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View Poll Results: The most important ability?

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  • Shooting

    5 23.81%
  • Footwork

    2 9.52%
  • Court Vision/Passing

    2 9.52%
  • Intelligence

    5 23.81%
  • Speed

    0 0%
  • Acceleration

    1 4.76%
  • Dribbling

    2 9.52%
  • Rebounding

    0 0%
  • Lateral Quickness

    1 4.76%
  • Jumping

    0 0%
  • Posting Up

    2 9.52%
  • Stealing

    0 0%
  • Blocking

    0 0%
  • Ability to stay in front of your man

    0 0%
  • Something i forgot (Please explain)

    1 4.76%
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  1. #1
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    What Is The Single Most Important Ability You Prefer?

    For a basketball player ? Please write your reasoning.

    Edit: I want to add the choice --Finishing around the rim(Layups/Dunks).. Can a mod please add this?
    Last edited by basketfan4life; 11-21-2014 at 08:37 AM.

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    Characteristic = determination
    Ability (meaning skill) = passing


    Kristaps Porzingis
    Stronger than most 15 year old girls.

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    Making teammates better.

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    Coachability... not an actual word but you know what I mean.

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    I picked lateral quickness out of the choices. That applies and improves any position. The skills are position specific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtcocaine View Post
    Making teammates better.
    I mean if this is your main thing, you have to choose what's causing it. Passing/court vision? Intelligence?

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    you can make a living in the NBA by just being able to shoot the ball so I'd go with shooting

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    Intelligence
    Quote Originally Posted by nycericanguy View Post
    well unfortunately it looks like you were right about Bargs...

    but hopefully we can use his expiring, if not at least we unloaded Novak's deal...

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    work ethic

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    Quote Originally Posted by YAALREADYKNO View Post
    you can make a living in the NBA by just being able to shoot the ball so I'd go with shooting
    agreed. the point of the game is to put the basketball in the rim. If you are amazing at it i.e. Ray Allen, you can make the big bucks for a long time.



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    Quote Originally Posted by curtcocaine View Post
    Making teammates better.
    Quote Originally Posted by Goose17 View Post
    Coachability... not an actual word but you know what I mean.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiecballer View Post
    Intelligence
    Quote Originally Posted by jerellh528 View Post
    work ethic
    People seem to be missing the point of the thread. Obviously a hard working, intelligent, coachable player would make his teammates better. But if you had that player with a great work ethic what would you tell him to work on if he could only be great at one thing?

    I like the idea of this thread. I'm sticking with passing - "court vision"


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    Quote Originally Posted by KnicksorBust View Post
    People seem to be missing the point of the thread. Obviously a hard working, intelligent, coachable player would make his teammates better. But if you had that player with a great work ethic what would you tell him to work on if he could only be great at one thing?

    I like the idea of this thread. I'm sticking with passing - "court vision"
    A player with great work ethic would work hard to improve all facets
    Haha but okay, umm I guess it had to be something from that list I would choose footwork. Great footwork allows for better positioning and angles even if you aren't the best athlete, and is the skill that I think helps most on BOTH sides of the ball.

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    Either shooting or posting up. The entire point of bball is to score points... although the other attributes definitely help in scoring or defending against scoring in some way, shooting and posting up are essential facets of bball scoring. If this was a draft and everyone was average in everything except for being great in one attribute... I'm choosing either the great shooter or post player.

    Btw where does inside scoring apply here? Stuff like layups, floaters, ability to change shots midair, drawing contact in the paint. Also very important and doesn't always apply to posting up skills.

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    Mental toughness.

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    Back to the basket play. Kinda like a lost art IMO.

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