Big Al has most lopsided shot selection in the NBA

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  1. sirkickyass

    sirkickyass Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    From Grantland: https://www.grantland.com/blog/the-...-big-al-jefferson-and-the-symmetry-of-the-nba

    One factor I think that is worth mentioning is that players with a large variety of moves need to diversify court locations less. Both location variation and move variation are designed to solve the same problem: being too predictable for the defense. While most players vary location in order to surprise defenses Jefferson may just have gone in the opposite direction. Kevin Love's side-bias may also be explainable on the same terms (although his 3 point range will muddy that analysis some).
     
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  2. JGolds

    JGolds Well-Known Member

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    cool find!! i do feel for comfortable when al is on the left.
     
  3. jope

    jope Well-Known Member

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    Something about playing in Minnesota leads to left lovers
     
  4. theNBAnerd

    theNBAnerd Well-Known Member

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    they might break into coverage on ESPN for this.
     
  5. mellow

    mellow Well-Known Member

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    Whats that about Minnesota leftovers?

    Anyway, don't all basketball offenses start with the pf at the lower left block?
     
  6. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    His lack of left-hand is probably the most aggravating part of his game next to lack of FT's and pick n roll defense.
     
  7. Sneakers

    Sneakers Well-Known Member

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    Jefferson is always on the leftside of our offensive sets and Millsap is on the right. I don't know if this is by design or what
     
  8. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    True.... as good of a scorer as he is now, imagine how good of a scorer he could be if he could use his left hand like boozer and get to the free throw line like burks or favors.
     
  9. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    That's a player no one would trade for scraps. As it is, however...
     
  10. bovice

    bovice Well-Known Member

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    no wonder love and jefferson didn't work
     
  11. Former Member

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    I love Al playing the low-block, but what is the value of playing "down low" if you don't get to the free throw line?
     
  12. TheSilencer1313

    TheSilencer1313 Well-Known Member

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    If you think Big Al has the worst shot selection in the NBA, you obviously didn't watch Josh Smith last night.
     

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