Detroit Pistons: 3 interesting statistics after loss to Spurs

Josh Jackson #20 of the Detroit Pistons(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons, Tyler Cook
Tyler Cook #25 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons: Tyler Cook’s “right under the rim” range

Tyler Cook reminds me of a quote from the movie “Hoosiers” (I hate this movie btw, sorry) where coach Norman Dale tells rarely used bench player Everett, “Don’t shoot the ball unless you’re under the basket all by yourself!”

This must be the instruction Dwane Casey gives to Tyler Cook because my man does nothing but dunk the ball.

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I saw someone mention this on Twitter and did some investigating that turned up some funny stats.

Tyler Cook is shooting 66 percent on shots less than five feet from the basket. He is shooting a god-awful 30 percent on shots between five and nine feet.

On all other shots? Zero percent. That’s right, zero.

Not only has Cook not made a single shot beyond nine feet this season, he hasn’t even attempted one.

Cook has had some nice moments for the Pistons this season but I have a hard time imagining him in the rotation next season if he can’t shoot even a little.

The Detroit Pistons already have a lot of athletic guys who can’t shoot, so one of the trio of Cook, Jackson or Hamidou Diallo needs to learn how if they want to separate themselves from the pack.

The Pistons have some nice storylines this season but are still far from being a good team and need to work on the basics if they want to make a jump next season.

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