Originally Posted by Kiddlovesnets
Reality is that if you leave Joe Johnson wide open he can make these shots, like how he did in the last two games before playing the Knicks(8-12, and then 10-19). If you double-team him you leave guys like Brook Lopez with much more chance for easy basket. For opposing teams this definitely is a dilemma.
He hasn't though, with the exception of those few games. He's shooting below 40%, and he's getting much better looks than he did back in ATL, a lot of them being open shots, so he really has no excuse for this kind of inconsistency. The way he's playing right now the opposing teams are doing us a favor by double teaming him. Some of us are wondering how we're winning when our starting backcourt is shooting so bad. This is one of the reason.