Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
MWP is shooting 40% from the field. I'll still find a way for Howard to shoot more than MWP if I was the coach. That's all I'm saying. I agree, injury is part of it - but IMO the system is also hurting him. He looks disinterested at times.
Dwight gets plenty of post touches within this system. He's #2 in the league in this respect, and he's certainly not the 2nd best post player in the league. Heck, probably not even on his own team.
Funny enough, despite the fact that Dwight shoots 57.1% from the field and Metta shoots 40.4% from the field, they both produce the same points per possession when a play finishes with them. (0.93) This is the stat to look at regarding who deserves shots, IMO, not the archaic FG%. This accounts for 3 pointers, free throws, & turnovers.
It's not always the coaches choice regarding who gets the most shots. We're not running plays for Metta, but he's intentionally left open by most opposing defenses. That's part of why I'm looking forward to seeing the Nash/Kobe/Meeks lineup play.