I likethat Brewer guy on Florida, he reminds me of Josh Howard
But what Noah doesn't have is a consistent shot and an NBA body capable of playing legit defense on decent big men.
Artest had a lot of passion too...when we were winning. I have a feeling Noah is going to be a sore loser-type.
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Nah but honestly he can develop a better shot (not that hard to do honestly) and he DID shoot 60% constantly in college. Not that bad for a big. The defensive thing - sure he will be overpowered sometimes, but he has great length and good speed to help out with that.
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I am not sure, however, how that will play out for Noah. I have only heard the guy speak a couple times, and he sounded like a New York City thug. ...and it wasn't just the accent, but what he said. So, maybe you have something here.
Obviously you've never reconstructed a jumpshot before. It's anything but easy, and it takes A LOT of time and practice. I'm talking 1000+ jumpshots a day for well over a month. It took me a whole summer, and I only changed the way the ball sat in my right hand. I couldn't imagine restructuring the whole thing from the waist up.
Him "shooting" 60% was him hitting layups and dunks. How many times a game do you think he stepped out and took anything over 5ft if it wasn't a FT? I would pick under if the line was set at 2.
Conley's shot will develop over time. It's not a big issue at all. Tony Parkers an even worse shooter and he's an All-Star, and he doesn't have half the passing ability that Mike has.
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He shoots with his hands on the sides of the ball and pushes it with his thumb, which is why it side-spins. It would be a total shot reconstruction, because it would affect everything from hand position, release point, the way he holds his arms, etc.
His shot is just straight awful.