[saw this on realgm] From mlive.com from quite some time ago:
"There's a significant group of people who it just drives them crazy
that the mid-range game is disappearing, despite the fact that all you
have to do is look at all the numbers and know that about the worst
shot your team can get, at least by the league averages, is a mid-range
"The three highest percentage plays in the game by far right now
are free throws, number one, layups, number two, and three-point shots
number three. So why you would try to build a game around lower
percentage plays, I don't know. Other than there's some people that
just like to watch it, I guess."
He said this in response to criticism of his own team's lack of a mid range game.
However, applying this quote to the Bulls, you can quickly see why we're on pace to be one of the worst offenses in the past decade.
This offense is built entirely around the long mid range two point shot. It's the least efficient shot in basketball, and our offense is built around delivering it.
Minimal three point shooting
Minimal post scoring
Minimal free throws
That adds up to minimal efficiency. I've pointed it out before, but it's nice to see an NBA coach note the obvious rather than become trapped in an old belief system.