Sacramento Kings take your best shot: Jack Cooley

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 09: Jack Cooley
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 09: Jack Cooley /

A Royal Pain continues our take your best shot series with a look at where Jack Cooley fires his most efficient attempts.

The Sacramento Kings overhauled their roster this offseason.  The Kings had a fantastic draft, signed three name veteran free agents, brought over a compelling Euro stash player and even took advantage of the new two-way contracts.  Jack Cooley received one of the bilateral deals with Sacramento.  Cooley is an experienced professional who has bounced around applying his trade all over the globe since 2013.

Today, we take a closer look at Cooley’s offensive game in hopes of resolving where he attempts his most efficient shot.

Cooley’s best shot

Jack Cooley has limited NBA experience despite his vast professional basketball experience, so finding enough data to make an informed decision was difficult.  Never fear, though.  I came through once again.  I tracked down his shot chart from the 2016-2017 German league season, which you can view here courtesy of Korbrechung.

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Cooley plays a traditional big man game, and he loves to attack in the paint.  His ideal shot is a dunk or layup.  The closer Cooley can get to the basket, the better as far as he is concerned.  He slightly favors the left side on the floor in total shot attempts, but in close, he prefers the right.  Do not expect lots of jumpers flying from Cooley’s fingers this season because this man will be ferociously attacking the rim.

Final Thoughts

Sacramento Kings and Reno Bighorns newcomer Jack Cooley plays like a traditional center and loves to attack the basket.  It is worth noting that because of his two-way contract Cooley can only feature 45 days for the Kings this season.  The remainder of the year he will apply his trade in the G-League with Reno.  Cooley provides excellent depth at the four and five in the event of injury to a rotation player.  Look for him to be getting buckets in close for both the Kings and Bighorns in the 2017-2018 season.

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