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FlavaDave
09-18-2006, 10:35 AM
This is a cool tool on NBA.com:

http://www.nba.com/hotzones/popup.html

Check out DWade's. Also, it's odd that Dirk takes the bulk of his three's at the spot at which he is the worst. In fact, many 3-point shooters do the same thing. Ray Allen and Chauncy Billups are exceptions.

Check it out. It's kinda cool to try to predict certain player's charts. You might be surprised.

aero
09-18-2006, 11:37 AM
very interesting indeed. thanks for that link :)

sweabs
09-18-2006, 01:44 PM
That is an awesome tool - thanks.

Just look at Peja's regular season from last year. The man is brutal from anything inside the 3 point arc.

Fool
09-18-2006, 01:56 PM
Shaq either dunks or misses.

imawhat
09-18-2006, 02:04 PM
This is an awesome tool!

I wonder if Carlisle and staff make up their own charts to show players. It's a really valuable tool in determining a player's tendencies and/or strong areas.

sweabs
09-18-2006, 02:18 PM
Matt Bonner - the boy is going to have a field day in San Antonio.

N8R
09-18-2006, 02:32 PM
Very cool tool. Crazy to look at some of the players.

imawhat
09-18-2006, 02:53 PM
The Pacers took 2422 shots near the basket last year. Out of the other areas, they took the second most shots from top left behind the three point line (444), which is kind of strange. 38% of their shots were very close to the basket, as opposed to the Heat (46%) and the Mavericks (40%). The Hawks shot 46% of their shots at close range and the Bobcats shot 43%.

FlavaDave
09-18-2006, 03:15 PM
The starting Dallas backcourt has no cold zones. Wow.

Pingu
09-18-2006, 06:31 PM
It's kinda funny, and scary at the same time that Zach Randolph's only two hot zones are behind the arc, on the left wing. :-o

DeS
09-19-2006, 01:23 AM
Well, Tinsley looks like a center ;)

Fool
09-19-2006, 09:51 AM
It's kinda funny, and scary at the same time that Zach Randolph's only two hot zones are behind the arc, on the left wing. :-o

You mean, the two places he shot the least from? Guy isn't even above 50% underneath the basket.

FlavaDave
09-19-2006, 11:17 AM
Ben Gordon is hitting over .500 from the right side of the arc on 126 shots.

Romsey31
09-19-2006, 12:45 PM
hey thats really cool...thanks.

ROCislandWarrior
09-19-2006, 12:56 PM
even though everyone has already said this...

nice find!

FlavaDave
09-19-2006, 01:54 PM
Here's some thoughts on the Pacers:

SJax: Not surprisingly, he took the largest quantity of shots at his weakest spot. He took 114 shots from the right arc, shooting a dismal .281. Also, he took the second least amount of shots in his only hot zone (besides the inside shot, which 90% of the league is hot in).

JO: Obviously, he was hot inside. But he shot around .450 from the area around the right free throw line, which is higher than some might expect (I've heard people moan when he takes the face-up jumper). But the real story is the right post. Guys like Dirk and Brand shoot about .500 from there, but JO only hit .327. But there is one guy who did worse: Tim Duncan.

Tinsley: Not much to see here. Parker's looks similar, but he shot a blistering .661 inside. Sam Cassell puts Tinsley to shame. And don't even look at Steve Nash. A similar player is Andre Miller, which is interesting since a few people here want to trade Tinsley for him. And Andre was healthy. Also, Billups is about the only guy I could find who is below .500 inside (.430).

imawhat
09-19-2006, 01:57 PM
JO: Obviously, he was hot inside. But he shot around .450 from the area around the right free throw line, which is higher than some might expect (I've heard people moan when he takes the face-up jumper).

It depends on how he's taking it. If he's stepping into his shot near the line from a pass he's almost automatic. If he's facing up one-on-one from the line he's not as effective.

Good comparisons with Duncan and Nowitzki/Brand.

Fool
09-19-2006, 02:25 PM
Also, Billups is about the only guy I could find who is below .500 inside (.430).

Chauncey can't jump.