Last edited by Joey; Thu Apr 24th, 2014 at 09:53 PM.
"That was Nasty right? Cocked that Joint back and banged on 'em." -James Johnson
DD's Jumper has improved leaps and bounds over the last three years from a form standpoint. You have to look at release and rotation..... his biggest flaw (IMO) is that he tends to lose focus and fall backward on his shots....even on the line. When he's shooting poorly you can see it. He already has a flat position at the beginning, like Jamal Wilkes, I know because I do the same thing. When you have that happening, and you start to fall back, your shot either becomes flat, or even when you get nice arc on it, it tends to fall short.
I have been really watching him this year, and this is one of the things he has fixed the most..... and his actual release and rotation...its beautiful. Nice high arching and soft shots..... love it
Imo the ugliest part of his shot is when he gathers and starts to go up. Don't know why. Just something about it.
Hope he can some of those beaux twos in the next game.
RIP Tom Sterner
I find it ugly, especially the further he steps out to shoot. When he shoots from three it looks pretty bad, like he's straining really hard to make the distance.
Just look at his hand positioning on the ball and where the ball is in relation to his head. It's too far back and a little further to the right than I think makes a beautiful shot. DeMar also releases with the OUTSIDE of his hand, whereas great shooters/smooth shooters release from their index.
Also DD shot is inconsistent and he has a hitch in his elbow sometimes (seen when he shoots the three).
DD really does not have a pretty shot
Also DD's release is not as smooth as someone like Kobe's or Curry's or Durant's. He doesn't extend as much and he is "stiff fingered"
For the record Durant has an unorthodox shot. It is on the left side of his face, but his release and shot prep are fantastic so it works. DD has a rough shot prep because he brings the ball so far back which breaks up the flow from the dip to the release
as my ex would say, as long as it goes in the hole who cares
This is pretty!!!
Btw, Durant's shot may be a little different but I love it all the same.
I don't see any similarities between Kobe and DeMar's shooting form. DeMar likes to take Kobe Bryant like shot(fadeaway, spin move, finesse etc). I think he patterned his game after Kobe. That's why he looks like Kobe when he's on his game but their form is completely different.
But anyway, who really cares.
If it goes in, meh.
Look at Marion.
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