Andre's 2011-12 3-pt %
When he takes less than 5 threes: 11-43 (26%)
When he takes 5, 6, 7, or 8 threes: 21-55 (38%)
When he takes more than 8 threes: 34-68 (50%) <--- (!!)
--- Minutes per game in respective categories: 20.8, 22.9, and 30.6
Is Andre just a hot-or-cold, on-or-off, all-or-nothing shooter?
Well, the numbers certainly seem to add fuel to the speculation that the coaches would ride Andre when he was hot and sit him when he was cold. But I don't know if the stats completely settle the debate or not, because you could still argue that if Andre were given additional shots on his supposedly "cold" nights, he probably would have reverted back to the mean. Statistically, at least, that argument should hold water.
Personally, I have no horse in the race. Andre remains a total mystery to me.
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