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Chinanu Onuaku Brings Back The Underhanded Free Throw


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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted October 13, 2016 - 10:17 PM


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Posted October 14, 2016 - 06:36 PM

I like it.

 

More players should use that style.  Gotta get over their concern about what others think and do something that can improve their play and their team.


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Posted October 14, 2016 - 08:20 PM

Im not knocking the dude. I actually like it.

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Posted October 15, 2016 - 06:16 AM

Drummond and Jordan are too stupid to try that.
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Posted October 15, 2016 - 09:23 AM

Drummond and Jordan are too stupid to try that.

 

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Posted October 15, 2016 - 10:04 AM

I really don't understand why it's such a stigma.  Sure people would joke for a week or two but it will be accepted soon enough.  If you have a decent shooting form and can shoot 60% or higher fine but if you're below 50% then you're just letting your pride / rep / image hold you back.  



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Posted October 15, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Helping your team win is helping your team win. If that makes you a better free throw shooter than you should do it.

 

Plain and simple.


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Posted October 15, 2016 - 06:01 PM

Its this era of people caring about being clowned. 

if Deandre Jordan or Andre Drummond was a 70% free throw shooter it would change SO MUCH. 

But some would rather look stupid missing them than making them I guess. 


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 10:30 PM

I think its awesome that he's trying the underhand shot. Why the hell not. Imagine if Shaq had done the same he could have been in the top 3 on the all-time scoring list. His FG% would have improved since other teams would be affraid to just hack him and he would have hit 2-3000 more points from the line as well.

 

It always amazes me that someone like DeAdnre or Drummond wont go with the underhand because of some kind of fear of being laughed at. We already are laughing at their .400 % of whatever the hell it is. If Drummond shot 75% from the line, i dont think anyone would be laughing at him.



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Posted October 16, 2016 - 11:53 PM

Has any study been done on the effectiveness of this? Like if the worst FT shooters adopted it, is it just something to try or is there something tested in shot mechanics that genuinely make it easier for these guys?

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Posted October 17, 2016 - 03:31 AM

Has any study been done on the effectiveness of this? Like if the worst FT shooters adopted it, is it just something to try or is there something tested in shot mechanics that genuinely make it easier for these guys?

 

I think there's been made quite a few studies on the matter and i belive it's about the angle you shoot at, the backspin and that it is easier to replicate.

 

Saw it as an answer to a riddle this year on FiveThirtyEight.com:

http://fivethirtyeig...he-trench-coat/  (on the bottom of the page - the solution to the riddle from the week before).

 

It's a bit heavy reading, but generally they suggest a 75% FT shooter could improve to about 90% AND that the greatest improvement is among the bad FT shooters.


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