Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 12/14/12
MILWAUKEE -- Ask Monta Ellis about his career-low shooting percentage, and his answer will be simple. He'll say that he's getting his usual shots, that he just needs to knock them down. Ellis is a scorer, so naturally he believes he can make just about any shot on the court, and he certainly has during his eight-year NBA career. But as this season's numbers continue to pile up, it is becoming clear how Ellis has to score in order for the Milwaukee Bucks to be successful. One of the most dangerous players in the league driving to the hoop, Ellis is hard to defend when he's focused on that part of his game, like he was in 2007-08, when he shot 53.1 percent for the season. This season, on attempts closer than five feet from the basket, Ellis is a 55.8 percent shooter. He's at 50.0 percent on shots from five to nine feet. The drop comes after that, with his accuracy falling to 32.4 percent on shots from 10 to 14 feet and 31.7 percent on shots 20 to 24 feet away from the basket. A huge p...
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