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MonroeFAN
10-13-2013, 07:31 AM
I may be jumping the gun here a bit, but his mechanics look different, and he appears to have great confidence at the line thus far in the pre-season.

He's currently at 9-12 from the line for our first 3 games. This was one OBVIOUS flaw to his game, and it will be interesting to see how teams game-plan for him if he can keep it up.

dnl123
10-13-2013, 08:37 AM
Yeah man haha you're jumping the gun a bit. 9-12 is a small sample size. I'm sure other bad free throw shooters have gotten 9-12 before. It's really just 75% though it is way higher than Drummond's average. Let's wait till he keeps it up in the regular season for about a month.

YoungOne
10-13-2013, 08:53 AM
well dwight howard has 9-12 games once in a while and he still bricks hard on the line with regularity lol

Goose17
10-13-2013, 09:06 AM
Too small, sample size is. In the regular season, true worth at the line we will see. Maybe, improvements made.


http://emissives.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/yoda-slam-dunk-18639.jpg

YoungOne
10-13-2013, 09:12 AM
note: rondo mostly always shot over 75% in preseason.

DallasTrilla23
10-13-2013, 09:16 AM
I'm sure he improved, he couldn't have gotten any worse

MonroeFAN
10-13-2013, 09:28 AM
well alright then, gun jumped. Still excited.

Gators123
10-13-2013, 10:10 AM
I'm sure he improved, he couldn't have gotten any worse

He shot 29% in college :laugh2:


I don't expect him to continue shooting 75% this season though. 50% would be great IMO. I think he can potentially be a 65%+ FT shooter in the future. His form isn't that bad.

JasonJohnHorn
10-14-2013, 09:20 AM
That is a small sample size, but I don't think there was a stretch for his entire rookie season where he shot 75% for even 4 shots, let alone 12. I mean, we are talking about a guy who dropped two consecutive airballs in a game.

He will improve. It would be hard, even for an awful FT shooter, to maintain an average THAT low!

Il Mago50
10-14-2013, 06:17 PM
He's a free throw competence away from being arguably the second best center in the NBA.

tredigs
10-14-2013, 07:41 PM
Free throw shooting is as much about nerves as it is mechanics.

Like YoungOne mentioned, Rondo's an example of a much better foul shooter in the preseason. A lot of players are. And have you seen his game of Horse with Durant where he runs off 20 or so straight 3's? I'm not saying this is necessarily the case with Drummond (and on 12 attempts it's ridiculous to speculate), but it's a reality for a lot of players. You hear all the time how great of a foul shooter D. Howard is in practice as well.

tredigs
10-14-2013, 07:43 PM
He's a free throw competence away from being arguably the second best center in the NBA.
We should probably let him earn a starting spot on his 29 win team before we talk about him being a better center than guys like Marc Gasol (if he were to hit 2 more FT's a night). Especially when he's not just bad at foul shooting, he's possibly the worst of all time.

tredigs
10-14-2013, 07:47 PM
Looking closer, Drummond made like 4 shots outside of 2 feet last year. So, yeah.

http://www.hoopdata.com/player.aspx?name=Andre%20Drummond

Mcdoh
10-14-2013, 09:29 PM
McGee is 8/8 in his FT attempt..

flea
10-14-2013, 09:34 PM
He's a free throw competence away from being arguably the second best center in the NBA.

Haha not a chance. He could shoot 90% at the line and not be the 2nd best center next year. Now is it possible when he's actually in his prime? Sure, but he's got a hell of a lot of guys to pass before that. I don't even know who you think the only better center than Drummond is, but I'd be willing to bet he wears the number 12. FWIW he's not the best in the league either.