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    So can we make a big deal out of this? He took 3 shots from beyond the line in the celtics game, getting one of them. But more importantly, one of those shots was down the stretch, only a possession ahead.

    Casey didn't take him out. He didn't call timeout to talk about it. Are we trying to groom Amir into Bargs 2.0 now?


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    I think it's how PF's are playing the game now. Amir is not a bad mid range shooter.. he takes a long time but if he has his feet and has time to take the shot, I think he should and will probably make it at a decent clip.

    It's a nice weapon to have as most teams would play off his shot hoping he would take it.

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    So long as Amir makes his swag face after he lands a three he can keep taking them.

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    If they are giving it to him and the coaches think he's good enough at it, then i guess its OK. I really felt Hansborough played better tonight though

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    They probably want him to shoot it like a Bosh, just so that defenders don't give him 10 feet of space. Opens up the middle slightly for JV.

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    if he's wide open and hitting them then sure
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    It's a good idea if he can start hitting them with some sort of consistency. Right now though, I'm not comfortable with it.
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    If he can hit one out of three, that's three points for every three attempts. Equivalent to scoring 2's at a 50% rate. Keep shooting Amir.

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    I hated Bosh drifting outside and it irks me when Amir does. It speaks to the weakness the rest of the starting lineup has behind the arc, that they feel the need to park Amir out there. I'd much rather have more of a traditional post-up PF to team down low with Valanciunas, so they can alternative hi/low post. I also think Valanciunas could develop a Luc Longley / Rasho style 12' baseline jumper, which would also partner well with a traditional PF. I want my bangers to bang, and be in position for offensive rebounds. Valanciunas and Hansborough were fantastic tonight... Amir was ok, but he's a 3rd big anyway, so he's on par with expectations.

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    Ya, as others have said, its a great tool for opening up the lanes for Demar and Rudy to drive as well as to give JV more room to operate. I'm fine with it... as long as he hits a few of em. Otherwise its useless, as they just won't defend it.
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    I dont mind it it means opposing bigs have to close out on him fro time to time and that = more driving lanes.

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    Quote Rapstor4Life wrote: View Post
    I dont mind it it means opposing bigs have to close out on him fro time to time and that = more driving lanes.
    Speaking of driving, wasn't it awesome when Amir drove down the middle then dished it off to JV for a dunk?

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    if he's wide open and hitting them then sure
    My thoughts exactly.

    Hoping the one he took with the game on the line, was an anomaly.
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    If he hits at 35% - fine. I doubt that's going to happen though - and would prefer he did not take 3s - and most certainly not in clutch 4th quarter situations.

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    As long as Amir is taking open 3-pters in the flow of the game - not early in the shot clock - he should have the green light. This team rebounds well - that's new, but get used to it - and Amir is a decent jumper shooter now.
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    Amir must be hanging out with Novak, in their spare time.

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    I hated Bosh drifting outside and it irks me when Amir does. It speaks to the weakness the rest of the starting lineup has behind the arc, that they feel the need to park Amir out there. I'd much rather have more of a traditional post-up PF to team down low with Valanciunas, so they can alternative hi/low post. I also think Valanciunas could develop a Luc Longley / Rasho style 12' baseline jumper, which would also partner well with a traditional PF. I want my bangers to bang, and be in position for offensive rebounds. Valanciunas and Hansborough were fantastic tonight... Amir was ok, but he's a 3rd big anyway, so he's on par with expectations.
    Amir had 13 last night in 24 minutes on 6/8 shooting. He was +10 (highest on the team). He was better than "okay". Amir has expanded his game every year bit by bit. Adding a new dimension is not a negative. . You have to keep in mind that, given the way this team plays, Amir isn't going to get pick and roll opportunities cause none of the perimeter guys can run pick and roll. He isn't going to get points of cuts and passes cause none of the perimeter guys pass the ball. He is going to get stuff in transition and as a bailout guy in the half court. That being the case, I'd rather see him shooting threes than 20-footers.

    I think it's a potential positive he can bring, along with all the other great stuff he does. He might be a third big, but this team isn't nearly as good when he's not out there.

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    I don't like that they seem to have drawn up plays for him to take the 3. His long 2s were usually the result of him being the last, open option on offense. I'd be fine with 3s in that situation. I don't like that they design the play for that. And I like it even less when you consider how little they design their offense to actually get their big men (all their big men, and heck, even their wings) the ball down in the low post.

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    I hated Bosh drifting outside and it irks me when Amir does. It speaks to the weakness the rest of the starting lineup has behind the arc, that they feel the need to park Amir out there. I'd much rather have more of a traditional post-up PF to team down low with Valanciunas, so they can alternative hi/low post.
    Like 70% of the teams in the league, we run a lot of Horns. If you're not up on how that works, watch this video:


    A lot of the variations of Horns end up with a big man on the perimeter as the swing point to get the basketball from one side of the floor to the other while back-cutting and screening happens along the baseline. Regardless of whether your big can shoot it from there, he's gonna get the ball out there.

    It's obviously something he's been working on, and the shots came when he was wide open and there wasn't much else going on in the offense (with the exception, perhaps, of that one from the corner. wouldn't have minded seeing him drive that.) I don't mind his shot selection so far, especially since he got the rest of his points right around the rim, and went 5-5 from there.

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    I'd like to see Amir in the all-star 3-point competition.
    Takes first ball off the rack. Holds it at knees. Pause. Pumpfake. Shot. Swish.
    Takes second ball off the rack. Holds it at knees. Pause. Pumpfake. Shot. Swish.
    Takes third ball off the rack. Holds it at knees. Pause. Pumpfake. Pause. Pumpfake. Shot. Swish.
    Takes fourth ball off the rack. Holds it at knees. Pause. Pumpfake. Shot. Swish.
    Takes moneyball off the rack. Holds it at knees. Pause. Pumpfake. Pause. Pumpfake. Pause. Shot. Swish.
    Bzzzt! Time up!

    It's just one of the strangest releases in that the more he pauses before shooting, the more effective it seems to be, which is backwards from most players who shoot better with a fluid motion.

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