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secterm
07-29-2009, 07:58 PM
What do you guys think?

Hawkeye15
07-29-2009, 08:00 PM
simple answer, yes.

asandhu23
07-29-2009, 08:00 PM
not always no.

secterm
07-29-2009, 08:02 PM
not always no.


The question wasn't always, that is just one of 4 options.

superkegger
07-29-2009, 08:03 PM
In general yes. There are always excetions, but in general yes.

Kyle N.
07-29-2009, 08:28 PM
Honestly I can't see how some people can't shoot free throws. It's the same shot every single time.

dtmagnet
07-29-2009, 08:29 PM
Most of the time, a lot of the big men I can think of that are good FT shooters can also hit mid-rangers.

Zefflin
07-29-2009, 08:49 PM
I'd say usually yes, Timmy D sucks at FTs but he's a silky mid range shooter. Lebron is slowly getting better at his FT's thus he's creating a better mid range jumper as well.

IBleedPurple
07-29-2009, 09:02 PM
Honestly I can't see how some people can't shoot free throws. It's the same shot every single time.

I think it's the windy conditions :D

pebloemer
07-29-2009, 09:11 PM
Depends on what you consider a good FT shooter:

Here is a list of people who shot between 70-78 % at the line last year. Many have nice midrange games.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/statistics?stat=nbaftpct&sort=ft%&league=nba&split=0&order=true&row1=80&qual=true&season=2009&seasontype=2&avg=none&pos=all

secterm
07-29-2009, 09:26 PM
Depends on what you consider a good FT shooter:

Here is a list of people who shot between 70-78 % at the line last year. Many have nice midrange games.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/statistics?stat=nbaftpct&sort=ft%&league=nba&split=0&order=true&row1=80&qual=true&season=2009&seasontype=2&avg=none&pos=all

Is that link just a list of the number 80-129 ranking players in free throw shooting? what exactly does that mean?

badinger7
07-29-2009, 09:44 PM
It seems like if you are a good freethrow shooter you generally a good mid range shooter as well - but not the other way around.

pebloemer
07-29-2009, 10:38 PM
Is that link just a list of the number 80-129 ranking players in free throw shooting? what exactly does that mean?

Well I didn't have time to go through al lthe names and look through their stats, but under 75% FT shooting I would consider below average, whereas some are good shooters.

I don't think it is a rule either way to answer your question, every player is different regarding hwo they approach FT's and FG's. Field goals happen in rhythm of the game, FT's involve routine and preparation. I would say that most of the time good FG % would yield a good FT percentage, but as some pointed out Duncan for example, it definitely isn't a rule.

tland22
07-29-2009, 11:17 PM
Id bet money that they ALL do and certainly I would come out WAY WAY on top

cowboyz180
07-29-2009, 11:36 PM
most do...