Where To Let It Go?: Skal Labissiere

SACRAMENTO, CA - APRIL 11: Skal Labissiere
SACRAMENTO, CA - APRIL 11: Skal Labissiere /

See which spots on the court Skal Labissiere is efficient in scoring the basketball.

A Royal Pain begins a new series today. Throughout these next couple of weeks, ARP will analyze the Sacramento Kings‘ roster to see where each player is at their most efficient shooting the basketball.

The player who will be evaluated in this piece is second-year forward, Skal Labissiere.

Where To Let It Go?

According to the chart below, Labissiere had a successful campaign scoring the ball. For a guy who is 6’11”, he obviously had his highest field goal percentage in the paint (54.9%). With his length and finesse touch around the rim, Labissiere was able to score mostly off fadeaways and half-hook shots against opponents who were a lot stronger than him.

Labissiere was also successful shooting in the mid-range areas (50%, 49.1%) as well. During his college and 2016 summer league tenure, Labissiere showcased a smooth and silky jump shot which he also relied on while playing at the professional level. As the season progressed, Labissiere was able to gradually expand his shooting range where he eventually was taking occasional jump shots beyond the three-point line.

Final Thoughts

Overall, Labissiere made 53.7% of his total shots last season as he had success shooting on multiple spots on the court. He mainly found his success around the paint and mid-range areas on the floor, so I expect him to continue those results going into next season.

But with that being said, Labissiere’s jumper was very promising. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Labissere continues to expand his range and eventually become more comfortable shooting the ball from the three-point line this year. Hey, the Kings are looking for a future stretch-four. Labissiere could fit the bill to be an elite one if he continues to improve his game.