August 28, 2012 in Professional
Last week, Ben Gulker discussed why the long two is the worst shot in basketball. Aaron McGuire of Gothic Ginobili touches on that concept in his evaluation of former Detroit Redford and Michigan star Manny Harris. Harris shot just 25 percent on shots between 10-23 feet. McGuire does note that there were some positives from Harris’ rookie season:
Harris — full name “Corperryale L’Adorable Harris” — was a shooting guard prospect the Cavaliers picked up off the D-League back in the dismal depths of the 2011 season. There was something very attractive about his game, to me. Maybe it was the fact that he played harder than anyone else did on that awful team, maybe it was the fact that he had some limited amount of swagger when he shot the ball, maybe it was the fact that he simply wasn’t tarred with quite as much of the runoff from the season as everyone else. Whatever it was, I liked watching him, and tended to ignore the fact that he may very well be the worst shooter in the entire league — he shot 37% from the field his rookie year, despite taking a very reasonable array of makeable shots. Still, he had a decent handle, he drew fouls like a pro, and he had an aggressive demeanor.
If Harris can improve his jumpshot in the D-League or overseas, he’ll have a shot at getting back to the NBA. If he doesn’t, he’ll be a high-level professional player in a top foreign league somewhere.