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JayW_1023
11-19-2010, 03:25 PM
After BONNER! made two threes and spread the floor against the Bulls last Tuesday I realized that even though he isn't as good overall as Blair, Splitter or Dice, but his presence on the floor makes the Spurs more efficient offensively, just by spotting up beyond the arc.

Do you guys know more examples from one dimensional players that help their team more than more versatile players who play the same position?

Reggie Evans comes to mind with his rebounding, compensating Andrea Bargnani's lack of rebounding.

Then you have the same thing with rookie Landry Fields in New York, proving hustle and rebounding in the frontcourt that the Knicks have lacked when they traded for Lee.

JJ Hicksons ability to run the floor like a guard makes it easier for the likes of Gibson and Parker to spot up for transition threes. By outrunning most powerforwards in the league on fast breaks, another wing usually has to run back fast to help.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas has a similair role as Bonner for Miami as a big who strictly shoots jumpers...spreading the floor so their star perimeter guys have more room to penetrate.

Byronicle
11-19-2010, 03:47 PM
After BONNER! made two threes and spread the floor against the Bulls last Tuesday I realized that even though he isn't as good overall as Blair, Splitter or Dice, but his presence on the floor makes the Spurs more efficient offensively, just by spotting up beyond the arc.

Do you guys know more examples from one dimensional players that help their team more than more versatile players who play the same position?

Reggie Evans comes to mind with his rebounding, compensating Andrea Bargnani's lack of rebounding.

Then you have the same thing with rookie Landry Fields in New York, proving hustle and rebounding in the frontcourt that the Knicks have lacked when they traded for Lee.

JJ Hicksons ability to run the floor like a guard makes it easier for the likes of Gibson and Parker to spot up for transition threes. By outrunning most powerforwards in the league on fast breaks, another wing usually has to run back fast to help.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas has a similair role as Bonner for Miami as a big who strictly shoots jumpers...spreading the floor so their star perimeter guys have more room to penetrate.

hustling and rebounding is not really a one-trick pony type of thing, i mean hustling is creating turnovers, diving for balls, giving your team second chances via offensive rebounds, tipping the ball etc. etc.

SEATTLEredsox
11-19-2010, 03:51 PM
Thabo Sefalosha

PurpleJesus
11-19-2010, 04:01 PM
mark madsens dancing

DerekRE_3
11-19-2010, 04:42 PM
Jon Brockman's ability to consume massive amounts of pancakes.

D-Leethal
11-19-2010, 04:56 PM
After BONNER! made two threes and spread the floor against the Bulls last Tuesday I realized that even though he isn't as good overall as Blair, Splitter or Dice, but his presence on the floor makes the Spurs more efficient offensively, just by spotting up beyond the arc.

Do you guys know more examples from one dimensional players that help their team more than more versatile players who play the same position?

Reggie Evans comes to mind with his rebounding, compensating Andrea Bargnani's lack of rebounding.

Then you have the same thing with rookie Landry Fields in New York, proving hustle and rebounding in the frontcourt that the Knicks have lacked when they traded for Lee.

JJ Hicksons ability to run the floor like a guard makes it easier for the likes of Gibson and Parker to spot up for transition threes. By outrunning most powerforwards in the league on fast breaks, another wing usually has to run back fast to help.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas has a similair role as Bonner for Miami as a big who strictly shoots jumpers...spreading the floor so their star perimeter guys have more room to penetrate.

Fields is much more a jack of all trades than a one trick pony. He also starts at SG, not in the front court.

Big Z in Cleveland made the team better and all he needed to do was hit 10-15 foot jumpers. Any lights out spot shooter in the mold of Korver/Kerr.......Ben Wallace in his prime, Bruce Bowen

Giaps
11-19-2010, 04:59 PM
Most of the guys you named are not one-trick ponies at all...

Evans gives you rebounding and defense
Fields gives you a little of everything
Hickson can score
etc.

The only one-trick ponies in the NBA really, are guys who can only shoot. They come in the game, hit a few jumpshots and check out. They don't play good D, create assists or do much else.

beasted86
11-19-2010, 05:06 PM
Most of the guys you named are not one-trick ponies at all...

Evans gives you rebounding and defense
Fields gives you a little of everything
Hickson can score
etc.

The only one-trick ponies in the NBA really, are guys who can only shoot. They come in the game, hit a few jumpshots and check out. They don't play good D, create assists or do much else.

Yeah,Jason Kapono types come to mind... and they aren't exactly helping improve their teams because teams have figure those guys out. Guys like Novak, Kapono, Daequan Cook, etc.. are shooting career lows and provide no impact.

Da Knicks
11-19-2010, 05:15 PM
Dont agree with the choices, one trick ponies are more like Eddie House, The machine for the lakers, peja now that he only has a 3 point game.

JayW_1023
11-20-2010, 08:18 AM
Landry Fields is a guard? geez, talk about fail. Ugh. I feel dirty.

nightBULL
11-20-2010, 04:13 PM
Kyle Korver

tangent12
11-20-2010, 05:00 PM
LeBron James. He's not the greatest of shooters or the greatest at any other area besides running recklessly towards the paint and throwing up circus shots that of course have a pretty good chance of going in since he's like inches away from from the basket at that point... or of course get the foul called most of the time and exploit his savage like play in his favor.

Chris Bosh is another good candidate but he's a two trick pony where he can still help the team in some other way when his shooting is off.

John Walls Era
11-20-2010, 05:11 PM
Kyle Korver

heattiltheend94
11-20-2010, 05:15 PM
LeBron James. He's not the greatest of shooters or the greatest at any other area besides running recklessly towards the paint and throwing up circus shots that of course have a pretty good chance of going in since he's like inches away from from the basket at that point... or of course get the foul called most of the time and exploit his savage like play in his favor.

Chris Bosh is another good candidate but he's a two trick pony where he can still help the team in some other way when his shooting is off.

How about his passing, rebounding, and ability to chase down and block shots?:confused:

Minimal
11-20-2010, 06:14 PM
LeBron James. He's not the greatest of shooters or the greatest at any other area besides running recklessly towards the paint and throwing up circus shots that of course have a pretty good chance of going in since he's like inches away from from the basket at that point... or of course get the foul called most of the time and exploit his savage like play in his favor.

Chris Bosh is another good candidate but he's a two trick pony where he can still help the team in some other way when his shooting is off.
Definition of hater.

Spurred1
11-20-2010, 08:39 PM
Kyle Korver is probably the epitome of one trick pony. But he does that one trick so well-which is all Chicago expects from him.