The Brooklyn Nets have more than enough problems to keep them busy for some time.
But there are other smaller things plaguing the team that are keeping them far from playoff contention for now.
Two seasons ago, Joe Harris shot 52% on wide-open threes.
This season? 38% (15-40)
It's still early, but the Nets desperately need these open looks to fall
— Doug Norrie (@DougNorrie) November 14, 2022
For example, Joe Harris is supposed to be one of the Nets’ sharpshooters, able to sink deep twos and threes and keep them ahead of their opponents on the offensive end of the floor.
Just a couple of years ago, he was shooting 52% on wide-open threes.
This season he’s just 15-of-40 on those same shots, of 38%.
The Nets will need Harris to fix this if they wish to get back on track.
Last season, Harris was shooting 46.6% of his threes and the season before the led the league with 47.5%.
This season, he’s at 34.5%.
That number just isn’t enough for a team that isn’t the biggest and needs to rely on outside shooting.
Seth Curry picks up a lot of slack when it comes to threes but he’s been hurt all season long so Brooklyn has gotten into a deep hole in this regard.
That will need to change in the weeks ahead.
The good news is that Harris has become more consistent from downtown lately.
On Sunday, he shot at 50%, which isn’t bad and he was 40% in the game before.
That’s much better than the 1-from-8 he shot just a few games before.
Harris obviously knows what to work on and he’s trying his best.
The Nets are hoping he can find his shot soon and stick with it.