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Daunter
10-23-2012, 03:13 PM
Who do you think are the players with the worst shot selection or the biggest chuckers in the league?

The first name that comes to mind is JR Smith for me and also John Lucas

nycericanguy
10-23-2012, 03:14 PM
Nick Young

Andray Blatche

Jennings

D12 fan
10-23-2012, 03:18 PM
1.JR. Smith (awful)
2.Russell Westbrick (let KD shine bro)
3.Carmelo Anthony (Melo you not Kobe bro)
4.Kobe Bryant (he's allowed he has 5 rings nuff said.)
5.Nate Robinson

airforceones25
10-23-2012, 03:21 PM
JR Smith, Nick Young, Kobe Bryant come to mind.

BklynKnicks3
10-23-2012, 03:23 PM
lol at putting melo there nick young jr smith

Ebbs
10-23-2012, 03:23 PM
1. JR. Smith
2. Carmelo Anthony
3. Kobe Bryant
4. Jason Terry
5. Michael Beasley

abe_froman
10-23-2012, 03:26 PM
surprised no one said josh smith,he's be so good if he stopped thinking he was an outside shooter and just kept to dunks,and other close in stuff(i guess i'm in the minority in thinking a lifetime 28% 3pt shooter probably shouldnt be launching over 100 3's a year:shrug: )

seriously fans need to stop demanding,and bigmen really need to stop thinking they're ray allen

Daunter
10-23-2012, 03:27 PM
1. JR. Smith
2. Carmelo Anthony
3. Kobe Bryant
4. Jason Terry
5. Michael Beasley

Why Jason Terry?

D12 fan
10-23-2012, 03:30 PM
lol at putting melo there nick young jr smith
Yes Melo deserves to be on the list don't be biased bro.

JNoel
10-23-2012, 03:35 PM
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HouRealCoach
10-23-2012, 03:36 PM
Yes Melo deserves to be on the list don't be biased bro.

Its no need to try....

The first who comes to mind is Kobe... Even though he makes those ridiculous shots lol

D12 fan
10-23-2012, 03:37 PM
Its no need to try....

The first who comes to mind is Kobe... Even though he makes those ridiculous shots lol

Kobe has 5 rings,he can take whatever shots he want.

*Superman*
10-23-2012, 03:39 PM
surprised no one said josh smith,he's be so good if he stopped thinking he was an outside shooter and just kept to dunks,and other close in stuff

seriously fans need to stop demanding,and bigmen really need to stop thinking they're ray allen

:nod:

WHODAT8o8
10-23-2012, 03:44 PM
Kobe has 5 rings,he can take whatever shots he want.

Adam Morrison has two. Can he take half of whatever shots he wants?

Tmath
10-23-2012, 03:45 PM
Monta Ellis took 26 shots to only get 25 points last night against the Raptors. Brandon Jennings was equally has horrible.

asandhu23
10-23-2012, 03:50 PM
Monta Ellis took 26 shots to only get 25 points last night against the Raptors. Brandon Jennings was equally has horrible.

believe it or not but 26 shots is more than he usually shoots. talk around psd and you would think he averages 80 shots a game.

Daunter
10-23-2012, 03:54 PM
Toney Douglas was horrible for the Knicks last year

imagesrdecievin
10-23-2012, 03:57 PM
Tyrus Thomas

Legend in his own mind.

UPRock
10-23-2012, 04:04 PM
Kobe has 5 rings,he can take whatever shots he want.

:facepalm:

dtmagnet
10-23-2012, 04:05 PM
Leandro Barbosa, statistically the biggest ballhog.

tapajafri
10-23-2012, 04:07 PM
Josh Smith

Kobe Bryant

Jr Smith

Monta Ellis

DubbyDubbs
10-23-2012, 04:11 PM
Brandon Jennings. Shot selection is horrible. Hes a "I gotta get mine" type of player which often times doesnt work well if he isnt "getting his".... shooting close to or under 40% as a pg is :facepalm:

popo85
10-23-2012, 04:22 PM
Former-
Antoine Walker
Chucker Arenas

JLynn943
10-23-2012, 04:23 PM
Nick Young (although the word "selection" implies that there is some decision-making process involved in taking the shot. Nick Young doesn't think, he just shoots.)

thrice4
10-23-2012, 04:26 PM
Monta Ellis took 26 shots to only get 25 points last night against the Raptors. Brandon Jennings was equally has horrible.

I can't wait for the bucks season! Lol but really they do take really bad shots.

Lakerfan In NY
10-23-2012, 04:29 PM
Jamal Crawford

JasonJohnHorn
10-23-2012, 04:34 PM
Melo and Kobe come to mind. And Barbosa.

JeffG20
10-23-2012, 04:38 PM
i know its early but Austin Rivers is looking like a good candadate

Baller1
10-23-2012, 04:45 PM
Kobe.

Supreme LA
10-23-2012, 04:47 PM
Adam Morrison has two. Can he take half of whatever shots he wants?

Are you so ******** that you can't tell the difference between Kobe and Adam Morrison?? Or do you just like being dumb smart ***?

Supreme LA
10-23-2012, 04:48 PM
:facepalm:

You don't think so? :facepalm:

I Rock Shaqs
10-23-2012, 04:56 PM
JR Smith comes to mind.

topdog
10-23-2012, 05:11 PM
Beasley. He not only shoots a lot, but he shoots the worst percentage least desirable shots.

KnickaBocka.44
10-23-2012, 05:13 PM
Beasley, Jennings, Nick Young

amos1er
10-23-2012, 05:43 PM
We all know were this is going. :rolleyes:

Alayla
10-23-2012, 06:28 PM
Lou willams
monte ellis
Kobe byrant
and mello all come to mind

Alayla
10-23-2012, 06:30 PM
1.JR. Smith (awful)
2.Russell Westbrick (let KD shine bro)
3.Carmelo Anthony (Melo you not Kobe bro)
4.Kobe Bryant (he's allowed he has 5 rings nuff said.)
5.Nate Robinson

This is unfair its really not westbrooks fault fans want him to defer to Durant
Westbrook would be an mvp if you put him on about 70% of other teams
if anything hes the one being held back

Corey
10-23-2012, 06:33 PM
JR Smith, Nick Young, Brandon Jennings, Jamal Crawford, Kobe.

xxplayerxx23
10-23-2012, 06:35 PM
Kobe has 5 rings so he can shoot whereever and when ever he wants Hmm nice
On topic
Jr smith, Nick young, Kobe, Melo come to mind.

Corey
10-23-2012, 06:36 PM
2.Russell Westbrick (let KD shine bro)

Not defending his shot selection, but I disagree with your notion about letting KD shine.

Westbrook needs to score for OKC to be a top tier team. If Westbrook asserts himself early, it makes it a whole hell of a lot easier for KD and Harden to get open looks.

Alayla
10-23-2012, 06:39 PM
surprised no one said josh smith,he's be so good if he stopped thinking he was an outside shooter and just kept to dunks,and other close in stuff(i guess i'm in the minority in thinking a lifetime 28% 3pt shooter probably shouldnt be launching over 100 3's a year:shrug: )

seriously fans need to stop demanding,and bigmen really need to stop thinking they're ray allen

This whole comment is just wrong

first of all Josh Smith is a small forward hes been playing out of position his whole career and i stick by that
2nd of all players develop there games on the court what if Jason kidd never had the freedom to learn a 3 point shot?
I understand tradition but at least in the regular season its insane to restrict a player and tell them NOT to expand there game If players like Josh smith or any Nba player was told not to do somthing on the court becuase they didnt excell at it NO ONE would make it too the nba As Jordan once said It takes failure to succeed look at Iggy (similar player and totally fair comparison) before last season he was an awfull 3 point shooter and it was allways a knock on him sixers fans (myself included at times CRINGED when he shot a 3) doug collins told him not to take them last year and he did anyways and what came of it? thats right a 39% 3 point shooting percentage and an allstar appearance

I dont get people these days... just because you don't like seeing a player do something doesn't mean its a bad thing for them too do

Chucking is taking BAD shots not simply ill advised ones a BAD shot is something like a contested mid ranged jumper with 20 seconds on the shot clock

Bravo95
10-23-2012, 06:41 PM
Just gotta let Westbrook be Westbrook.

Avenged
10-23-2012, 06:44 PM
Adam Morrison has two. Can he take half of whatever shots he wants?

:confused: not even close to comparable.

Alayla
10-23-2012, 06:48 PM
Not defending his shot selection, but I disagree with your notion about letting KD shine.

Westbrook needs to score for OKC to be a top tier team. If Westbrook asserts himself early, it makes it a whole hell of a lot easier for KD and Harden to get open looks.

This and in a sense KD is already shining you don't win a scoring title without consistently getting touches.

for example lets say tomorrow the thunder traded Westbrook for Rondo
yes Rondo is good at getting people open and creating flow in an offense but even with James Harden on the roster
the thunder would become less dangerous due to less of a scoring punch
It would acutally make Durant look wrose to have the pass frist type point everyone tells Westbrook to be and would greatly hurt the team
Meanwhile
westbrook would instantly make the Celtics better giving them a true number 1 scoring option without giving up the ability to spread the ball around because in truth westbrook is an underrated playmaker

I don't think people really understand these days it use to be the assist column got overlooked now people sort of expect that and only that from a top shelf point

A point guards job isn't simply to pass its too make the job as easy for everyone else on the floor as possible and as u said westbrooks scoring helps take A TON of pressure off Durant and harden

P Harvy
10-23-2012, 06:50 PM
Beasely
Kobe
Jr Smith

D-Leethal
10-23-2012, 06:52 PM
Any Knick fan that tells you Melo ain't on this list is lying to themselves. I wouldn't put him first though, Kobe is probably worse. Westbrook might be #1 just because the dumb shots he takes should be magnified by 100 due to Kevin Durant be on the same floor.

Alayla
10-23-2012, 06:55 PM
Any Knick fan that tells you Melo ain't on this list is lying to themselves. I wouldn't put him first though, Kobe is probably worse. Westbrook might be #1 just because the dumb shots he takes should be magnified by 100 due to Kevin Durant be on the same floor.

Nice work completely ignoring my last post explaining why this is just flat out wrong

Corey
10-23-2012, 06:55 PM
This whole comment is just wrong

first of all Josh Smith is a small forward hes been playing out of position his whole career and i stick by that
2nd of all players develop there games on the court what if Jason kidd never had the freedom to learn a 3 point shot?
I understand tradition but at least in the regular season its insane to restrict a player and tell them NOT to expand there game If players like Josh smith or any Nba player was told not to do somthing on the court becuase they didnt excell at it NO ONE would make it too the nba As Jordan once said It takes failure to succeed look at Iggy (similar player and totally fair comparison) before last season he was an awfull 3 point shooter and it was allways a knock on him sixers fans (myself included at times CRINGED when he shot a 3) doug collins told him not to take them last year and he did anyways and what came of it? thats right a 39% 3 point shooting percentage and an allstar appearance

I dont get people these days... just because you don't like seeing a player do something doesn't mean its a bad thing for them too do

Chucking is taking BAD shots not simply ill advised ones a BAD shot is something like a contested mid ranged jumper with 20 seconds on the shot clock
Is that you, Josh?

Josh Smith's shot selection is ****ing awful.

http://courtvisionanalytics.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/JoshSmithHeat.jpg

During the 2011-2012 regular season NBA players attempted almost 9,500 long twos; these shots accounted for 5.9% of all NBA field goal attempts. But some players shoot these shots at a much higher rate, some for good reasons, some for not so good reasons. Which players rely on the Long-2 the most? Well, 16.3% of Josh Smithís shots qualify as long twos; this is the highest percentage in the league; hereís the top 10*:
1. Josh Smith ATL 16.3%
2. Byron Mullens CHA 15.9%
3. Channing Frye PHX 15.7%
4. Shannon Brown PHX 13.9%
5. Ben Gordon DET 13.2%
6. Gerald Henderson CHA 13.2%
7. Marco Belinelli NOH 11.9%
8. Kevin Garnett BOS 11.8%
9. Antawn Jamison CLE 10.4%
10. DeMar DeRozan TOR 10.2%
*Minimum 500 total shot attempts

Josh Smith makes 36.9% of his long twos, just under the league average. Itís hard to justify his extremely high usage in these areas when we consider just how good he is at or near the rim. Comparatively, Kevin Garnettís name appears in both the most frequent and most efficient lists. He is perhaps the best exception to the long-two-is-a-dumb-shot rule for a few reasons. First, he obviously makes these shots at a high rate. But his ability to shoot and make this shot is really helpful for two other less apparent reasons:http://courtvisionanalytics.com/the-long-two-and-josh-smith/

KnickaBocka.44
10-23-2012, 06:57 PM
Any Knick fan that tells you Melo ain't on this list is lying to themselves. I wouldn't put him first though, Kobe is probably worse. Westbrook might be #1 just because the dumb shots he takes should be magnified by 100 due to Kevin Durant be on the same floor.

I don't put any of the elite scorers in the league on the list because a bad shot for them is not the same as a bad shot for someone else.

Evolution23
10-23-2012, 07:00 PM
Kobe takes the crown. Deal with it.

Lakersfan2483
10-23-2012, 07:05 PM
Guys that come to mind in the NBA now are: Stephen Jackson, Monta Ellis, JR. Smith, Danny Granger

Lakersfan2483
10-23-2012, 07:06 PM
Josh Smith also.

Hawkeye15
10-23-2012, 07:07 PM
JR Smith, Beasley, DeRozan all come to mind without looking it up.

Lakersfan2483
10-23-2012, 07:07 PM
Elite scorers that have poor shot selection at times are: Kobe, R. Westbrook, D. Rose and Carmelo Anthony.

crewfan13
10-23-2012, 07:08 PM
As a Bucks fan, I will admit that Jennings is a chucker and has been known to take his share of bad shots, but to his defense, you can't just look at shooting percentage with him. Prior to getting Monta Ellis, the Bucks lacked anyone who even resembled a decent scorer. There were plenty of times where we got stuck late in the shot clock, and since Jennings is one of the only guys on the team that can create his own shot, he had to chuck up a bad shot to beat the shot clock. He is a chucker, but I'm not sure he's one of the worst in the league.

Lakersfan2483
10-23-2012, 07:08 PM
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QUOTE=Hawkeye15;24053386]JR Smith, Beasley, DeRozan all come to mind without looking it up.[/QUOTE]
I forgot about Beasely. He's definitely in the top 10.

Teeboy1487
10-23-2012, 07:16 PM
I'm a huge Kobe fanatic but one of the weaknesses in his game is his shot selection. To his fortune, he's so damn skilled. He makes most of them anyway and have his whole career. I think now that he's older, he has to choose better shots. From what I've seen in the preseason, he has.

Daunter
10-23-2012, 07:20 PM
This is unfair its really not westbrooks fault fans want him to defer to Durant
Westbrook would be an mvp if you put him on about 70% of other teams
if anything hes the one being held back

A star? Yes and MVP? No

Not even Durant has an MVP

meloman1592
10-23-2012, 07:23 PM
Kobe, Monta, JR, Nick Young, Josh Smith

Daunter
10-23-2012, 07:24 PM
Elite scorers that have poor shot selection at times are: Kobe, R. Westbrook, D. Rose and Carmelo Anthony.

With Rose its because he's been basically the only option on offense

abe_froman
10-23-2012, 07:28 PM
With Rose its because he's been basically the only option on offense

yes and no,he isnt but there's no strong second option and is often forced to be the offense.but even outside of that will take stupid shots(his half court heaves that he's so fond of lol)

NYMetropolitans
10-23-2012, 07:30 PM
JR Smith

Kashmir13579
10-23-2012, 07:30 PM
'Melo, Monta, Kobe, and Jamal Crawford come to mind immediately.

Kashmir13579
10-23-2012, 07:31 PM
JR Smith

Wow how on earth did i forget him?

Daunter
10-23-2012, 07:34 PM
yes and no,he isnt but there's o strong second option and is often forced to be the offense.but even outside of that will take stupid shots(his half court heaves that he's so fond of lol)

Those arent bad shots thats just not being obsessed with the stat sheet like 90% of the league.

Every player should take those ,it could change the outcome of the game later on.

Hawkeye15
10-23-2012, 07:37 PM
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I forgot about Beasely. He's definitely in the top 10.[/QUOTE]

He is horrible. He finally became a pretty damn good 3 point shooter last year, but he takes way too many long 2's, can't go right, so he limits his driving ability, and if he gets an iso, just stop moving and crash the boards, he aint passing it.

Have fun Phoenix.

KnickaBocka.44
10-23-2012, 07:40 PM
I forgot about Beasely. He's definitely in the top 10.

He is horrible. He finally became a pretty damn good 3 point shooter last year, but he takes way too many long 2's, can't go right, so he limits his driving ability, and if he gets an iso, just stop moving and crash the boards, he aint passing it.

Have fun Phoenix.[/QUOTE]

Ever since there was that article about the coaches wanting him to shoot more he has been playing like garbage.

LaLa_Land
10-23-2012, 07:45 PM
I'd have to say in ascending order...

luol deng - that guy never gets any separation, he always makes baskets look so much harder than they actually are

kobe bryant - he takes terrible shots. violently off-balance fadeaways, contested step backs, and forced post shots are all part of his regular arsenal...but he makes them all, which is why he's so great..

tie for first jr smith/andray blatch - both guys are insanely ball dominant. whenever the ball touches their hand on the wings it stops, while they start incessantly jabbing their feet and trying to go one on one. these two have been known ball-hogs and egotistical dudes...they take horrible, horrible, kobe-like shots.

paul pierce gets mention too. i love him as a player, but lmao that dude is getting so old...that step back looks like a struggle every time haha

Supreme LA
10-23-2012, 07:48 PM
Kobe has 5 rings so he can shoot whereever and when ever he wants Hmm nice
On topic
Jr smith, Nick young, Kobe, Melo come to mind.

Umm yeah. The same way MJ, Magic, Bird, Lebron, Wade, KG, Duncan, and Pierce can shoot whenever they want. That doesn't mean that they're going to shoot every shot from halfcourt or 3pts while being triple teamed. I'm sure those players know they difference. They're all proven winners. Therein lies the difference. :eyebrow:

Kashmir13579
10-23-2012, 08:10 PM
paul pierce gets mention too. i love him as a player, but lmao that dude is getting so old...that step back looks like a struggle every time haha
Explain his efficiency over the last few years. Unless you think last year is the new norm.

Andrew32
10-23-2012, 08:19 PM
#1.
Kobe
Bryant
#8
#24
The Kobster

#2.
Westbrick

seikou8
10-23-2012, 08:22 PM
#1.
Kobe
Bryant
#8
#24
The Kobster

#2.
Westbrick

ok your kobe hater

b@llhog24
10-23-2012, 08:50 PM
Wade.

Andrew32
10-23-2012, 08:53 PM
ok your kobe hater

Naw. I don't hate Kobe.

His shot selection last year was atrocious though.

nightBULL
10-23-2012, 08:57 PM
Ben Gordon. When he's on, those stupid shots are excuseable, but when he's off you want to kill the guy.

prodigy
10-23-2012, 09:00 PM
Nick Young for sure. I have let to seem this kid pass the ball.

xcrisisx
10-23-2012, 09:15 PM
1. JR. Smith
2. Carmelo Anthony
3. Kobe Bryant
4. Jason Terry
5. Michael Beasley



I wouldn't say that
no being a homer, but top 5?

fadedmario
10-23-2012, 09:33 PM
Austin Daye

Greedy22
10-23-2012, 09:39 PM
Monta Ellis is pretty bad.

Luzern Walker
10-23-2012, 09:56 PM
If you mean Block Shot, I would say McGEE ;)

His selection is really bad

Ill21
10-23-2012, 10:00 PM
I love Jr smith but so e of the shots he takes makes me want to pound his ****ing head in

LeonFSU
10-23-2012, 10:01 PM
Ryan Anderson. He actually has no selection, just get the ball hoist a 3.

HEDO!!!!!!!!!!!

InRoseWeTrust
10-23-2012, 10:59 PM
Jordan Crawford is pretty bad.

Alayla
10-24-2012, 12:41 AM
jimmer! lol ..okay at least 1 person had to think that was funny

RC3
10-24-2012, 12:55 AM
Gallinari, J.R. smith, nick young, carmelo, felton, kobe, westbrook, lin, and shumpert.

thechom80
10-24-2012, 01:02 AM
Can't believe I'm the first to mention: JOSE JORDAN BAREA

N3TS
10-24-2012, 03:33 AM
Not defending his shot selection, but I disagree with your notion about letting KD shine.

Westbrook needs to score for OKC to be a top tier team. If Westbrook asserts himself early, it makes it a whole hell of a lot easier for KD and Harden to get open looks.

I agree, Westbrook has to take take some of the pressure and lighten the load for Durant and in turn benefit Hardens presence as well.

xcrisisx
10-24-2012, 06:45 AM
I agree, Westbrook has to take take some of the pressure and lighten the load for Durant and in turn benefit Hardens presence as well. yeah but sometimes he just forgets to share

theducksmuggler
10-24-2012, 07:45 AM
LOU WILLIAMS!!! he dribbles 14 seconds off the clock every time then chucks up a one foot contested 3 so glass he is off the sixers

b_russ
10-24-2012, 08:17 AM
Most have been said, but CJ Miles NEEDS to be mentioned. Have fun Cleveland.

Raidaz4Life
10-24-2012, 08:19 AM
Kobe is the right answer here, he could be so much greater if he didn't insist on taking ridiculous shots half the game. I think it is a miracle that he is as efficient as he is with the shot selection that he has.

rpgmaster86
10-24-2012, 08:26 AM
westbrook for sure

Daunter
10-24-2012, 08:50 AM
I really want to hear about other players i dont know a lot about not just the easy Kobe and Melo answer.

He115ing
10-24-2012, 09:00 AM
Kobe, Melo, JR