Preface: This is NOT a debate whether Jon Scheyer’s high minutes/game average throughout the season is causing him to wear out. Those who know me already know that I find that argument ridiculous, and K has inferred as much himself in recent post-game press conferences.
When a player is “tired,” I expect to see shots being missed short, resulting in generally sub-par field goal percentages as the season progresses. So, how are Jon Scheyer’s shooting percentages holding up? Let’s take a look…
A few interesting notes:
- Over the last 1/3 of the season (11 games), Jon has shot below his season average on 2-point FG’s on 8 occasions; however,
- he has also shot above his season average on 3-point FG’s 6 times in the same period.
- Disturbingly, he has shot below his season average on both 2-point and 3-point FGs in his last three consecutive outings.
This “tired” debate has undoubtedly arisen because Jon’s 2FG% is substantially worse over the last 1/3 of the season. If his 3FG% continues to slide as well, this argument will gain additional merit; however, the “tired” label cannot be justified if his 3pt shot starts falling again.
So I ask again: Is Jon Scheyer tiring?
The jury is still out.