Miami Heat: Defining The Impact Of Kyle Lowry’s Shooting In 1 Play
Like a good penetrator or playmaker from the middle of the floor, Jimmy Butler or Bam Adebayo in example, a willing and good range shooter, nonetheless one with the passing acumen of Kyle Lowry, can be a lethal asset to a team.
It’s sort of like the concept of gravity, though applied differently for someone who can manipulate it in any multitude of ways. Plainly put, when he’s looking for his own offense and especially with the way he gets it done, it can only serve to make his teammates that much more effective.
Be that via the space it provides, the attention it draws, or the activity it forces, it does something for the rest of his team.
Take this sequence from the very top of the Boston Celtics win on Wednesday.
Do you see what happened there? Yes, you have to give Lowry the credit for selling it and then making a nifty little pass with the absolute correct amounts of touch and trickery, but the whole thing is set up by the threat of him nailing a patented 30-footer on the pick action.
Neither Celtics defender really wants to leave Lowry there, allowing Bam Adebayo an easy roll and finish at the cup. You just love to see it unfold.