I keep hearing basketball analyst refer to the term Volume Shooter. From reviewing the stats of some of the so called volume shooters, they seem to all have poor shooting %s. How is it that these guys are evaluated by analyst and rated as good players? I see them simply as ball hogs and can not understand how some coaches allow bad shooters to keep shooting. Someone please explain the value of such players.
I'm not a fan of volume shooters either, but they do have the ability to make a big impact in a very short time.
If you can use one in the right way (off the bench preferably), then he can really put up points in a hurry. Think J.R. Smith, Ben Gordon, Tracy McGrady, Nick Young, etc...
Kobe, Melo and Iverson are all considered volume shooters as well. We all know the impact they have had on their franchises.
at what shooting % you become a volume shooter rather than a scorer. I think winning plays a huge part in it. Kobe is considered to be a shooting w/ a killer instinct because he wins while T-Mac is considered a volume shooter. The way the media uses the term now almost always has a negative conotation.