His "scoring has been sparse" in quantity, as Jon Greenburg noted at ESPNChicago.com, and his bricks have been "plentiful," if you want to interpret the information in the laziest, most trite manner you can. Voluntary ignorance of Bogans' high frequency of making 3s doesn't make those baskets disappear and the numbers don't lie when they tell us that Bogans scores more points per shot attempt over almost the last three months than anyone could seriously ask of any shooting guard in a rotation.
Tuesday, he scored a season-high 17 points on 5-for-10 shooting -- all 3s -- and when we decide to not be ignorant, we see that that high percentage was not a fluke:
"It doesn't frustrate me at all, ... I'm being talked about," Bogans said with a smile after he scored a season-high 17 points in nearly 29 minutes Tuesday night during the Bulls' 98-79 victory over the Wizards.
"I've been around long enough (seven-year veteran). You know, people are going to say things. But I am here for my team; I want to win. I'm not worried about individual stuff. I've had individual things and my goal is to win a championship."
"My job on this team is to defend first," he said. "I think people get caught up in (saying) I am a shooting guard, and I am not shooting the ball. But when you have Derrick (Rose), Luol (Deng) and Carlos (Boozer) taking the bulk of the shots ... I mean, I'm just going to get us going defensively. When my shot is there I will take it. I know my role on this team."
"I got more looks, I played more minutes and my teammates did a good job of finding me when we executed our offense," Bogans said. "I just took my shot when it was there. I didn't do anything differently than I normally do. I just played a little bit more and got more looks."
To put his monthly eFG% in perspective, Kyle Korver leads the team at .553 on the season and Bogans is next on that list, leading all starters, with Carlos Boozer's .524 coming in third. As for his monthly 3P%, Korver leads the team on the season at .430 with C.J. Watson's .395 in second, and Bogans' .373 in third.
There's no reason to believe Bogans can't hit 40% of his 3s and have an outstanding eFG% around .600 from now through the playoffs. If anything, Bulls fans should want Bogans taking better advantage of his open looks and for his teammates to feed him the ball more often in those situations.
And, for the record, I was one of those ignorant droolers last month. That's what sparked my investigation of the data in February. For those fixated on his low volume of minutes coming with Rose, Boozer, and Deng even after reading my post from last month, I have no help for you. I can only hope you operate your computer while wearing a helmet.