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Wes At The Line

Wes Johnson had a chance to tie the game down the stretch with two free throws.  These FTAs were his 19th and 20th attempts of the year, which works out to 1.7 attempts/game--good for 9th on the team between Luke Ridnour and Sundiata Gaines.  

Prior to his late-game attempt against the Cats, Johnson had not been to the line since November 3rd in Orlando. This free throw drought lasted over 230 minutes of game action. Johnson's FT/FG of 11 puts him near the bottom of the league for small forwards.  

I mention this less of a complaint and more of something to keep an eye on throughout the season.  Not getting to the line is one of the primary pieces of fall out from being unable to proficiently handle the ball in a 1/2 court setting.  That being said, even Corey Brewer has been able to keep his free throw rate in the 20s. Small forwards need to get to the line.  The league average at the 3 after 10 games was .271

Just something to keep an eye on and hope for improvement, as this has the potential to be a game-changer in terms of how we look at Wes Johnson down the line.