hmmm, not sure you'll find that anywhere.
To ME a chucker is a slightly derogatory term for an inefficient scorer.
One who gets his points, but takes a lot of shots to do it.
There are a few very efficient scorers out there.
They make their teams better with their scoring and they do it on a minimum of shots so the other players on the team are more involved because they know they have a chance to handle the ball.
A Chucker is one who isn't really that caliber of scorer, but he's the best his teams got so he gets the ball in the crunch situation.
just my definition.
scorer = Danny year before last
chucker = Danny with his 2009-2010 shot selection (including contested shots with others open, 3's randomly early in the shot clock, unnecessarily 'tough' shot, et cetera and so on).
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Any of you guys think that with Big Boy Roy's commitment to hard work in the low post (e.g., improving fouling situation, post moves, Walton) and conditioning (body fat at 10%) that he should be mentioned in the article?
I really think Collison+DG+Roy is going to be a monster this year and if I were Indy, I'd have season tickets yesterday.
Throw in a healthy Tyler (fingers-crossed) and off-dopeRush/George...
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If you suddenly decide you're willing to move Granger, I'd think you'd have a lot of takers. Lots of teams could put together a decent package, not just Minny.
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Danny was a chucker last year, and I intend the negative connotation. If you won't take my word for it, go check out T-bird's player analysis of Danny. Even our favorite resident coach talked about his terrible shot selection, firing up 3's with no sense of the game situation.
We're not trading Danny.
I don't know why a lot of people want to.
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You could have a lineup of:
? (free agent we spend our cap space on)
Talking about his game and being unhappy that he is less than I think he could be doesn't mean I want to trade him.
He's still the best player on this team.
He's a classy guy and a hard worker and has been a very clean face of the Pacers.
And IF he understands that we have OTHER weapons now, and he can subordinate his shooting some and put some of that energy saved into playing defense, rebounding and blocking shots. Again.
He can be an all star that way.
And a more respected one.
He can be the scoring guy (and not a lot else) until Roy takes that job over.
Average glossy scoring numbers.
Or he can be the unquestioned leader of this team with his all around play and leadership.
Understanding that Roy can score. Darren can score. Brandon can score. Dunleavy can score. Hansbrough can score. PG will score (maybe hugely so someday)
HE"S GOT HELP NOW!
I think this is the year for him to chose his path.
I would go so far as to say that there might be no more clear indicator of the success or failure of this team than what happens to Dannys numbers.
If he's shooting (and scoring) as much, we are probably not much better than last year.
If his scoring is down, but his % is up. And his rebounding and blocked shots are up.
This team is probably in the playoffs.
Last edited by MLB007; 09-10-2010 at 02:49 PM.