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Re: Celtics ranked 30 (last) in FT attempts
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2018, 09:27:42 AM »

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Last night Orlando was perfectly content packing the paint and rotating on drives with their athletic big men.  It felt like they were coached to allow the open threes unless the Celtics finally made them pay.  I don't think I'm exaggerating by saying that the Celtics missed 12 wide open shots from beyond the arc.  If even 3 of those go in we are looking at a completely different game.
Their strategy worked perfectly.  Now if someone - anyone - could have made a few it would have forced a change but why change something up that's working?   Interestingly last night, Hayward was their most efficient offensive contributor.  Kyrie got it going late.  Everyone was pretty much garbage - Brown, Tatum and Horford being the biggest culprits in the clangfeset.

Re: Celtics ranked 30 (last) in FT attempts
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2018, 09:29:49 AM »

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Last night Orlando was perfectly content packing the paint and rotating on drives with their athletic big men.  It felt like they were coached to allow the open threes unless the Celtics finally made them pay.  I don't think I'm exaggerating by saying that the Celtics missed 12 wide open shots from beyond the arc.  If even 3 of those go in we are looking at a completely different game.
Their strategy worked perfectly.  Now if someone - anyone - could have made a few it would have forced a change but why change something up that's working?   Interestingly last night, Hayward was their most efficient offensive contributor.  Kyrie got it going late.  Everyone was pretty much garbage - Brown, Tatum and Horford being the biggest culprits in the clangfeset.

Agreed.  I expect other teams to use the same strategy until the Celtics begin to make their shots from three.

Re: Celtics ranked 30 (last) in FT attempts
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2018, 09:33:14 AM »

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The FT's thing is a worry. It's the best way to get easy points and the Celtics, right now, don't have anyone who consistently gets to the line a la Pierce or IT.

Kyrie's game is about avoiding the defender, not taking it at them so his FT's have always been low but he's even lower now.

Horford has never been that kind of player either, he's just not a banger. Hayward isn't right yet so he's not getting to the line. As someone else said, Brown should be getting to the line a ton but he still struggles reading the defense and bending it to where he can put himself in position to get contact.

Tatum is the best bet. For his uptick in shot attempts he should be getting to the line more. He needs to dust off that Paul Pierce video and work on his pump fake.
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Re: Celtics ranked 30 (last) in FT attempts
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2018, 09:36:59 AM »

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The FT's thing is a worry. It's the best way to get easy points and the Celtics, right now, don't have anyone who consistently gets to the line a la Pierce or IT.

Kyrie's game is about avoiding the defender, not taking it at them so his FT's have always been low but he's even lower now.

Horford has never been that kind of player either, he's just not a banger. Hayward isn't right yet so he's not getting to the line. As someone else said, Brown should be getting to the line a ton but he still struggles reading the defense and bending it to where he can put himself in position to get contact.

Tatum is the best bet. For his uptick in shot attempts he should be getting to the line more. He needs to dust off that Paul Pierce video and work on his pump fake.
Another thing hurting JB is his free throw shooting itself, sadly.

If Tatum can hit that 9 FTAs per game Pierce was from 2001-2007 I will weep with joy

Re: Celtics ranked 30 (last) in FT attempts
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2018, 02:14:28 PM »

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Kyrie and Hayward are coming back from injury so maybe they are purposely avoiding contact (kyrie always avoids but maybe more now than before)

Re: Celtics ranked 30 (last) in FT attempts
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2018, 02:29:25 PM »

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Tommy is right. There is a conspiracy by the refs and league to keep the Cs down and off the line. Thatís the only reason.

Re: Celtics ranked 30 (last) in FT attempts
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2018, 02:46:37 PM »

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Kyrie 2 of 4 games with 0 FTs. Strange to see given how good he is at getting to the basket.
He doesn't like contact and has never been all that good at getting to the line (career FTr is just 25.5% - Steph Curry is 23.8% for a comparison while a great FT creator like Harden is 54%).  With his injury issues, he is even less inclined to take contact. 

Re: Celtics ranked 30 (last) in FT attempts
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2018, 02:50:30 PM »

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Tommy is right. There is a conspiracy by the refs and league to keep the Cs down and off the line. Thatís the only reason.
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Re: Celtics ranked 30 (last) in FT attempts
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2018, 03:42:10 PM »

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Tommy is right. There is a conspiracy by the refs and league to keep the Cs down and off the line. Thatís the only reason.

He's never been wrong about the refs before. We're lucky to have his unbiased perspective on important issues like this.

Re: Celtics ranked 30 (last) in FT attempts
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2018, 05:03:53 PM »

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Re: Celtics ranked 30 (last) in FT attempts
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2018, 05:52:27 PM »

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Don't tell Tommy!

 

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