Is Rush a consistent offensive player? Nope.
Is Rush a consistent 3 point shooter? Yes.
still cant figure it out can you. want to continue to harp on the same item to "win your argument." good for you, would you like a cookie, how bout a trophy... or post of the year or something on PD!!
as ive now humbled myself on my position, and said i misspoke and should have just stated rush is not a consistent shooter, i dont think i would have been crucified.
perhaps the reason i only referred to rush as a 3 pt shooter is b/c primarily thats all rush has done the past two seasons. rarely has he shown aggressiveness and taken it to the rim, and rarely does he shoot inside the arc. so in essense, i misspoke and only criticized his 3 pt shooting... b/c overall that has been the only position on the court he has any type of success.
hopefully my point is now clear. rush is an above average 3 pt shooter, is he a consistent shooter as in fg accuracy overall, up to this point the answer is NO.
do i want to see rush become a better shooter overall, and become more agressive. YES, thats why we drafted him overall at 12.
Last edited by PacersPride; 11-22-2010 at 11:53 AM.
thanks for bringing this up p4e. brandon rush is not a consistent 3 pt threat. sorry, still not buying it. give me kyle korver over rush anyday.
i have a hard time taking you seriously if you still beleiver rush is anywhere near a consistent 3pt threat such as korver or even a mike miller type of player. rush is not a hired gun and i doubt he ever will be.
Aw crap. This thread again?
You know a thread was silly when 2 years later you see just the title and immediately do a face palm.
I guess we ran out of "Legend" thank you threads....
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Guess who was number 6 in 3P% last season? Brandon rush at 45.2% That was .1% behind Mike Miller and Ray Allen. It was also 1.7% better than Kyle Korver.
You just look silly now.
This was and still is the most ridiculous (Edit: Or is it Not So Redickulous?) basketball related thread I've ever seen.
Of course he's not consistent. He followed up two 41% shooting years with a 45% year. That's a 4% change!!!!1!
Is there a reason this thread came back?
unbelievable. i figured rush woulda demonstrated that he s*cked b****. regardless, rush never has or will duplicate what korver did in that bulls/pacers playoff series last season.
every fn time pacers made any sort of run korver would kill all momentum with a 3.. got to the point where i was shocked if the guy even missed. i would almost bet my left &#$ korver jacked up50 more 3's than rush did last season.
i dont give 2 ***** .. in no way shape or form is rush even in the same stratosphere as kyle korver at knocking down 3's. korver is cold blooded.
rush sucks thats just all there is to it.
kyle korver hitting threes in the playoffs has nothing to do with Brandon Rush being a consistent 3 point threat or not. Fact is, the past three seasons, Brandon Rush has been in the top 15 in the entire league in 3P%. If that isn't a consistent 3 point threat, then I don't ****ing know what the definition of consistent 3 point threat is.
Wow. This is even more ridiculous than it was 2 yrs ago. And you bumped it because you believe you've been vindicated by events in the intervening years!? I say again - wow.
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How has your point been proven?
Statistically Rush and Korver are virtually identical, hell over the course of their careers their three point percentage is identical. Just because Korver had one great series against us doesn't mean he is suddenly a better option than Rush. Croshere had a great series once, and he never matched it again. I would be all for bring in Korver to be our 3pt specialist, but honestly I would rather have Rush back because not only would he be a 3pt specialist, he is also a better defender than PG.
P.S. If you are wondering what Korver's shooting statistics where at the end of the playoffs the season we played them: Korver FG% .388 3PT% .423 and Rush FG% .462 3PT% .750. Yeah Korver took 3 times as many shots per game, but that is the failure of the coach there.
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Brandon Rush is a pretty good basketball player that is the exact kind of off the bench wing this team could use.
And now I've made the most obvious statement in the history of basketball.
If I could sort of quote a fairly consistent 3PT guy from our past: "It's not how many you make, it's when you make them."
Making a few 3's in garbage time is a lot different than making 1 at the end of a close game when defense is actually being played. When Rush makes one that matters, it'll be his 1st.