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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah playoffs been great so far, even the blowout and not so exciting games like Pacers/Hawks are interesting and still got me hyped because the Pacers might actually lose. 1st seed losing to 8th.

    Who I really feel bad for is Al Jefferson, dudes been a beast and have been hindered by injury his whole career (from Timberwolves to the Jazz) and now he has another chance and he gets hurt again. He is Bobcats only hope against the Heat.
     
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    This. And his lineups last night were weak. Derek Fisher again. No Lamb or Adams, Jones. Give these guys a few minutes... I mean give the guys a chance to spark something.
     
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    i really do hope blake develops a three point shot. holy shit that would be awesome

    deandre has terrible free throw form i don't understand why he doesn't ask anybody to help him fix it
     
  4. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Well-Known Member

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    Jermain O'Neal has the best free throw
     
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  5. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    I disagree, his form is pretty damn good, most actually wonder why he is so bad at free throws considering his follow through is solid.
     
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  6. wojt

    wojt Well-Known Member

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    yeah ever since Chuck Hayes uncovered the secrets of the free throw shooting
     
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    it's funny, with most of the really bad free throw shooters i can remember -- shaq, dwight, etc. -- there was something distinctly wrong in their motion. DJ seems to be able to shoot badly despite doing everything right. i remember one analyst talking about how it was actually harder for big guys to shoot free throws because their hands are so large that it's hard for them to hold the ball right. let's see where he is next year.
     
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  8. wojt

    wojt Well-Known Member

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    he could as well try under hand shot, it won't be any worse :)
    Rick Barry lead NBA FT% with that shot, but than again Rick Barry was a good shooter
     
  9. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if he counts as a big but I always thought Duncan had an odd free throw. It just kinda zips to the basket, no arc or anything
     
  10. edmorel

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    forgot who but one of the old timers said that he guarantees any of these bad FT shooters (Howard etc) that he'll teach them to shoot it underhand and they will not shoot worse than 70%. Underhand is actually really easy for anyone, once you get used to it and these guys would probably shoot FT's in the 80's but I'm sure its seen as "gay" and they would not do it.

    I think Clyde Frazier shot them that way, he was a career 80% FT shooter but as he regularly says on Knicks broadcasts, today's players are about style over substance. Don't block the shot to a teammate, send it flying 10 rows into the crowd.
     
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    his form is good but his shots are always so flat
    I guess it's because he is tall and his shot always needed less arc, kinda like Yao but Yao still had better arc even though he was taller.
    Dirk is great, he has great arc/rotation on his shot, like a guard. I guess when you are tall you are tempted to shot it a bit flat, because you can.
     
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    i always thought that's what shaq should do. he supposedly had something wrong with his wrist, which made it less flexible. always looked like he was shot-putting it up. he worked with a ft coach one year and actually started shooting better. then he decided he didn't need coaching anymore and reverted to mean.
     
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    i pray he doesn't get fired, lest we get barraged with cheesy news article titles
     
  14. LawrenceMD

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    come on NAMOR... YOU'RE BETTER THAN THAT.
     
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    "...And what do we like about this young MD? Well, two things. One: he always gets deep penetration. Okay? And two: he knows how to finish" i think i heard hubie say that once
     
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  16. wojt

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    never liked hubie

    JVG, Steve Kerr, Doug Collins all more insightful and better to listen
     
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    liked collins' commentary, but his voice always sounds whiny.
     
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    Can't stand Hubie either. So ponderous.
     
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    I think that was his problem as the Sixers' coach. He certainly had good things to say, but no one wanted to listen to it after a while.
     

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