He never attempted more than 297. 43 shy of Rose (and counting).
Besides, are we REALLY comparing Henderson to MJ, or even Rose for that matter?
either way it is safe to say that 32% rose or 42% (mj's best by far with over 100 attempts) were not three point shooters and not a shot that you would want over them driving or shooting a mid range jumper. sure gerald could improve but his game will in all likelihood be mid range and dribble drive off of passes.
Using Rose doesn't really make sense either:
Rose makes his rookie year--16
Henderson makes in his two year career--7
Rose attempts his rookie year--72
Henderson attempts in his two year career--41
Rose shooting % his rookie year--.222%
Henderson shooting % in his two year career--.171%
So Rose made more than double the 3 pointers, in half the time. Attempted more than double in half the time. And has a much better shooting %. Furthermore, Rose's % from his rookie to sophomore year jumped by about .40, and then about another .40 from his 2nd to 3rd year. Henderson's % declined by about .80
Last edited by SWedd523; 03-30-2011 at 02:58 PM.
We didn't think Hendo was a very good shooter period before this year...he proved us all wrong. So I am just going to assume he will never be a great 3 pt. shooter and hope he proves me wrong again.
I don't know that he'll become Ray Allen-like in his 3-point shooting ability, but I feel like he can improve enough to keep the defense honest.
Our very own Larry Johnson comes to mind when we talk about a guy developing his 3 point shot (between his 3rd and 4th year):
I don't think there is a reason a guy like Hendo can't do the same. If he could at least just knock down the occasional 3 it would definitely help with floor spacing to say the least.
Without quoting any basketball references, I think Gerald can absolutely develop into a good 3 point shooter.
There are many examples of this happening with players. Think about it, a guy like Gerald dominates at every level (prior to NBA) with his athleticism. If you can shake a guy and then jump over another, why would you shoot 3's? I'm sure that is the case with him in high school and before as well. I have watched him at Duke and even in college, he was a dominant athlete so why shoot 3's.
While I didn't see Hendo play before college, I am truly enjoying watching him develop from his freshman year at Duke to now. The development is astounding and I see nothing to lead me to beleive that it won't continue. 3 point shooting is the next logical step. I believe he will do it.
With that being said, he will never be Ray Allen or Reggie Miller but a 40% shooter would be amazing.
In Cho I Trust!