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#61 alec613

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Posted February 23, 2013 - 12:35 AM

As a Laker fan, I hate it personally.
But it's part of the game. And it must remain, as it will encourage future big men to develop their shooting at a young age.

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Posted February 23, 2013 - 03:23 PM

As a Laker fan, I hate it personally.
But it's part of the game. And it must remain, as it will encourage future big men to develop their shooting at a young age.


And then call them soft because they prefer the easier method of scoring.

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Posted February 23, 2013 - 07:04 PM

David Stern is a hypocrite. If hack a Dwight is allowed, then benching your star players before a game should too.

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Posted February 24, 2013 - 03:17 PM

Eventhough at one point late in the game Dwight almost shockingly hit back-to-back FTs, I think we're still very fortunate the Mavs didn't go with this. Can you guys imagine the kind of game today going back & forth close all the way till the end if we would've had Dwight going to the line every possession? Surely we would've lost.

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Posted February 24, 2013 - 03:37 PM

Well I'm glad Dwight hit them in the clutch.

Quite amazing really, him not hitting them in the first game of the season is what cost us that game(well we all missed) but Dwight conquered those demons today.

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Posted February 24, 2013 - 03:42 PM

^ You're making it sound like they did actually go with the Hack-A-Dwight though, which they obviously didn't. It could've been a much different story and I know you know that. I'm surprised that they didn't considering how hot Kobe was and Nash as well. I guess they didn't wanna' go with their best chances of winning, lucky us.

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Posted February 24, 2013 - 03:43 PM

This is a game where even though Dwight was not very good offensively, I believe he made a huge difference in the game. He had a team high +15 and whenever he went out of the game we were giving up rebound after rebound and they were scoring layup after layup.

And maybe it is just me, but after a game like this, I feel like Dwight has really matured since a few weeks ago. Dwight got up only 7 shots and 9 points. A few weeks ago he would be unhappy about his lack of touches, but now he is all smiles and giving props to guys like Kobe and Nash. When asked about Kobe after the game, Dwight said it was "fun" to watch him. Good sign for the offseason and the rest of this season. Dwight didn't allow his rough shooting night affect how he played defense.

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Posted February 24, 2013 - 04:15 PM

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Posted March 11, 2013 - 09:09 PM

Mike D’Antoni not Worried about Hack-A-Dwight

 

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By now, Dwight Howard’s struggles at the free throw line have been well documented. Currently shooting a career low 48% this season from the charity strike, Dwight’s performance at the line has been abysmal.

 

Many have wondered whether or not head coach Mike D’Antoni would consider sitting Dwight late in games to avoid him being fouled. If you ask D’Antoni, that isn’t an option.

 

Per LA Times:

 

“I’m not taking Dwight out. He’s too valuable. You take him out, like when they did hack-a-Shaq at the end … then defensively we can’t stop anybody,” said D’Antoni. “He’ll make his foul shots.  I’ve got faith in him. If everybody plays hard and if that’s how we go down, then we’ll go down that way.”

 

On plays where the team needs a three, D’Antoni isn’t concerned about Howard getting caught with the ball — and sent to the free-throw line.

We know how to get around that,” he said. “That’s not a big deal.”

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 09:42 AM

they should just go back to the younger leagues and call it an intentional foul... give the player the 2 free throws (he was fouled) but the team get's possession after the free throws as well.



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Posted March 12, 2013 - 10:30 AM

I'm not sure how accurate this is, but if the opposing team is shooting 50% and Dwight is making 50% of his FTs then it's a wash.

 

2 possessions per team nets:

Opposing team makes basket (100% FG) + 2 pts

Dwight makes 1/2 FTs (50% FT) + 1 pt

Opposing team misses basket (50% FG) 

Dwight makes 1/2 FTs (50% FT) + 1 pt

 

Of course there's other contributing factors on how effective Hack-a-Dwight is within the moment of the game, but simplifying it like this shows it's not a fool-proof way to win.


Edited by Piston Honda, March 12, 2013 - 04:15 PM.


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 04:25 PM

Dwight has 19 free throw attempts... This "hacka dwight" strat is the dumbest thing I have ever seen, they need to make a rule where if you foul a person off the ball and the team is in the penalty the team has the choice of choosing who to shoot the free throws. This game became boring as [expletive] in the last 4 mins.... 19 damn free throws at half time for 1 player??

It's not dumb, it's strategy. You should be mad at Dwight for missing so many gimmies instead.


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 04:30 PM

It's not dumb, it's strategy. You should be mad at Dwight for missing so many gimmies instead.

Its taking advantage of a stupid rule really. It ruins the game. This is not entertaining basketball. 

 

and no [expletive] its strategy me calling it dumb is me venting my frustration, however dwight will be dwight his not a good free throw shooter I dont expect him to suddently hit 70%


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 04:31 PM

^ Whether you admit it or not, hypothetically speaking, if Dwight were on the Heat and it was our only or best chance of beating them, I'm pretty damn sure you'd feel a lot differently.


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 05:15 PM

hack a dwight benefits the lakers. it allows kobe and nash to get free throws easier. i don't hate it. it bites us sometimes but i think it's positive as long as dwight shoots 50% or higher


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 05:33 PM

Congratulations Dwight Howard on the NEW ALL-TIME LAKERS RECORD.

 

Sorry Shaq.


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 05:38 PM

He was 16/20 tonight in Hack-A-Howard FTs.



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Posted March 12, 2013 - 05:39 PM

well that was an enjoyable free throw practice


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 05:39 PM

To be fair though, none of those free throws really came in any super tense clutch close-game situations though so Dwight could definitely breathe pretty easily.


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 05:45 PM

25/39 aint to bad for dwight. There coach should be fired after that [expletive]. Looked like some girl trying to get back at her ex boyfriend.






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