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Not good right now=26.7% He is avg. under 6 pts a game in limited play. CMac is actually shooting better from the field. Are you worried about JBo's scoring?
Nope. He has really been taking it easy on his scoring attempts. Seems to be doing other things instead. I think he is letting others carry the scoring load. Not worried. When the spotlight goes on and he is needed, he will be there.Not good right now=26.7% He is avg. under 6 pts a game in limited play. CMac is actually shooting better from the field. Are you worried about JBo's scoring?
This.Bohannon is a great Hawk and has been a ton of fun to watch over the years, but I think a lot of fans overestimate his importance in terms of production. A few years back, he was essentially the focal point of the offense. Be glad those days are over, because JBo is now freed up to play a role suiting his skillset rather than having to carry the team. He's an above average catch and shoot guy that also happens to provide some critical intangibles in terms of leadership, composure, and having a knack for coming through in the clutch. We can have a great year with JBo averaging well below double digit scoring. That's a good thing because it means we're a much more complete and balanced team than we were when JBo was putting up bigger numbers.
The real question is, what's more effective at the end of a game...a JBo 3 or a Woodbury eye rake (assuming he's not already in foul trouble)?At least for me, I want Jordan taking 3's and as many as he's open to take. I would take him in the clutch taking 3's over almost any Hawkeye of all time let alone on this team. That's just me I realize, but I want the All Time leader taking em for me.
Yeah if we matchup against a team with a young PG that sags off of him too much I could see JBo taking advantage of a matchup here and there for a big game. But we just aren't going to be running many sets for him to get a good look. His shots will be opportunistic in transition and on kickouts in the halfcourt. I was hoping he'd average close to 10-12 pts a game but he may not get that much. And he very well may not need to. The important thing will be is if he's capable of doing it now and then when needed and I think he is.People need to realize that his role has really changed now with all the players around him. I think he will have more of a complimentary role but can still and will still get on the occasional hot streak.