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    I've noticed this for a while. When play stops the Raptors (mostly Amir) always try to prevent an opponents shot from getting to the hoop. Can anyone explain this to me? Is it to prevent them from gaining confidence from seeing there shot go in? Do other teams do it?

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    Lots of guys do this throughout the league.
    I look at it as being the mentality that "you will never score on my basket as long as I'm on the floor."
    I like it a lot. Shows a certain toughness.
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    its def to not allow someone to see their shot go in imo.. its all a shooter needs to get going

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    Considering most people shoot under 50% wouldn't it be better to let him likely see his shot miss? I realize they're shooting % is in game and maybe much higher when there's no pressure but still it's likely 50/50 right?
    I do like it, though. Kinda like they're denying the satisfaction of taking his shot, like when the ref denied Amir the chance to touch the ball between foul shots and he lost his cool.

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    Quote AlienOverlord wrote: View Post
    Considering most people shoot under 50% wouldn't it be better to let him likely see his shot miss? I realize they're shooting % is in game and maybe much higher when there's no pressure but still it's likely 50/50 right?
    I do like it, though. Kinda like they're denying the satisfaction of taking his shot, like when the ref denied Amir the chance to touch the ball between foul shots and he lost his cool.
    why not make it a 100% chance that he misses? he will see it miss no matter what.. has the same effect even if he knew it was going in..

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    KG innovated this lol


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    I dunno if he started it but he is the first one I remember seeing do it back in the day too

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    It's also a dick maneuver to get inside peoples head. If someone takes the time to shoot after the whistle and it's goal-tended it can be very frustrating and make you angry, which is also the point, to get you off your game. At least for Garnett.

    Also, if you want to take it to the extreme do it Russell Westbrook style... he blocked the Nugget's Mascot's half court attempt twice
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    Quote ezz_bee wrote: View Post
    It's also a dick maneuver to get inside peoples head. If someone takes the time to shoot after the whistle and it's goal-tended it can be very frustrating and make you angry, which is also the point, to get you off your game. At least for Garnett.

    Also, if you want to take it to the extreme do it Russell Westbrook style... he blocked the Nugget's Mascot's half court attempt twice
    That was hilarious!

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    Quote AlienOverlord wrote: View Post
    Considering most people shoot under 50% wouldn't it be better to let him likely see his shot miss? I realize they're shooting % is in game and maybe much higher when there's no pressure but still it's likely 50/50 right?
    I do like it, though. Kinda like they're denying the satisfaction of taking his shot, like when the ref denied Amir the chance to touch the ball between foul shots and he lost his cool.
    Most people shoot under 50% in a game situation. On a freebie shots however, that % skyrockets.

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    I think it's simply an intimidation tactic. Amir does it, Davis did it, and I've even seen DeRozan do it.

    I wonder if it's an identified team strategy?
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    Its a great thing to do especially when you happen to be leading and the opponent is just tossing up bricks can really get into your head if you are lik 2-19 shooting right Il Mago? lool

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    I think it's much less about letting shooters see the shot go in, or even get confidence in their shot.

    It's all about saying, 'you shall not pass'
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    Ed was the one who did it on the Raptors on every dead ball. It started rubbing off on Amir, DeMar etc.

    Ed's role model is KG he has said it in the past.

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    Quote e2thed wrote: View Post
    Ed was the one who did it on the Raptors on every dead ball. It started rubbing off on Amir, DeMar etc.

    Ed's role model is KG he has said it in the past.
    So true. Ed was the king of this for the raptors.

    I just wish the the Tony Allen video was mandatory watching in training camp for why not to jump after the whistle


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    I cringe every time I see a player land on 1 leg (whether before or after a whistle). Get both feet down, ya dummies!
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    Quote AlienOverlord wrote: View Post
    I've noticed this for a while. When play stops the Raptors (mostly Amir) always try to prevent an opponents shot from getting to the hoop. Can anyone explain this to me? Is it to prevent them from gaining confidence from seeing there shot go in? Do other teams do it?
    It started with KG as far as I am aware. But ever since Dwayne Casey came in, Ed Davis began doing it on our team (I think because of DC), then Amir joined in, and now most of the raptors attempt it including Quincy Acy who Ive seen do it multiple times.

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    Quote Jclaw wrote: View Post
    So true. Ed was the king of this for the raptors.

    I just wish the the Tony Allen video was mandatory watching in training camp for why not to jump after the whistle

    I've heard this argument before as well as the one arguing that KG's knees would be in better shape if he didn't jump for hundreds of shots after the whistle. Personally, I think it's ridiculous. Injuries are going to happen. They're athletes. Should they not practice? Play summer ball? Be pushed around in wheelchairs all day to 'save' their bodies? Maybe teams should ban jumping off the bench to celebrate a teammates dunk. Could be dangerous.

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    im just worried that with ed gone the habit will be lost

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    Quote Rap Attack wrote: View Post
    im just worried that with ed gone the habit will be lost
    Amir and Acy will keep it going....maybe even Jonas.
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