Doron Lamb Needs To Prove Himself With Orlando Magic

By John Raffel
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Doron Lamb is among the several projects the Orlando Magic have during the offseason.

Lamb’s area that the Magic will be targeting is rather simple: his shooting. If he doesn’t get his shooting percentage above 40 percent, he may want to start looking for another line of employment.

He needs to create his shot more effectively and go the hoop with a lot more confidence than he did in the limited amount of time he received this season.

For the season, Lamb wound up with 3.3 points and one rebound per game.

He came midseason from the Milwaukee Bucks, but his productivity didn’t really change. In 23 NBA games for the Bucks, Lamb averaged 12.2 minutes, 3.4 points and 0.7 rebounds a game while shooting 34.7 percent from the floor and 53.3 percent from the line.

He moved to Orlando and saw action in 24 games and averaged 12.4 minutes, 3.2 points and 1.2 rebounds a game, while shooting 47.6 percent from the floor. The free-throw shooting, which had been 53.3 percent in Milwaukee, jumped to 63.2 percent when he switched teams. Shooting isn’t something that teams can coach. It’s a matter of having that raw talent to sink a shot and using that talent.

It’s obvious that if he’s going to see court time in future years, he needs to start shooting better. He’s not worth the investment if his numbers stay low. That’s why the offseason is so critical to his future in the league. The Magic are investing in a youth movement, but whether or not Lamb is a part of that depends on how much he develops.

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