Remember how Josh Smith was constantly discouraged from taking threes throughout his NBA career because he was not hitting them at a good rate?
Well, that may not be a problem for him in China, where he recently signed with the Sichuan Blue Whales. American stars have green light to shoot in the CBA and Smith made that clear in his second game there taking 18 three-pointers and making seven. That’s 38.9 percent from beyond the arc, which is way better than his NBA average (28.5 percent).
For the record, he finished the game with 41 points, 19 rebounds, five blocks and a loss vs. Yi Jianlian‘s Guangdong.