Monday, July 13, 2009

short jumpers

One of the most underrated skills in basketball today is the ability to be money in the bank on short, turn-around jumpers and put backs. From 3 feet in. That ought to be automatic, but in today's game it sadly isn't. We only look at the 3-point shooter who hits 40% plus of his shots, and forget about the big guy who shoots 60% on the short stuff. And, quite often, gets fouled. Not a glamor part of the game today, but I am sure coaches would give the shirts off their backs for someone like that.

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