Brandon Jennings explains why the Pistons can’t shoot “We don’t shoot in practice”
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Brandon Jennings might be shooting a career high 43.8% from the field and 39.1% from downtown for the season but the Pistons as a whole are ranked 29th in the NBA in field goal percentage and Jennings has a good explanation to why.
“If you ask the question about why we’re not making shots, we don’t shoot,” Jennings said after Friday’s 99-89 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. “We don’t shoot in practice. We haven’t really had a chance to work on our games or anything. When we do have shootarounds, we’re not able to get up shots like we should.”
“I just think if you’re going to have shootaround in the morning, I think it’s good that you get loose and you should work on shots that you’re going to take in the game,” he said. “Even before, after practice, we’ve got to start getting in the gym, just working on our game more.”
Is it the responsibility of players or coaches to make sure those shooting repetitions happen?
“Both,” Jennings said.
The most startling fact is that Andre Drummond is shooting just 39.7% after shooting 62.3% last season!
Source: CBS Sports