If I was the opponent's coach, I would love to see D12 shooting jump shots rather than doing damage in the lane. I think it's pure fantasy to believe D12 can be solid outside as well as inside. I mean, the dude can't even hit his free throws consistently and there is NO defensive pressure on him there.
Your right that opposing coach would always rather see him outside, but that's really not because of what you think, it's more because that he's so good inside that he would have to be exceptional outside to really make that tradeoff worthwhile.
Dwight Howard, 2 years ago, shot 42% from 10 feet out (excluding the 8 3 pointer he all missed.) . that's actually a great percentage, it's better than a lot of the jump shooting PF/Cs, he didn't shoot at quite that volume (guys like West / Z bo shoot around 300ish from 2 pt range) but was also not just an once in a blue moon thing either . (he took close to 2 per game. so he had in the mid 100s.)
Chandler Parsons couldn't even hit free throws last year either (worse than Dwight's career average!), he was making crazy 3s this year (while still being a below average free throw shooter.) Free throw is a decent gauge into a guy's shooting ability, but it's hardly the end all. some guys just can't shoot facing strait at the basket, sometimes it's a mental thing of caring too much about it. if you look at Dwight, he's had
In the theoretic of having an Asik / Howard lineup, the thing obviously isn't to have them shoot long 2s a lot, it's that they need to shoot it at least once in awhile to keep other teams honest enough. and frankly I think most people assume too much on that, there are very few guys in the NBA that really can't hit an open J if they're standing where they're comfortable.
There's a few 4s that really hit 3s at enough of a rate and volume that this could present problems, but that's what you have different bench players for.