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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by hitafreethrow, Dec 12, 2013.
HoopsHype - How to fix Brandon Jennings' shot Thoughts, comments?
good one. IO'd be pretty happy if he only knew how to make a layup with his right, i.e. weak, hand.
I think Jennings is a work in progress. He is young and has a high upside. Who has the best looking three point shot on our team? Or who has a shot that looks the most like Ryan Anderson's? I think Josh Harrellson has a nice, balanced, compact three point shot...he should shoot more.
Jennings has always thrown the ball rather than shoot it. Vinnie Johnson did the same thing. When he's feeling it, then it's fine. When he's not, then it's not. I don't see his shot changing this year. I think Jennings has been playing well lately. He's looking for his shot when it's on, and passing when it's not. He really needs to be better stopping penetration. He's just too weak to stop a lot of guys. He needs to get stronger.
Since Brandon is a starter (34.7 mpg) and Vinnie was a 6th man (23.4 mpg), per game stats are not very insightful. Here are the first 5 seasons for each, per 36 minute stats for Brandon Jennings vs. Vinnie Johnson: Points: BJ-17.6, VJ-17.6 Assists: BJ-6.1, VJ-4.9 Rebounds: BJ-3.5, VJ-5.0 Steals: BJ-1.6, VJ-1.3 3pt: BJ-1.9, VJ-0.1 TOV: BJ-2.6, VJ-2.8 Fouls: BJ-2.1, VJ-3.4 FG%: BJ-39.5%, VJ-49.9% eFG%: BJ-45.5%, VJ-50.2% FT%: BJ-80.9%, VJ-77.2% PER: BJ-16.2, VJ-16.2 The numbers are very similar. Jennings gets a few more assists where Vinnie got more rebounds. Jennings shoots 3-pointers where Vinnie shot twos at a higher percentage. Another difference is that Vinnie was 23 during his rookie season where Brandon started out at the age of 20. Vinnie's best seasons were years 8 and 9.
I've enjoyed watching him. His stats don't mean diddly when you can see the passion in him. Sometimes just a small window into his drive, but when it's apparent, is it bright. He's going to mature, and definitely become a better player.
Totally different eras in the game.
I think it's a fair article. I always wonder why he always shot off balance. If he gets that right he's gonna start knocking down those open shots. PS I think KCP has the best shooting form from our team. His release looks so smooooth :D
Jennings does shoot with his arm. He also leaves his guide hand on the ball way too long. Its especially bad when he tries to shoot off the dribble. When he is set he looks nice.
The writer totally nailed it! Brandon has to make a decision about whether or not he really wants to be a great PG, right now he's a kid with a lot of natural ability but he hasn't improved 1 single area of his game since he came into the league. Now, where's the article about how to improve his defense.
Good article. Just hope he has the desire to change and that there is someone in the organization that will tell him he should
"It’s virtually undebatable that Brandon Jennings is a volume scorer. He needs to attempt a high volume of shots in order to put up decent scoring numbers. Out of the 128 players in the NBA who play what would be called “significant minutes,” Jennings ranks 127th in field goal percentage and ranks in the bottom 10 percent in points per possession at 1.07. Jennings is scoring 16.6 points per game while attempting 15.9 shots per game." - See more at: HoopsHype - Detroit Pistons Rumors
Hilarious! Pistons Brandon' Jennings vows to improve Pistons Brandon' Jennings vows to improve | The Detroit News (Sent from Detroit_News) Then that means this kid has NEVER been coached!
Didn't he play for Scotty Skiles in Milwaukee? It sounds like he's maybe re-writing history here as an out.
This team would look a lot different if we had been able to sign Jose Calderon.
That would've been AMAZING
And probably not very hard to do.
If we had Calderon instead of Jennings, we'd have an older guy who scores less, assists less, steals the ball less, rebounds less, and has a lower PER. In exchange for all of that, we'd have a guy that shoots at a higher percentage and commits half as many turnovers. Neither is known for their defense.
Interesting. I like the fact that he would make fewer mistakes and is more selective with his shots. A steady hand to guide the ship.
Calderon is extreme offensive efficiency with a TS% of .622 and an ast/tov of 3.3 to 1. However, we didn't exactly set the NBA on fire with him on the team. Although, to be fair, he was coached by a guy that couldn't even cut it as Jason Kidd's assistant!
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