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mrblisterdundee
08-31-2012, 02:10 PM
There is an interesting article on ESPN about how one makes a performance jump (http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/49511/masonhaberstroh-post) like Rose to go from a good player to an all-star, or an all-star to an MVP.


"Players can score in several ways -- a 2-pointer, a 3-pointer or on a fouled shot attempt -- but winning in the NBA requires an emphasis on the latter two, because that’s where the payoff is highest. Players can make life easier on themselves by finding extra points at the 3-point and free throw lines, and this is precisely what Rose did en route to becoming an MVP. And what Holiday should strive to do in 2012-13."
- Beckley Mason and Tom Haberstroh, ESPN

What do you think about this being the primary way a player jumps to the next level? Do you think Holiday, who's mentioned a few times in the article, can make that jump? Will Chauncey Billups and Derrick Rose will be able to maintain that extra-point advantage after returning from injury? There are many different directions to go from this article.

ChiSox219
08-31-2012, 03:36 PM
James Harden already does this so if he gets more opportunity I think he'll make the jump.

#Shumpert Up
08-31-2012, 09:14 PM
does wall do this on a consistent basis? just curious

JasonJohnHorn
08-31-2012, 09:48 PM
does wall do this on a consistent basis? just curious

Wall? He can't even hit the shots he takes.

b@llhog24
09-01-2012, 01:46 AM
There is an interesting article on ESPN about how one makes a performance jump (http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/49511/masonhaberstroh-post) like Rose to go from a good player to an all-star, or an all-star to an MVP.

Most fans who take an in depth analysis of the game knows this, but I guess it never hurts to inform the masses.


What do you think about this being the primary way a player jumps to the next level? Do you think Holiday, who's mentioned a few times in the article, can make that jump? Will Chauncey Billups and Derrick Rose will be able to maintain that extra-point advantage after returning from injury? There are many different directions to go from this article.

I hope Jrue takes that step, for all of the Billups comparison he gets he still doesn't draw fouls like him and probably will never get quite to the level of a prime Billups but his defensive upside outweighs that anyways.

b@llhog24
09-01-2012, 01:49 AM
does wall do this on a consistent basis? just curious

He's really good at drawing fouls. But his 3 point shot is non existent.

Hawkeye15
09-01-2012, 07:37 PM
outside rebounding, three point shooting and foul shots is what made Love make a huge jump...