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Old 03-04-2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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Default Update on Dwight Howard Free Throws



Just found this on Reddit. Not just Dwight. Everyone's FT% drops in game compared to in practice. But it is nice to some proof that Dwight can hit free throws at all.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:09 PM   #2
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Yeah but they usually don't drop by half lol
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:09 PM   #3
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This just show how mentally weak the Lakers are.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:25 PM   #4
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Nash, 97% like a boss
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:40 PM   #6
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A 32% dropoff for Howard
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:46 PM   #7
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A drop off of 32.5% is ridiculous.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:46 PM   #8
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This just show how mentally weak the Lakers are.
you've probably never played organized bball.
everybody (not just lakers, every single bball player) will drop when comparing practice and in games.

i dont know why people still don't understand this.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:49 PM   #9
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you've probably never played organized bball.
everybody (not just lakers, every single bball player) will drop when comparing practice and in games.

i dont know why people still don't understand this.

Are you really surprised? Half the losers on here never leave there nerd stations, let alone actually play basketball
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you've probably never played organized bball.
everybody (not just lakers, every single bball player) will drop when comparing practice and in games.

i dont know why people still don't understand this.

Yes, but a 32% drop off (with a high sample amount in games) is absurd.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:56 PM   #11
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Yes, but a 32% drop off (with a high sample amount in games) is absurd.
Yeah, but look at the numbers. Clark, Hill, Jamison all have a drop-off of around 20% as well.

For big guys, the more inconsistent your form is, the bigger your % will drop. As i've said in previous threads, the best shooters like nash probably make 99%. The best shooters drop off around 10%, the average shooters drop around 20% (as seen by many on that chart), and the worst shooters can drop up to 30%. But yes, Dwight can indeed improve around that, but let's not act like he can do much better. Make a couple more per game and the difference will be around 20%.

but anyways, very interesting pic to see how professional ballers' FT rates are in practice. Thanks OP.
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Biggest factor for me in games. Especially after taking a hard foul.

Maybe Dwight should talk to Pau. They make FTs at the same rate in practice, but in actual games, Pau's FT% is decent for a big, while Dwight is, of course, awful. Clearly something there. But they're so different in terms of shooting form and even playing style that I doubt it would matter.

I just wish Dwight could hit a respectable percentage on his free throws...

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I thought the update was going to be "they're still shit."
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I thought the update was going to be "they're still shit."



Should have done that. Next time....
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