Daily Digits is a new daily feature we’re doing at Bullets Forever this year where we look at stats about the Wizards. We’ll dive into the numbers, add context, and discuss how they affect the product on the court.
Today’s stat is how many threes Jeff Green made in the Wizards’ win over the Magic on Friday, which was...
If you follow Green on social media, you know he likes to go by Uncle Jeff. Why? I have no clue. It’s not how I’d brand myself, but to each their own.
Season-high 24 points— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 26, 2019
6-9 from beyond the arc @unclejeffgreen had a pretty nice night shooting the ball in our win in Orlando.#WizMagic | #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/SK3HZaihy6
While plenty of people know Green as Uncle Jeff, he isn’t known as much of an outside shooter. He’s never been afraid to let if fly, but he’s a career 33.3 percent shooter from deep who has only shot over 34 percent three times in his career. He did it his second season as a pro when he was one of the first players to really experiment with playing as a combo forward. He did again in 2012-13 with the Celtics in his first season back from heart surgery.
He’s doing it again now, shooting 35.8 percent on the season despite only making 3 of his first 20 shots from deep this season. Since the start of November, Green is shooting over 40 percent from deep and he’s second on the team in total threes made. No one will ever confuse him for one of the Splash Brothers, but if he can keep shooting as well as he has this season, I’ll be happy to call him the Splash Uncle.