Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by blueadams, Nov 7, 2012.
What is a shot pivot? Is that one of the decathalon events?
Size, stamina, and willingness to penetrate are all important if you want to draw contact.
Sorry I'm almost sure I am using the wrong phrase here. It is the amount of angle used in a shot to get enough power - mechanical advantage through a pivot.
Statistically, the ball has the highest chance to go in if it is coming into the basket at a 45-degree angle. Therefore, the shot needs to leave the hand at about a 45-degree angle.
Sorry, not the angle leaving the hand, the angle used to propel the ball.
A 90 degree angle is preferable. That's how Andre does it.
It works well if you can jump 2 feet above the rim.
As awful as I think this kid is offensively at the PG spot, his defense as of late has been nothing short of stellar. IF he can be a defensive beast and continue to knock down the trey at a decent clip.......I can live with the kid. IF Dre becomes a big time scoring threat in the post we'll only need him to be great at feeding the post.
Jumping BACK ON the bandwagon.....
what did he actually do? Who did he defend that well? Have to admit I missed out on the majority of games this season. If he can make up for his general mediocricy in playmaking skills by providing solid skills, I'd be truly happy!
He really locked up the speedy Teague when we played Atlanta as well Brandon Jennings. But Kemba tore him up, but then again Kemba tore the whole team apart.
NO! Unlike some other folks around here, I will give my whipping boy credit when he's due.
I'm running along side the bandwagon right now.
I never disliked Knight, just started to question whether we would do better with someone more point guardy. Still not sure. I'm very interested in seeing more of the dual combo guard experiment with:
I'm wondering if that would allow Prince to be the 2004 type defender where he didn't have to sag so much. If Knight and Stuckey can do a good job limiting guard penetration, this could be a stellar defensive team. If that was the case, then we wouldn't need to score a ton on offense and could maybe live with the dual combo guards. The benefits of it would be that we could avoid having a lockdown defensive PG stop our offense. In addition, we run a lot of plays through Monroe.
All this depends on trying it though, which may not be in the cards this year.
That team would suck big time offensively as Prince is the only real shooter. 4 out of 5 in that lineup get their points in the paint. The opposing team can just pack it in. Now if Monroe somehow realized that he's allowed to shoot from more than 2 feet away from the basket, it could be a different story.
On guard defense, Synergy Sports had this to say about Rodney before the season:
Rodney Stuckey: 2012-13 Detroit Pistons Player Preview - Detroit Bad Boys
I think with a little more coaching and patience Stuckey can crack the top 420 defenders in the league. He's still young.
THAT IS AMAZING. IT BEARS REPEATING:
Of the 415 possessions recorded by Synergy Sports where Stuckey was the primary defender, he allowed .98 points per possession. That ranks 422nd in the league, almost dead last amongst players that played at least 1 game last season.
Why are you asking me? I'm just cheering on KGreg.
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