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  1. 2Tough4You

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    That's not to put all the blame on the coach either. Stuckey has to knock that shot down. You aren't going to be any more wide open than that. I'm sure he makes those regularly in practice, so it's probably a mental thing when it comes to making them in games. Some poster brought up the fact that he really never shoots threes in the rhythm of the offense (only taking them when they need a desperation attempt) and I think that is a very valid point.
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    Yep, 1.5 attempts per game exactly. But still shooting nearly 46%. At the time he seemed affronted that the prior year some folks were saying he couldn't shoot threes. Since his prior high was 38% while only taking 42 threes, it seemed a pretty reasonable criticism. So, he got his act together, took a lot of shots over the summer, and came out a viable three point threat.

    But then, as often seems the case with Rip, he checked three point shooting off his list and didn't bother to think about it again and has been going downhill every since. There just doesn't seem to be room in that balding noggin for more than one goal at a time.
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    What is the average for all SG's?

    Kobe shot .351 from deep last year and that was below Rip's .368.
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    Walter All-Star Forum Donor

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    This is true. Right after he missed that 3 pointer both Rip and Prince went to Stuckey and what they seemed to be saying was "you'll hit it next time kid". The weird thing was, they were all smiles as if he actually had hit the shot.
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    I agree with all of you guys that at this point of his career, Stucky is absolutely NOT the guy you want taking a three at the buzzer.

    but what if...

    ...what IF Rodney nails that three-ball and the Pistons go on to win...

    Wouldn't that have been about the BEST thing ever for the dudes confidence and development?

    I'll give Q props for [STRIKE]tanking[/STRIKE] trying to get young Rodney Stucky some much needed confidence by leaving him in there as option #3. If Stuck hits that shot, it might have opened up a whole new facet of his game by instilling some belief in his 50-Cent lookin' head that he can hit a big time jumper when he needs to.

    ...and aside fro his lack of ability to run the team as a PG, that's the main knock on him isn't it?
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    Walter All-Star Forum Donor

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    I REALLY REALLY hate Kuester's body language in close games like this. It looks like he's having a panic attack. I still think he's got the basketball knowledge to be a good coach. However, it looks like he's consumed by the fear of blowing the chance he's been chasing for 20 years. It's sad because that fear will precisely be the reason why he fails.
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    The last thing we want is for Stuckey to have confidence in his 3-point shooting abilities because of one made shot.
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    It worked for Will Blalock didn't it?
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    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    You are right there...then we would have no one going to the hoop as he would stay out on the perimeter like Daye and CV shooting recklessly just because he is open.
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    Not sure, but league average (for the entire league) tends to be around 36% or so.

    And let's not compare him to Kobe. Kobe shoots a lot more threes than Hamilton and people actually heavily guard him on his three pointers. Hamilton is a total non factor out there if you just have someone near him.
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    I dunno 2T4Y, that Kobe is pretty overrated.
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    lol

    He's overrated by his homers who think he is better than MJ, but otherwise... I think he's pretty good and rated fairly (even though I don't care for him). ;)
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    While this may be a slightly optomistic view, I think it's a good point - but I like looking at all things with the glass half full.

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