The FTA/FGA ratio is 0.29, last season it was 0.3. The difference in ORtg due to this is 0.9 points per 100 possessions. That is hardly the lone reason for the 4.9 drop per 100 possessions. The players just missing more often open shots (even FT% is down from 76.3 to 74.5), they are turning it over more often...
The drop in eFG% is responsible for 3.2 points per 100 possessions, leaving us with 0.9 points per 100 possessions due to more turnovers.
That's a good breakdown; thanks.
Lower FT% still may be a flag of sorts. It doesn't cause more turnovers or lead to also missing 3's, but the FT% drop is more dramatic than any since '93 to '94.
The biggest increase in FT% was '99 to '00, .728 to .750 . Other shooting% also jumped at the time.