"But he's a vital piece of what we do. We need him to play his game. If he does that, we'll live with it, whatever the results are. I believe if he plays his game then he will be effective."
Ellis and Jennings are posting nearly identical (awful) shooting percentages this year (39.8% for Ellis, 40.0% for Jennings), but it's interesting to note that they're virtual polar opposites in terms of what they're doing well. After hitting 57% of his shots at the rim a year ago, Jennings' finishing has plummeted to an unacceptable 51% this year, though he's made up for that somewhat by boosting his three point percentage to an above-average 37%. Meanwhile, Ellis continues to finish at the rim quite well (61%) but has been terrible when he's not converting at the bucket.