Examining Jodie Meeks’ Shooting Efficiency

Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles LakersSigned last offseason primarily to space the floor, Jodie Meeks shot just 38.7 percent on field goals (career-low) and 35.7 percent on three-pointers (second-lowest mark in his career) during the 2012-13 year.

“My shooting was up and down for whatever reason,” he said during his exit interview in April 2013. “Just take the summer to get a lot of reps up, be ready for next year and come back with a lot of confidence. I know this system fits me perfectly and (D’Antoni) has a lot of confidence with me.”

This year, that offseason work has paid off.

Meeks has shown a marked improvement in getting to the rim and finishing, while also converting at an all-time high from beyond the arc. Through 21 games, the sharpshooter is averaging 13.5 points on 50.0 percent field goals and 45.6 percent on three-pointers. All marks would be career-highs.

Below are shot charts and a breakdown of Meeks’s shooting efficiency this year.
*All information used is courtesy of NBA.com/stats.

2012-13 three-point shooting
Left corner: 20 for 58 (34.48 percent)
Right corner: 18 for 43 (41.86 percent)
Above the break: 84 for 239 (35.15 percent)
Total: 122 for 342 (35.7 percent)
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2013-14 three-point shooting
Left corner: 12 for 18 (66.7 percent)
Right corner: 4 for 12 (33.3 percent)
Above the break: 31 for 73 (42.5 percent)
Total: 47 for 103 (45.6 percent)
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2012-13 shooting near the rim
Restricted Area: 60 for 117 (51.3 percent)
- Driving Layup Shot: 16 for 29 (55.2 percent)
- Layup Shot: 19 for 51 (37.3 percent)
In the Paint (Non-RA): 5 for 25 (25.0 percent)
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2013-14 shooting near the rim
Restricted Area: 38 for 58 (65.5 percent)
- Driving Layup Shot: 14 for 18 (77.8 percent)
- Layup Shot: 11 for 23 (47.8 percent)
In the Paint (Non-RA): 7 for 14 (50.0 percent)
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