The Pistons sit at 3-10 on the season. Part of their lack of success is because, despite offensive weapons like Brandon Jennings, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith, they’re only mediocre on the offensive end. Why? If you ask Jennings, it’s because the Pistons literally don’t shoot during team practices. He explains, via MLive.com:
“If you ask the question about why we’re not making shots, we don’t shoot,” Jennings said after Friday’s 99-89 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. “We don’t shoot in practice. We haven’t really had a chance to work on our games or anything. When we do have shootarounds, we’re not able to get up shots like we should.”
The practice-poor Pistons have played 13 games already, losing 10 of them, and rank at or near the bottom of the NBA in the most important shooting categories.
Jennings said the Pistons would make good use of the three off days upcoming, with practices on Sunday and Monday. But they have to do a better job making use of game-day shootarounds too, he said.
“I just think if you’re going to have shootaround in the morning, I think it’s good that you get loose and you should work on shots that you’re going to take in the game,” he said. “Even before, after practice, we’ve got to start getting in the gym, just working on our game more.”