BREAKDOWN – Is Mo the Medicine to fix Marvin’s ills

When Mo Williams went out of the line-up on Dec 22nd Marvin Williams was averaging 10 pts a game and shooting 47%. Coupled with his defense on opposing small forwards and the Jazz were getting everything they had hoped for from the former Atlanta Hawk.

Since Mo Williams has been out of the line-up Marvin has lost his rhythm on the offensive end. These struggles have been caused to some extent by a bothersome knee but the Jazz style of play has changed dramatically since Mo went out.

Taking a look at these two shot charts you can see Marvin struggles.
MARVIN SHOOTING PRIOR TO MO WILLIAMS INJURY
marvin shot chart with mo

MARVIN SHOOTING AFTER MO WILLIAMS INJURY
marvin shot chart without mo

What is even more telling is where Marvin has been getting his shots. These next two charts are his shot disrubution with and without Mo. The % is the % of his shot taken in each zone

MARVIN SHOT DISTRUBTION WITH MO WILLIAMS
marvin shot distrubution with mo

MARVIN SHOT DISTRUBTION WITHOUT MO WILLIAMS
marvin williams shot distrubtion without mo