Do NBA players actually follow the league in which they play?
This players survey kind of conveys the message that, no, they really don’t. How else does one explain the Timberwolves’ Wes Johnson being named the league’s 12th-best pure shooter? That’s one spot ahead of Oklahoma City dynamo Kevin Durant.
Johnson, mind you, shot 39 percent from the floor this season. He was a 31 percent shooter from beyond the arc and a 71 percent shooter from the free-throw line, all while averaging 6 points per game. Durant, on the other hand, shot nearly 50 percent from the floor, 39 percent from 3-point range and 86 percent from the stripe. Oh, and he averaged a cool 28 points per night.
So, yeah, we’ll go against the grain here and assume KD is a slightly safer bet to nail that last-second jumper.