Originally Posted by Jones
I haven't seen too much of the games yet. Are all his points layups, or has he been able to hit open jumpers?
Just a guess, but I think he needs to be able to hit outside shots for his scoring to stay up.
He's been hitting a lot of open jumpers as well as making quick drives to the basket - that is part of what's been impressive. Last year players used to sag off Parker more because they didn't respect his jump shot, but when they've been doing that so far this season, he's been pulling up and hitting the shot. The minute they close in though he drives past them for the layup.
22.5 ppg so far. That's only four games and he may not be able to keep this up but then again maybe he's just getting started.