Before I start this I would just like to say this is not me trying to say that what Foye brings is not valuable. I do think that what he brings is valuable and have enjoyed watching him hit his threes throughout the season. His role is bigger then I would like though and the times he hits threes shows this. I went through everyone of the made three point shots by Foye to see when he was hitting them and if they were at times that are pressure filled or if it is a time when there is not much pressure to make them.
First off lets start with the good. He does not have one quarter he likes more then the other. He is pretty equal throughout the whole game. In the first quarter he has made 11. In the second quarter he has made 13. In the third quarter he has made 14. In the fourth quarter he has made 15.
So he is making threes we all know this. But when is he making them? That was my question. One thing is for sure when he gets hot he is HOT! When you look at the quarters he makes them it is always one quarter he will make two or three and the rest of the game nothing. But one thing is certain. When we are down or up by more then 8 points he has made 28 of his threes this year. That is exactly 50% of the time we are either getting beat handily or we are beating someone handily. That does not take much pressure in my eyes to make those threes.
Foye has only made 4 three point shots in the 4th quarter with under 5:00 mins in the game that we are close. That is only 7% of his three point shots! So with him not giving us anything but three point shooting should he really be closing games?
Most of his shots come in the middle of the game. Which does help the team win I am not disputing that. But when you truly break down the games and you see when and where he is making them he is either making them or he is not. If he gets hot that is huge. He should get more minutes and he should stay in there. But just as fast as he heats up he cools off. In the OKC game he made 4 by half but did not make another one after that. In the TOR game he made 4 in the 2nd and 3rd quarters then did not make another. He made 3 in the 4th quarter of the NO game but had not made one up until that point.
So the question has to be is Randy Foye that valuable? Does he bring that much to the team? In one sense he does. He does hit threes and they do bring something that we do not have. But would it be that much different if we played him 15 mins a night? Most definitely not. He will have a space of 7 mins where he is on fire but once that is done he is usually ice cold. He has not had a game where in every quarter he is on fire. He hurts the team as much as he helps the team because almost every night he has a mismatch at the SG position. So instead of playing him 27 mins a night we could cut down those minutes give them to someone that is an all around player and probably help the inconsistency that we see from our other wings.
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