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naptownmenace
02-13-2004, 02:58 PM
I'm talking about the person that has their own shots blocked by someone else.

I'll give you a clue: It's the same person that led the league last season.

Here's another clue: This player led the league as a Pacer last year.

It's probably not the person you might be thinking.

One last clue: He currently plays for the Indiana Pacers.

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Jermaine O'Neal :o

J.O. had his shots blocked 131 times last season. That shocked me because we always complained about Brad Miller getting his shots blocked last season that I thought he led the league. Brad wasn't even in the top ten!

Guess who comes in at a very close second. It's the same guy that was second last year. Shareef Abdur-Rahim.

The top five players are all over 6'9". Why is that? Is it poor shot selection? Is it just because they take more shots close to the basket? What is it? :confused:

naptownmenace
02-13-2004, 03:08 PM
I forgot to add the link that I got this info from.

http://www.nba.com/features/pollack_040114.html



Rick Bucher from ESPN was the one that mentioned J.O. and Abdur-Rahim as being the league leaders in shots blocked by others, this year. He said that on NBA Tuesday Night this week when they were discussing the Atlanta/Portland trade.

waxman
02-13-2004, 03:15 PM
Jermaine thinks no one will block his shot so he often doesn't add a pump fake or what not...allowing the defense to time his move....most of the time he gets the shot off but sometimes it gets blocked.

ChicagoJ
02-13-2004, 03:33 PM
I think its because JO is getting hammered and not getting the foul calls that other guys get. If that foul is called just one more time per game it makes a big difference not just in this stat, but also in the general defensive approach our opponents take.

Suaveness
02-13-2004, 03:34 PM
[quote="Jay@Section222"]I think its because JO is getting hammered and not getting the foul calls that other guys get.
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This is waht I think. JO simply does not get calls, and that means more blocked shots against him. :unimpressed:

Unclebuck
02-13-2004, 03:43 PM
I don't think this is a bad thing. Shows he is aggressive and not shooting jump shots.

Nap, Brad shoots mostly jump shots so he won't be in the top 10, not suprising

beast23
02-13-2004, 05:46 PM
Yet, you have to wonder what his shooting percentage and scoring average would be if he did get more calls and/or reduced the number of his shots that were blocked by 1/2 or so.

Peck
02-13-2004, 06:01 PM
I don't think this is a bad thing. Shows he is aggressive and not shooting jump shots.

Nap, Brad shoots mostly jump shots so he won't be in the top 10, not suprising

The irony of this is that you used Brad getting his shot blocked so often as one of the weaknesses & one of the justifications for the move.

naptownmenace
02-13-2004, 06:12 PM
I think its because JO is getting hammered and not getting the foul calls that other guys get. If that foul is called just one more time per game it makes a big difference not just in this stat, but also in the general defensive approach our opponents take.

Now you know what? That's the first thing I thought too. He still doesn't get the benefit of the doubt like he should. I supose he'll need to win an MVP award and/or the championship before he gets that type of consideration.

Then again, sometimes he doesn't elevate much on his turnaround jumper and gets it slapped away. He usually gets those back half of the time but still he sometimes doesn't put enough arch on his shot.

Shooter
02-13-2004, 06:13 PM
The Pacers have been lobbying the refs for the last two years to get J.O. more foul calls. It obviously isn't going to happen. At this point you have to adjust to the refs.

I Personally think J.O. is forcing too many shots into the double and triple teams some teams throw at him. Couple that with the non calls and he can have some bad shooting games even though he may still get his 20 points.

As he keeps improving every year I think he can tweak his game and keep improving. Becoming a better passer or not holding the ball so long before he makes his move for instance.

beast23
02-13-2004, 07:05 PM
As he keeps improving every year I think he can tweak his game and keep improving. Becoming a better passer or not holding the ball so long before he makes his move for instance.

In order for the Pacers to reach their full potential this year and in the playoffs, I think this point is crucial..... and it applies to Artest and Harrington, as well.

Either initiate the move within 3-4 seconds, or pass the ball.

Anthem
02-13-2004, 09:35 PM
I don't think this is a bad thing. Shows he is aggressive and not shooting jump shots.

Nap, Brad shoots mostly jump shots so he won't be in the top 10, not suprising

The irony of this is that you used Brad getting his shot blocked so often as one of the weaknesses & one of the justifications for the move.

Peck, what signifies a good defense? A low point total or a low fg%?

Just curious... cause your logic is the kind I hear when people say "They have a great defense! Teams only average 60 points against them!" Yeah, but that doesn't mean they stop anybody. It just means they really S...L...O...W... the game down.

I'd say that if Brad shoots around the rim, he's MUCH more likely to get his shot blocked than Jermaine. You don't agree?

Peck
02-13-2004, 09:54 PM
I don't think this is a bad thing. Shows he is aggressive and not shooting jump shots.

Nap, Brad shoots mostly jump shots so he won't be in the top 10, not suprising

The irony of this is that you used Brad getting his shot blocked so often as one of the weaknesses & one of the justifications for the move.

Peck, what signifies a good defense? A low point total or a low fg%?

Just curious... cause your logic is the kind I hear when people say "They have a great defense! Teams only average 60 points against them!" Yeah, but that doesn't mean they stop anybody. It just means they really S...L...O...W... the game down.

I'd say that if Brad shoots around the rim, he's MUCH more likely to get his shot blocked than Jermaine. You don't agree?

First of all, my post had nothing to do with anything other than stateing that U.B. used to complain all of the time about Brad Miller getting his shot blocked. Nothing more nothing less.

But to answer your question. It's not a yes or no answer.

Because while I agree that Brad might have his shot blocked more often (& I'm not even certain of that but I'll just go ahead & say he will) he would draw more fouls than Jermaine.

Brad had/has an uncanny knack for drawing fouls, almost Reggie like.

Anthem
02-14-2004, 01:16 AM
[quote]Because while I agree that Brad might have his shot blocked more often (& I'm not even certain of that but I'll just go ahead & say he will) he would draw more fouls than Jermaine.

Brad had/has an uncanny knack for drawing fouls, almost Reggie like.

Well, I'm not going to disagree with that. Something about a purple hippo. :flirt:

Seriously, when I saw this thread the first thing I thought was "It's about Jermaine... and Peck's going to say 'But you guys always complained about BRAD getting his shot blocked...'"

You're right. Brad does have the uncanny ability to draw fouls. <shade>Of course, Jermaine has the uncanny ability to GET fouled, but he never gets calls because the refs are biased.</shade>

Just messin... :laugh:

SycamoreKen
02-14-2004, 03:15 AM
Duncan was 3rd on the list and it is obvious that he gets plenty of calls. I think it may have mre to do with them both being the main option on their teams. They get doubled and triple teamed a great deal and help is always coming from the other side. They also take a majority of their team's shots, so more chances to get them blocked, especially on the inside.

Netweeny
02-14-2004, 01:49 PM
To get an accurate feel for who the worst player is at getting his shot blocked you need to look at a percentage value. Jermaine has the highest total amount of blocked shots, but is it the highest percentage? Maybe, maybe not. But I think the percentage value is tons more revealing than the total amount.


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