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Why Are The Bobcats Horrible At Shooting?

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#1 chknwing


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:54 PM

Mark Price, one of the best shooters in NBA history is an assistant coach on this team yet charlotte is the worst team in the league in regards to shooting.



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:34 PM

Shooting is a skill/talent. Practice and coaching can help, but sometimes you can't teach someone, especially at this stage, how to shoot. 


The team simply doesn't have many guys who can do it. 

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:47 PM

That doesnt mean a great shooter can coach. Otherwise, MJ would be coaching this team.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:41 PM

I honestly think that it's two things. 


1. Lack of shoot talent on the team

2. Slump


While we don't have a ton of talent on the team, it's still not fair to say that we are a "horrible" shooting team. Besides, FG% is an awful stat to show how bad a team is at shooting. We're actually a decent team from mid range, but we don't have many knockdown 3pt shooters. In fact our starting lineup boasts a total of ZERO above average 3pt shooters. 


Kemba, Jefferson, Pargo, Gordon, and Hendo (yes, even Hendo) are very good mid range shooters. The problem, right now is that Jefferson hasn't played a whole lot, Kemba is on a major slump, Pargo hasn't played, Gordon hasn't played, and Henderson is on a major slump. Kemba, Jefferson, and Henderson all shoot over 40% from mid range (Henderson 44%, Kemba 42%, Big Al 41% -- last season). 


So really our main problem is just our best shooters 1. not playing, and 2. slumping at the same time. Although we won't be an efficiently scoring team until we get two more starters who can shoot the 3 ball really well. 

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:44 PM

Look at who we have... only 1 good outside shooter in ben gordon.and he is incosistent... kemba is aight but the others are horrible shooters like mkg and hendo

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 08:49 PM

Also hard to get good looks when you basically don't have to guard our center, PF, and SF




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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:13 AM

once Jefferson gets back out there we will get more open looks because he will demand double teams.


the misuse, or no-use at all of Ben Gordon is bewildering to me because we have been in such a slump.. Pargo too..

im not sure what to make of it other than Clifford is sticking with the guys hoping they will get out of the funk



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:59 AM

we need to trade hendo for whatever we can get and pray we end up with a great player and a decent 2 guard in the upcoming draft

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:33 PM

Because we never draft or sign players with good jump shots.



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:47 PM

Exactly, we do not have great skill shooters. Jeff Taylor has a nice one but teams play him on it. Gotta have three good shooters..thats not Josh Mc Rib.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:09 AM

you misspelled basketball

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:44 PM

MKG's jumper is actually starting to look a little bit better, so I wouldn't discredit Mark Price yet.     How our ft's as a team have gotten worse though, is beyond me.