December 26, 2017, 9:13 am
Allen Crabbe has hit just 14-of-53 from 3-point range over his last seven games as his 36.4 percent from deep is his worst since 2014.
After the Nets inked Crabbe to a huge four-year, $83 million offer sheet in 2016, they saw Portland match it and then the shooting wing went on to finish second in the entire league in 3-point shooting at 44.4 percent. Brooklyn traded for him this summer, but so far hasn’t gotten his renowned shooting stroke. “Listen, he’s struggling a little bit,” coach Kenny Atkinson admitted of Crabbe. “I feel like he’s getting decent looks. I thought he attacked the rim [in the last game], which I liked. Maybe that can get him going a little more, getting to the rim.” His 2.8 drives per game are by far the lowest of Brooklyn’s perimeter players, as, even jump shooters like Joe Harris and Nik Stauskas are at 3.5 and at 4.8. respectively. Unfortunately, Crabbe’s game is somehow limited and his owners can only count on his 2.4 triples per game for the season.