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Davis playing within himself, but where are the FTs?

Since Glen Davis's interview where he took the blame for the Magic's struggles -- a comment that may or may not have been an acknowledgment of his poor shot selection in the season's opening weeks, but let's run with it -- he's averaged 13.0 points on .517 shooting and 10.4 rebounds in 30.2 minutes a game. Let's see if he can stick with it, but I've noticed marked improvement in his shot selection (mostly) and an increased focus on the boards. (The Atlanta game was a bit of an exception, but it's okay to struggle with Horford and Josh Smith, and it's not like anyone was doing any better against the Hawks.)

One concern/bright spot: he's not shooting nearly as many free throws as usual. Through his career, Davis has averaged a little under 7 FGs and 2.6 FTs per game -- slightly better than a 3:1 ratio. This season, he's more than doubled his attempts/game (15.5), and is only attempting 2.4 free throws... a 6.5:1 ratio. I don't think there has been any drastic change in the kinds of shots Davis has been taking -- maybe early in the season, when he fell in love with his jumper. But in the last 5 games, he's been a lot more honest about going to the hoop, with similar results (11.6 FG attempts, 1.8 FT attempts.) Clearly, getting more free throws (he's a .702 career FT shooter) would help Davis with his overall scoring efficiency.

Anyone have any idea why he's suddenly not getting to the line? Some of it is probably that the team as a whole doesn't draw nearly enough fouls, so Davis isn't getting fouled in the penalty as much. But is that all of it?

This FanPost was made by a member of the Orlando Pinstriped Post community, and is to be treated as the opinions and views of its author, not that of the blogger or blog community as a whole.

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