Commentary

Most underrated shooters

PER Diem: March 3, 2010

Updated: March 4, 2010, 10:22 AM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Jason Kidd and Chauncey Billups Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE/Getty ImagesJason Kidd and Chauncey Billups are among the league's best shooters. Just not by the usual metrics.

Chauncey Billups shoots 43.9 percent, yet he's one of the most valuable offensive players in the league. That's a fact. But I've had unusual difficulty explaining it to people concisely. Yes, he has a great true shooting percentage, but that's not quite the entire answer. Lots of players have great TS percentages, and Billups is pretty much the only one to do so while shooting such a low percentage from the floor.


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