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Clint Capela Highlights: 17 points, 11 rebounds, 4 blocks at D-League Showcase

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. scolandry1

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    He shot 45% from the free throw line for Chalon last year. This year, he's shooting 68% on about five attempts.
     
  2. pippendagimp

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    i'd take crapola over dorsey yesterday
     
  3. Liberon

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    Just learning when to expose the ball after a rebound then finally passing without it getting stolen is another 2 full NBA seasons of experience for it to finally click for Clint. Look how long it took Montejunas and he's got Euro ball experience.
     
  4. HTown_DieHard

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    Yep, was thinking the same thing.
     
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    You want him to learn to shoot a 15-20 footer. The shot that this team disdains. The most inefficient shot in basketball.


    He needs to learn to shoot the 23-footer and he'll be a lot better than shooting the 15-20 footer.
     
  6. HRox832

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    I think im gonna like this kid. Can't wait till we bring him over
     
  7. HTown_DieHard

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    in part to Rockets having no bigs that can shoot it.

    you gotta work with what ya got.
     
  8. saleem

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    Yes, and then hope to expand on it. I think it will take him a year to become a part of the rotation. At least there is something to build on now.
     
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    Hang on a minute. It took Ibaka a long time to develop that 3 point shot.
     
  10. Juxtaposed Jolt

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    Don't think you'd complain if LMA or Bosh was on this team.

    Also, being able to hit the midrange consistently keeps defenses honest. If they know you can't hit the shot, they give you airspace to stop you from driving.
     
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    LaMarcus is currently shooting 40% on all shots he takes between 3 and 23 feet. And over 75% of his shots come in that range. He would not do that here I promise you. And if he did......you'd best believe I'd complain about it.

    Chris Bosh is currently shooting almost 48% on all shots he takes between 3 and 23 feet (and shooting over 50% on shots between 3 and 16 feet). That is a little more acceptable. I would bet if we acquired him that we would get him to eschew the 16-23 footer (worst shot in basketball) that he shoots more of than any other shot...and replace it with the 23 footer...a shot he is currently hitting at over 40%. And if Bosh continued to jack 16-23 footers more frequently than 23 footers...I'd have a problem with it.
     
  12. bmd

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    Baby steps, poo head.

    Sometimes guys are open and need to knock down a little jumper.

    Most of his points are going to come off of alley-oops, put-backs, dunks, etc. A couple open jumpers per game is good. Anthony Davis gets most of his points the same way. Clean-up duty, alley-oops, and jumpers.

    He can be an Anthony Davis-type player style-wise.
     
  13. bmd

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    You can't always pick and choose where you shoot the ball from.

    He might hit a 23-footer at 40% because he's getting good looks from there because he's not forcing it.

    If he replaced all mid-range shots with 23-footers, he'd probably find those shots to be more contested, and that 40% average would go way down.
     
  14. roslolian

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    :confused: The last thing you want for a big guy is to shoot mid-range shots, aka the worst shot in B-ball. Think of all the mid-range guys out there, apart from superstars like LMA all these guys are no defense jump shooting bigs who hate contact, what you need is a defensive beast who can bang inside with the best of them not a soft dude who shoots mid range shots that rarely goes in.

    The whole notion of hitting a mid range shot to keep defenses honest is got to be the most stupid thing I've ever read on this forum, yet everyone keeps saying it like it's some kind of gospel. If you can hit the mid-range shot at 60% or higher, than yeah that'll "keep the defense honest". However these guys can barely hit fts at 50%, and that's with no one guarding them and now you want them to focus on mid range shots? His time could be spent learning defense, rotations and low post moves and you want him to waste his time on a ******* mid-range shot when he clearly has no aptitude for it? Say Capela learned to shoot mid-range shots and he takes them at 40%. Well if I were the opponent I'd bait Capela to take them all day long, it's like when the opponent allows Josh Smith to take mid range shots all day in Detroit.

    This is as stupid as Tyson Chandler learning to shoot 3 pt shots prior to the NBA. Correction, this is even stupider, at least if Chandler learned to shoot 3's he'd be like Rasheed Wallace and really provide spacing for the other players, the "spacing" that a mid-range shooter provide is really low...like almost zero space why do you think guys like Melo/Kobe/Gay get accused being ball hogs and not making their teams better? It's because when they take a lot of mid-range shots it clogs up the lane and other guys have a harder time scoring/
     
  15. DaDakota

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    Ok, the MIDRANGE shot is not the most inefficient shot - everyone is getting missed up, the LONG TWO pointer is...the one just inside the 3pt line, the 21 footer.

    Shooting a 15-19ft midrange shot is an efficient shot, just ask Calvin Murphy.

    DD
     
  16. roslolian

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    You don't always have to be the guy shooting the ball LOL, you have 4 other guys who should be getting good looks, and if you run the offense properly you will get a good look sooner or later.

    If you always take what the defense gives you then you will lose the game, because the best offenses actively encourage the opponent to take the mid-range shot, they guard the paint and 3 pt line with zeal but leave the mid range shot wide open.
     
  17. Realjad

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    Your right.. he wouldn't hit 40% of those shots here.. he would hit them at a much higher rate. With Dwight pulling defenders in and Harden pulling defenders out he would have free reign at the mid.

    Your not going to change Aldridge's game.. that IS his game-- its his elite ability. If we traded for him tomorrow our team would be taking a lot more mid range shots plain and simple whether it is against the team philosophy or not would be insignificant-- there would be an asterisk next to our team philosophy

    If a prime Hakeem joined our team he would also be shooting just as many mid range dream-shakes as he did in the past and no one will stop or argue against it
     
  18. roslolian

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    Everything apart from the low post and the 3 pt line is a mid-range shot. What the difference between a dunk, drive, 3 pt shot and any shot that isn't those three? They are all inferior shots as they have a lower chance of getting fouled, lower chance of going in and yet worth the same as a dunk/drive. If you can have an anomaly like Calvin Murphy who are killer at a certain range then that's ok, but those guys are rare you can't get an average b-ball player and expect them to hit mid range shots better than low post or hit them at a rate that is better than just shooting 3's.
     
  19. roslolian

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    It's like cramming, as a general rule you don't want students to cram studying before an exam but sometimes you get someone who needs that adrenaline rush from cramming in order to excel. If you have that kind of person then it's ok to cram, but as a general rule you don't want guys to cram because empirical evidence shows that cramming results in worse scores in tests.

    The Rox philosophy isn't that hard to understand, not sure why so many people still can't get it after several years under DM. The Rox don't hate the mid-range shot just because, they hate it for a reason, that majority of bball players don't hit it at a high rate. If you can do that then you can take as many mid-range shots as you like, just ask Patpat how many mid range shots he took for the Rox, dude would get like 3 rebs a game because he was always in the mid range area.

    In the same way here I don't want Capela to work on his mid range shot since he doesn't seem like he would hit them at a high rate, rather than waste his development hours on something he would be mediocre in it's better to spend it on things like he woudl excel at...ie defense, low post etc.
     
  20. BONIERO1576

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    I'd settle for him learning to hit FT at a +65% clip. That would put him head and shoulders above Dorsey.
     

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