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  1. #1
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    Andre Drummond might be the worst free throw shooter ever

    As a rook he shot 37%, this year he's down to 22.6%. At Uconn he was under 30% from the line as well...

    Love this kid though, but I worry about this aspect of his game keeping him off the floor.

    Some vids of his freethrows:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UbDt_0LwpI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtaGtQLbiVw

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    He's a terrible FT shooter but he's an amazing talent and he is a super hard worker.


    Quote Originally Posted by Inside Hoops member, 2009
    If your team picks him in the top 10, the GM should be fired. Every year there are comparable talents to Steph who go undrafted. He is not worth a first round pick, let alone a lottery pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThaDubs View Post
    He's a terrible FT shooter but he's an amazing talent and he is a super hard worker.
    Totally agree. He's a beast inside on both ends and an amazing rebounder.

    But he's just so bad at the line, that I don't think he can play in crunch time ever... at least until he fixes it. I mean Dwight shoots like 49% and that's awful... this guy is way worse though.

    Just don't understand how you can play basketball and be this bad at the line. Great kid though, hope he fixes this, because he has the potential to be the best big in the NBA

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    that 240p made me question if it was a 2013 video

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    Looks like stuckey's advice in the first one didn't work at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThaDubs View Post
    He's a terrible FT shooter but he's an amazing talent and he is a super hard worker.
    How do you work hard and get worse in your free throws?

    Lifting weights, running a mile isn't handwork, that's just what comes with being an athlete. That is the expected minimum require for all athletes.

    Working hard is what you do on the practice floor in terms of how to get better in your basketball craft. If you're really working hard and putting time into it, it should show in the game.

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    If he's such a hard worker why hasn't he gotten better at fts?
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    Andris Biedrins is worse


    Quote Originally Posted by NYSpirit1 View Post
    The Knicks were never this bad of a team. They always have been a 48-50 win team stuck in what was a 21-40 team's body.

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    I didn't play ball for over a year, went to the gym and was hitting 60%. how can a guy that's life is basketball be so bad at it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalton749 View Post
    I didn't play ball for over a year, went to the gym and was hitting 60%. how can a guy that's life is basketball be so bad at it
    Ask Shaq.

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    I really think he will improve it soon.He does not have the ''**** it" lazy look on his face,so there is some hope.

    But,I always wanted to ask this.Is a guy allowed to shot a FT by jumping inside from the line?I mean,with his vertical and his size,he could come very close to the basket with his feet on the line.
    Last edited by WARRIORS@GR; 11-30-2013 at 06:52 AM.

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    I have never been able to understand why some NBA players are so bad at FT's. It is the easiest shot in basketball, and is for every level of the game (I guess other than an uncontested layup). A guy can shoot something like 55% inside against contested shots, but can shoot only 30% with a medium range uncontested shot? Just makes no sense to me.

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    he's need to improve

    he worse than dwight howard!

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    I remember a thread from preseason, where a guy said that he improved his ft shooting cause he was 7-11 in one game, that worked out well

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    You all have seen how much of an effect Dwight's terrible free throws can have for their respective teams. For Drummond to be even WORSE...possibly THE WORST EVER!

    That's going to kill the Pistons if they decide to keep Drummond long term. Yes he is very talented at such a young age and CAN improve if he worked on them. But honestly imo, trade Drummond instead and keep Monroe long term.

    But looking at the Pistons FO, they will either trade or let go Monroe instead of Drummond either way. Which would be a huge mistake. But it's also there fault for having HUGE contracts for Josh Smith and Jennings.

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