Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards Notes and Observations: 12-22-17

Confident and aggressive RHJ remains a blast to watch. Coincidentally like the aforementioned Jokic, RHJ constantly backs defenses onto their heels with quick decision-making. That has made a world of difference in his ability to generate scoring chances.

RHJ currently has the same free throw rate as Giannis Antetokounmpo while maintaining a career-high usage over 20 percent. Better yet, as the six assists from the blowout win hint at, RHJ has done well to not just use quick decision-making for his own looks at the basket, but to also pass the ball well. Perhaps more impressively, he has done so without frequent turnovers in Atkinson’s system. Applaud RHJ for the hard work he has put in to cultivate such a basketball intelligence despite his inability to provide spacing with a three-point shot.

The Hard Truth About Dinwiddie

Spencer Dinwiddie again continued to add impressively to his breakout season resume with 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc in 22 minutes. According to’s Synergy data, Dinwiddie currently perches in the top 25 of players with the most usage of their possessions on isolation plays; yet he also currently scores more efficiently on those isolations than over 80 percent of the league, a status only shared by LeBron James, Chris Paul and James Harden.

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