Rudy Gobert's Zero Low Post Game

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  1. SuperHooper

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    Can someone explain to me why after 6 years in the NBA and being paid $100+ million, Rudy still refuses to develop himself ANY kind of low post game? Watching him shoot hooks in NBA or FIBA games (as sparingly as it happens) is as painful an experience as there is. He seems incapable of scoring literally beyond 3 ft.

    Recently in FIBA, the ball WAS thrown down low to him a couple times, but it seems obvious he's clueless about the necessity to dribble once, maybe twice and make his move quick before the defense can load up or he's called for a 3 sec violation.

    One of Rudy's limitations is his inability to punish smaller centers, or forwards that have switched onto him. I know this is the new NBA, and bigs posting up in the paint is not really a thing anymore, but isn't that still just fundamental basketball? Why has it been so difficult for Rudy to develop that???
     
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  2. RJF

    RJF Well-Known Member

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    HAHAHA! You’re a ****ing idiot.
     
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  3. JazzMan4Life

    JazzMan4Life Well-Known Member Contributor

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    This again??
     
  4. Zombie

    Zombie Well-Known Member

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    It's not a particularly valuable skill in the NBA, and our coaching staff hasn't asked him to add it to his game.

    Seems pretty obvious.
     
  5. Scat

    Scat Well-Known Member

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    Because a slam dunk is a higher percentage shot.
     
  6. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    You know who else we wish had a zero post game?
     
  7. Handlogten's Heros

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    #1... you can seal the small guy off and get a dunk, but only if there is space... if the weak side help is playing off it is a tough pass to lob in.

    #2 those plays take a while to develop and you get a three second call. As well as hold up the offense because all the driving lanes are closed off.

    #3 Guys are allowed to murder in the post... its annoying but it's why Rudy could establish position on a guy like Tucker or Green and they are allowed to get below his center of gravity and just move him or even as he's going up for the shot... it is almost never called. It isn't just about strength.

    Here is the other deal... you don't think he works or is willing to do it? That ************* will do anything to win and has worked his *** off.
     
  8. fishonjazz

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    Lol

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    Bookmark this, it must be in the running for some sort of award lol
     
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  11. Kyoto

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    I got crucified when I made a similar post like this last year. I totally agree

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  12. NUMBERICA

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    Of course you do.
     
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    lmao
     
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  14. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    It's like you saw your last thread and said "Can I say anything that mattes even less?"
     
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    Douchebag K Well-Known Member

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    SuperPooper. Delete your account. Thnx.
     
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  17. TheTrippleThreat

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    Rudy was the most efficient offensive player last year and averaged 15ppg. Why would you want to change that? Plus scoring with your back to the basket is high impact and physicaly draining. I would rather he focus his energy in applying the best defense in the league.
     
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  19. SuperHooper

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    Did you watch Rudy try to post up in FIBA? He would stand there dribbling forever before he even had a chance to throw up his wild prayer... I'm NOT saying that this should be a large part of his game, as the P/R game and lobs to the rim are far more effective for him, but for Rudy to show ZERO ability to throw a jumphook after six years in the league should be concerning.

    Locke (and others) have mentioned this as the next necessary development in Rudy's game. (Being able to score once in a while outside of 2 ft, particularly on smaller players.) And if Rudy actually put time into it, given his length and strength, it could be extremely useful. I'm curious - how for forty years, did every other big in the game dominate the paint with jumphooks despite the NBA being a much rougher game then?

    Particularly in the new age of switching defenses, Gobert NOT being able to punish a guy half his size is not an insignificant problem - I have no doubt we will face this throughout the year and into the playoffs.

    What does Rudy practice alone on the court other than free throws? Does he practice dunking?
     
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  20. SCS

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    There you go. You figured it out.

    Today's NBA is all about bigs screening. And Rudy is f****** dominant at that.
     
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