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Old 11-12-2008, 05:53 PM   #1
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Arrow Why are J.R.'s numbers down?

I'm not sure if any of you guys notice, but Jr's numbers are down in the stats.

What do you think the reason is?

Is it because of Dahntay Jones, and losing confidence because of Karl's move?
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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He's just in a bad slump and really needs to have a breakout game. As far as losing confidence is concerned, it's actually the oppostie. JR's confidence should be much higher since he know he's gonna get more minutes.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:30 PM   #3
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Probably because all he does is shoot. There's a reason why Jones is starting over him. If he wants more minutes than he needs to show that he can do more than just shoot the ball every game. It also doesn't help that he is currently struggling with his shot. I do think that Karl's decision to start a guy like Jones, who signed with the team just this year, over a guy like J.R. who's been with the team alot longer, signed a new contract and showed alot of promise last year(particularly in the 2nd half of the season and in the playoffs) has something to do with it. Add in the fact that one of the motives to move Iverson was to get him more playing time and possible start games and yet neither has happened(with the exception of playing time, but even that's going down). It's got to be playing with his mind a little. But, it's alot easier to just call Karl a hater. 85 games played-0 games started and that's counting last years playoffs, while not counting the 06/07 season.

BTW, I don't know what Karl see's in Jones. I've watched him play and it's not all that impressive or special to justify the start. I'd rather have AC or even Balkman start at the 2.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:35 PM   #4
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^^ Oops, my bad. I read the title wrong and assumed you were talking about his playing time, not his stats. That's what I get for not reading the entire thread.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:15 AM   #5
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hes taking too many tough shots.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:35 PM   #6
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BTW, I don't know what Karl see's in Jones.
Defense and someone who shoots only when he's open and someone who creates fast breaks with defense.

JR just doesn't know his role and he ends up trying to do way too much and it ends up hurting us and his minutes.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:37 PM   #7
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hes taking too many tough shots.
exactly. bad shot selection. Even when the defender's in his face, he just takes it.
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:02 PM   #8
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exactly. bad shot selection. Even when the defender's in his face, he just takes it.

Why is he missing every wide open shot he takes then? It's not his shot selection man, that's been fine. Why cant he hit ANYTHING?
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:08 PM   #9
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Why is he missing every wide open shot he takes then? It's not his shot selection man, that's been fine. Why cant he hit ANYTHING?

like i said just in a bad slump. once he has a breakout game, he'll be fine.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:49 PM   #10
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Tonight should be his breakout game, if not, I'm worried.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:09 PM   #11
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I've been in slumps like his. Really kill ur confidence.
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:23 AM   #12
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Well he got out of his slump but we still lost, hopefully JR got some of his minutes back..
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