While Danilo Gallinari has been excellent from the free throw line this season (89.1 percent; he's hit 22 straight), what has happened to his three-point touch? He went 0-for-6 from downtown in the game and is now 3-for-26 from beyond the arc in his last five games. He hasn't hit two threes in the same game since he was 4-for-7 against Detroit on Jan. 30. He is shooting 34.5 percent from three-point range this season, which isn't terrible, but is below his standard from last season (38.1 percent), when he attempted 488 threes, which is the fourth-most in franchise history for a single season.What I noticed during training camp was the simple fact that Gallo hasn't been an automatic 3-point shooter. He has the ability to make big 3s, like he did against Miami, but the truth is he hasn't hit his stride from behind the arc.
A lot of that, to me, has to do with the idea that he's trying to do more with his game in terms of getting to the basket and foul line, but his bread and butter has to be his jumper...which just isn't falling.
Also, I've heard rumblings about Felton's ankle causing him issues, but another simple fact is that when he first entered the league his greatest strength was his foot speed. He was lightning quick and could get out in transition. He's slowed down a lot, it seems.
He seemed to be playing at a faster pace during that impressive stretch earlier this season, so that's why I'll buy ankle issues, but the fact is because of his lack of athleticism he needs his legs in order to be ultimately effective.