D12 Discussion: Dwightmare over! (1139)

Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby revgen on Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:33 pm

lakerswiz wrote:I did give you a real answer. He needs to make them.

I don't care he's been in the league 9 years.

I don't care he hasn't been able to shoot them well yet.

I don't care if this is what we knew we were getting.

Why settle at that? Why settle at 50%


Because I'm not going to have a heart attack over a player who's never been an efficient FT shooter.

Watching Dwight miss FT's isn't nearly as annoying as watching posters in LD go nuts every single game he has a bad night from the charity stripe. You might as well go nuts every time Billy Mac says "Yes Sir!".
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Ariza3 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:48 pm

apparently he makes 80% in practice and has improved his form a bit with the staff. so where is that in a game?...
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Rooscooter on Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:49 pm

Lakerjones wrote:I don't care about the rebounding right now. D12 has gaudy numbers there for the most part and his effort is strong. It's unacceptable to shoot free throws that way, especially in a close game where we are struggling to score. Every miss hurt us considerably. The free throw became a mental issue last night - his body language was "I don't want to be here" at the line. He thought he was going to miss before he even took most of those shots. This guy needs to work on free throws above all else. He's going to go to the line a LOT in important games. If he doesn't get better we are going to have to treat him like Shaq at the end of the games and kind of ignore him offensively.


How can you "not care about rebounding" when he got beat for 3 on free throws? Those led to 5 points in a close game. It's a basic fundamental breakdown not a stamina issue IMO.

As for the free throws.... we are not seeing anything new from Howard on this front. He's always done this. He'll have a decent game and then another one like this. He's not going to shoot better than 55% is my guess, so coaching and having people who understand not to give him the ball unless he can dunk it at the end of games is going to much more important than getting him a free throw coach. He's the best Center in the Game but he has his issues.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby revgen on Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:56 pm

Ariza3 wrote:apparently he makes 80% in practice and has improved his form a bit with the staff. so where is that in a game?...


Making 80% in practice doesn't mean a damn thing unless you're doing a work-shoot drill.

Dwight needs to do a bunch of drills first. Rebounding. Sprinting. Postup. Whatever. Then stop and go to the line and make 2 FT's. Then go back to doing his work drills again for 10 minutes and do it again. This will simulate what it's like to make FT's in a real game. You have to go to the line cold and sink the FT's.

On top of that, making shots in a real game is a different situation pressure-wise. Just ask Sasha.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Weezy on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:02 pm

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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Big Mamma Jamma on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:06 pm

Weezy wrote:Ouch, ha ha

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/dwight-howard-loses-shooting-contest-kings-mascot-bailey-155450213--nhl.html

Mascot is wearing furry lion gloves and he STILL beat Dwight. :man10:


I saw that ... he should be embarrassed but he isn't.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby revgen on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:10 pm

Ouch
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:32 pm

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lakerswiz wrote:Bank free throws. So he can miss and we can tip them in. lol no.

He needs to make free throws.


He's been in the league 8 years and currently playing his 9th year. He has yet to become an efficient FT shooter. I doubt he ever will become one despite your ranting and raving. We knew this when we traded for him. What you see is what you get.

Banking the FT's will at least give us a better chance of producing results even if he's fouled.


He was basically a 60% FT shooter for his first 7 seasons in the league. If we got that out of him I would be perfectly happy, teams would be a lot less comfortable fouling him.

Dwight's problem is that once he starts out the game missing them he loses all confidence and proceeds to a 3/12 night. He's mentally weak at the line
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby 432J on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:40 pm

he should just shoot his FT's underhanded

i remember they were thinking of teaching biedrins how to do that because of how bad his FT shooting was
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Kit on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:42 pm

Someone get in the Kia and go back in time and teach him how to shoot FT.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby gill on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:51 pm

Did Patrick Ewing not teach him how to shoot FT's in Orlando? :bang:
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Finwë on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:18 am

JoelMyersScrotalSack wrote:He's mentally weak at the line
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby revgen on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:05 pm

His best game as a Laker. Bar none.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby bumrusherer on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:05 pm

Man, any questions? Dude is remarkable.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:06 pm

he should shoot his free throws from the 3 point line instead
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby gill on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:06 pm

Dwight for 3! :man10:

I knew that was coming as soon as he camped out on the three point line
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Finwë on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:08 pm

BEAST. It all came so easily
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Ras Algethi on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:09 pm

28/20! His energy level was the difference for him tonight.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Doc Brown on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:09 pm

90%.......I think that is where D12 is at right now.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:11 pm

Doc Brown wrote:90%.......I think that is where D12 is at right now.


1% more and he wouldve made that put back dunk that got blocked by the rim
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby gill on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:13 pm

Mike Brown would've called a timeout just to bench him for that 3. Truth! :man10:
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby lakersyunowin on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:15 pm

beast of a game. 3 pointer was cherry on top.
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby therealdeal on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:20 pm

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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby gill on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:21 pm

^^^ :man10: :man10: :man10:
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Re: Dwight Howard Discussion (And so it begins...)

Postby Jellincon on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:21 pm

His athleticism is coming back. I think he had more dunks in this game than he's had in the entire season.

Just like how bad FT shooting is contagious, I guess the same can be said about good 3 pt shooting. :man10:
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