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brichard
02-26-2006, 09:50 PM
Good night, sometimes I think he has shot it before he catches it. That is reallly uncanny how quick he shoots it.

Trader Joe
02-26-2006, 09:51 PM
Yeah there was, Reggie.

Kaufman
02-26-2006, 09:53 PM
Reggie.

brichard
02-26-2006, 09:55 PM
I don't think there is a comparison. Reggie may have been quick, but Peja is lightning quick. Reggie usually had to have a pretty good pick to create some space. Peja ***** and fires in the blink of an eye.

sweabs
02-26-2006, 09:56 PM
Michael Redd, in my opinion, has the quickest release in the NBA.

317Kim
02-26-2006, 09:56 PM
Dang! I raced into this thread to say two words..."UNCLE REGGIE" but I guess it's already been stated. It wouldnt hurt to memorize it though..UNCLE REGGIE :D

Trader Joe
02-26-2006, 09:56 PM
NO Reggie had by far the fastest release ever. He defines a catch and shoot player.

Unclebuck
02-26-2006, 10:04 PM
I always thought Dell Curry had the fastest release.

brichard
02-26-2006, 10:05 PM
I've submitted as a QOD to Bruno. I've never submitted a QOD, so we'll see if it gets answered.

I did a search on Quick Release and NBA on Google.com and found lots of opinoins. Peja, Reggie, Kyle Korver, Jeff Hornaceck, Michael Redd, Ray Allen... lots of good shooters come up.

I still think Reggie required a little more room than Peja. Clearly Reggie is a much better clutch shooter, but if he is faster it can't be by much. Peja releases it almost instantaneously.

Unclebuck
02-26-2006, 10:09 PM
I've submitted as a QOD to Bruno. I've never submitted a QOD, so we'll see if it gets answered.

I did a search on Quick Release and NBA on Google.com and found lots of opinoins. Peja, Reggie, Kyle Korver, Jeff Hornaceck, Michael Redd, Ray Allen... lots of good shooters come up.

I still think Reggie required a little more room than Peja. Clearly Reggie is a much better clutch shooter, but if he is faster it can't be by much. Peja releases it almost instantaneously.



Peja is 3 inches taller and releses the ball a little higher, so I think Peja can shot the ball over defenders better than Reggie

SoupIsGood
02-26-2006, 10:10 PM
Ray Allen is pretty quick

pizza guy
02-26-2006, 10:31 PM
Peja's release is insane. Reggie's was fast, but wow, Peja's is ridiculous. Korver also has a quick release.

FreshPrince22
02-26-2006, 10:33 PM
Redd.

Kstat
02-26-2006, 11:15 PM
Korver.

LjuboDaMan
02-26-2006, 11:19 PM
I always thought Dell Curry had the fastest release.

its possible

Kstat
02-26-2006, 11:26 PM
Dell Curry and Draazen Petrovic had the two fastest releases I ever saw, from 3-point range.

Bernard King held the title from mid-range.

bulldog
02-26-2006, 11:43 PM
The thing about Peja is, even with the speed he still has great form (well, except for when he ***** it back and does the little knuckle-ball thing before he readjusts it).
But he gets a really good follow through, it's not a flip, it's just a really quick release.

burnzone
02-26-2006, 11:47 PM
I can't say one individual, but a group of players with amazingly quick releases would be: Larry Bird, Dell Curry, Reggie Miller, Peja Stojakovic, Drazen Petrovic

Anthem
02-27-2006, 12:15 AM
The funny thing was that Reggie's release was only quick when he was in motion. It wasn't nearly as fast (although still faster than most) when he was set.

Raskolnikov
02-27-2006, 02:06 AM
I saw the highlights on nba.com. They showed 2 of peja's 3s and on both I thought he was gonna get blocked by a defender that came rushing in. He shoots his 3s quick, and he shoots em very high to be shooting em so quick.

Sometimes I wish he'd fake a little more (fools rush in every time he spots up for a three), then drive and see what the options are.

Kestas
02-27-2006, 02:08 AM
Good night, sometimes I think he has shot it before he catches it. That is reallly uncanny how quick he shoots it.

Macijauskas

#31
02-27-2006, 06:00 AM
Are u guys blind? Have u not seen Shawn Marion? He shoots with two hands from chest area and doesnt even follow thru, he just FLICKS in 0.01 seconds and Air-Ball. Not just the quickest release but the ugliest in Basketball history!

SoupIsGood
02-27-2006, 06:42 AM
The funny thing was that Reggie's release was only quick when he was in motion. It wasn't nearly as fast (although still faster than most) when he was set.

Very true...

penn13
02-27-2006, 07:55 AM
Penny's release from the Magic.:D

ChicagoJ
02-27-2006, 10:54 AM
Dell Curry, Chris Jackson (Adbul-Rauf) and Johnny Nuemman certainly had faster releases than Reggie.


Peja is 3 inches taller and releses the ball a little higher, so I think Peja can shot the ball over defenders better than Reggie

Very true. Reggie, in rhythym, could just drill a catch-pivot-and-shoot.

Peja just went up in traffic last night and gave a lightning-quick release over a defender that was in excellent position.


The funny thing was that Reggie's release was only quick when he was in motion. It wasn't nearly as fast (although still faster than most) when he was set.

yeah, that's what I'm trying to say.

Peja took and hit some shots last night that Reggie would've had blocked (or, more likely, would've been called for an offensive foul because of that dumb foot kick he always tried to do.)

naptownmenace
02-27-2006, 11:45 AM
Peja's release is a thing of beauty. I've loved it since he made it big in Sacramento.

The guy who had the quickest release of all-time though is Dell Curry. That man was a witch. Both he and Dale Ellis had quicker releases than Reggie and they were in text-book perfect form. Chris Mullin was right up their too.

Sam Perkins had the sloooooooooowest 3-pt release of all-time. Manute Bol even shot em faster. ;)

denyfizle
02-27-2006, 11:53 AM
JJ Redick

Tim
02-27-2006, 12:01 PM
Right now I would say Michael Redd. The thing about his shot is that its consistantly quick. If you are standing in front of him and your hands are not up before he catches the ball its too late he has a clear shot, everytime.

FrenchConnection
02-27-2006, 12:13 PM
Peja is 3 inches taller and releses the ball a little higher, so I think Peja can shot the ball over defenders better than Reggie

This is the point. The combination of his height and quick release makes him so hard to guard on the perimeter. I think that now that he has started to give ball fakes and drive to the bucket sometimes, he will be lethal. Just not at the FT line in the clutch.;)

Brian
02-27-2006, 12:20 PM
I think Michael Redd has the quickest.

#31
02-27-2006, 12:54 PM
Damn, im surprised... nobody agrees with shawn marions super ultra quick release? :)

Raskolnikov
02-27-2006, 02:12 PM
Damn, im surprised... nobody agrees with shawn marions super ultra quick release? :)
Well yeah, I agree. It's certainly the ugliest too, as you mentioned.

Slick Pinkham
02-27-2006, 02:29 PM
I'm glad burnzone mentioned Larry Bird. He had one of the quickest releases I ever saw. Reggie was quick but he also needed to get his legs into the shot, so without a perfect pass to him, his shot wasn't as fast as Bird, who could just flick it up with all wrist if he needed to.

Unclebuck
02-27-2006, 07:36 PM
I don't think Bird's is that quick. he has a very smooth and compact stroke, but not that quick

KingsFan
02-27-2006, 11:02 PM
Ray Allen has the quickest release. On the other hand Peja often takes pretty long 3 pointers.

tora tora
02-28-2006, 12:19 AM
Damn, im surprised... nobody agrees with shawn marions super ultra quick release? :)

I do, that was the first name that came to mind when I saw this thread.

King Mob
02-28-2006, 11:15 AM
Redd by far, if we're talking about current players.

Puovils
02-28-2006, 12:00 PM
Good night, sometimes I think he has shot it before he catches it. That is reallly uncanny how quick he shoots it.

Arvydas Macijauskas

Anthem
02-28-2006, 02:45 PM
Arvydas Macijauskas
Does he even count as an NBA player?

How many minutes has he gotten so far this year?

Slick Pinkham
02-28-2006, 10:31 PM
Eddie House deserves to be mentioned.

All-time Dell Curry might be the fastest, as UncleBuck and KStat mentioned.

Anthem
02-28-2006, 11:13 PM
My release is lightning-quick. Plus when I use it, I shoot at close to .0500 from three. :D

Kestas
03-01-2006, 03:54 AM
Does he even count as an NBA player?



what NBA? I thought we are talking about the fastest realeases in the world..

but generally, yeah, he's an NBA player allright..

Kstat
03-01-2006, 04:53 AM
Yeah, but we were generally referring to GOOD shooters with quick releases..... not bench fodder with half as many career NBA threes as Ben Wallace.

#31
03-01-2006, 05:56 AM
Ahh KSTAT.. then i understand! :) Then i HAVE to go with Ray Allen, the form is just straight from the textbook, beutifull, effective and extremly quick.

wooolus
03-01-2006, 06:46 AM
Josh Childress

Raskolnikov
03-01-2006, 10:37 AM
Sometimes I wish he'd fake a little more (fools rush in every time he spots up for a three), then drive and see what the options are.
Seriously, doesn't anyone else feel like Peja should fake it (his shot) more?

I'd like to hear your thoughts on this.

Since86
03-01-2006, 12:56 PM
Seriously, doesn't anyone else feel like Peja should fake it (his shot) more?

I'd like to hear your thoughts on this.

I wish a lot of players would, but whenever I see them do it, they take a dribble forward and then step back.

They ultimately end up getting the same look, so I don't even waste my breath on it anymore.

Kestas
03-01-2006, 02:29 PM
Yeah, but we were generally referring to GOOD shooters with quick releases..... not bench fodder with half as many career NBA threes as Ben Wallace.

yeah, yeah, like you really kinda .. eh ... offended me here!! :mad:

;)

read your own press about him.

penn13
03-01-2006, 02:35 PM
My vote is Rip.

Kstat
03-01-2006, 02:37 PM
Rip's like Reggie in that his release is a lot slower when he's standing still.

ChicagoJ
03-01-2006, 02:42 PM
I thought the point was that Reggie needed two, if not three screens, to get a shot off.

Not sure how that has become confused with a "quick release" these days...

Kstat
03-01-2006, 02:47 PM
it's a matter of how fast can you release the ball once you've began to shoot it. How long it takes to get the ball is meaningless.

FrenchConnection
03-01-2006, 03:23 PM
it's a matter of how fast can you release the ball once you've began to shoot it. How long it takes to get the ball is meaningless.

It's not meaningless, it's just no what is being discussed here.



Seriously, doesn't anyone else feel like Peja should fake it (his shot) more?

I'd like to hear your thoughts on this.


Yes, and he has starting doing this more and more since he has been here.

hoopsforlife
03-01-2006, 10:33 PM
Jeff Foster. Sometimes it leaves his hands so quick you think he fumbled it.




Kyle Korver is fast.