puffyusaf#2 wrote:^Nash is severely underrated by Lakers fans
Who underrates his shooting? Dude's a sniper, one of the best ever. He just doesn't shoot enough.
Well, If he shot a lot more you can bet his percentages would not be quite as good. A big part of being an excellent shooter statistically is that you are excellent at shot selection. Nash is also one of the most amazing passers we've ever seen, often times he puts himself in a position to make a really difficult shot, but an 'easy'(by his standards) pass. If he was more of a 'shoot first' player and actually took those shots, you can bet his % would suffer.
This is why people say that Nash is a shooter and not a scorer. He can hit a shot from anywhere on the court, but he can't hit a shot from any situation and furthermore, the way he plays the game, often puts himself in impossible shot situations for the express purposes of breaking down the defense and passing.