The Portland Trail Blazers have plenty of concerns in the midst of a 6-12 start to the 2023-24 NBA season. The Athletic published a piece [subscription required] asking local experts about the biggest worry for their particular team. Columnist Jason Quick offered up the following:
3-point shooting: There are many categories of concern to choose from — most of which can be traced to the Blazers’ long injury list — but the one that will instantly help them become more competitive if fixed is their 3-point shooting. Portland ranked last in 3-point percentage for much of the season, but in the last week, it has moved ahead of Memphis. The uptick was in direct correlation to the returns of Malcolm Brogdon and Scoot Henderson from injury, as the two point guards have created better looks through penetration. The shooting will get another boost in December when Anfernee Simons returns from thumb surgery.
Do you agree? If you were listing the Blazers’ concerns, would three-point shooting top the list or would something else supersede it? Share your biggest concern in the comments below as we await the Blazers and Jazz tonight at 6:30, Pacific!