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Guess who shoots better than Novak from downtown

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by rockbox, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. rockbox

    rockbox Contributing Member

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    Ron Ron is shooting is 41.5 percent from the 3 pt line this year. Its the best on the team and significantly better than T-mac's best year. It also better than any year Battier has had except for his first year in Houston. So why are we bitching that he shoots it so often?
     
  2. ClutchCity3

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    bandwagon much?
     
  3. rocketman1979

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    He tries too much to shoot over a double/triple team instead of passing to a open teammate. Those shots frustrate the hell out of me since I know he is capable of making good passes.
     
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    Because he's not Yao - didn't you hear? :p
     
  5. rockbox

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    Considering I've been expressing my man love for Artest since he before the brawl. I wouldn't consider it bandwagoning. I guess you wouldn't know that since you've only been on the board for a year.
     
  6. RudyTBag

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    He is playing like a star on both ends.




    He needs to just relax sometimes though and not try to do to much.
     
  7. ClutchCityReturns

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    As long as Ron is open, I am perfectly fine with him taking all those 3's. It's when he's closely guarded that it becomes a problem. He doesn't have the athleticism or dribbling skills to create the separation necessary in those situations. I'd rather have him fumble the ball on a desperation drive to the basket than throw up a contested, off-balance 3.

    Better yet, he could pass the ball.
     
  8. JCDenton

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    Because after he makes a couple of shots in a row, he starts taking some of the most ridiculous, off balance shots I've ever seen any nba player take. Far worse than T-mac's heatchecks. If he would stick to normal shots, he'd hit at a great percentage. Instead, he acts like me when I'm screwing around at the gym. He's big and clumsy, yet he tries to move around and pull moves like he's Kobe.
     
  9. rockbox

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    But don't we have to take the bad with the good, like Yao's butterfingers and his attempts at taking charges, Tmac's heat checks, Drexler's slippery shoes, Cassell's matador defense . No one's perfect except Dream.
     
  10. DaDakota

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    When he plays within the offense he is great, when he goes one on one....he is average.

    DD
     
  11. ralphabetsoup

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    I don't cringe when Ron shoots the 3. THat's been a big part of his game for a few years now. THe problem is when we need a bucket badly and Ron puts his blinders on and doesn't look to pass.
     
  12. GuerillaBlack

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    Correct. I like this post.
     
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    Being 41.5% is not very bad, but that won't bring team win. Other team focused on Yao, not Artest, that is why he has so many chances. You have to have a balanced attack to win.
     
  14. Yao4REAL

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    Well he hasn't been shooting well until recently...until Tmac is out. He's shooting better now like the Artest we seen in the past and even better.

    His strength is still going to be posting up and abusing people inside...which is what he did today after forgotten about it in the Bulls game. I guess he read this board.
     
  15. DrJB25

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    I dont know if i can be satisfied about a 41% 3pt SHOOTER when he is shooting 39.9% overall. He is an efficient 3 pt shooter, but i'd rather have a 35% 3 pt shooter that shot 50% overall.
     
  16. Seven

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    Admittingly I didn't know his percentage was that high, but when he takes shots like he did at the end of the 4th quarter bulls game, it's hard to make an argument for him.
     
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    The Houston Rockets, where good shooting is mistaken for exceptional shooting, because sub-40% numbers in the backcourt are the norm.
     
  18. Shroopy2

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    Yup, for the Rockets 40 is the new 50.

    Its not shots so much but the TYPE of shots. Artest could very well be 43% on 3's without all the uncessary chucks. Per 100 attempts there has to be at least 5 attempts that had NO chance of going in. Of all the comparisons to how he brings Mad Max type attributes, his off balance one legged 3 point heaves is where he's most similar.
     

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