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It’s a problem players just haven’t figured out how to fix.
“You can’t come in and say you need to change this about your shot, you need to change that. You just got to shoot the ball,” Nelson said. “Everybody in the locker room has confidence in the guy next to him. We just got to play with confidence.”
Van Gundy attributes most of the shooting woes to poor ball movement.
Orlando is averaging only 18 assists per game, good for 27th in the NBA. They’ve used more post-ups, which have diminished ball movement, and often become too stagnant and predictable.
The Magic have gotten away with some of their poor shooting mostly because their defense _ anchored by two-time reigning defensive player of the year Dwight Howard _ hasn’t dropped off. But they’ve also had a relatively soft schedule early, and the two toughest games they’ve played _ against Miami and Utah _ were both losses.
With the season barely a month old, however, the Magic aren’t overly concerned.
“We brought a lot of guys on our team in for a lot of reasons, but one thing they all have in common is that they can shoot the ball,” Van Gundy said. “History tells you that they can shoot the ball and we can’t panic over (10) games. We haven’t shot it well, but these guys have a history of shooting it well and will shoot it well.”
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