PT% while below average (I think around 33%), can get better with practice, and I think it will. Having people outside that can shoot the rock will also help him be able to penetrate in the lane. This team is going to have all sorts of ways to score it's going to be sickening. But with a little better shot and other players as legitimate threats, will allow him to be open more. I think he's going to be a double figure scorer just because of how much he'll have the ball in his hands. somewhere around 10-12pts a game.