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Old 03-30-2007, 05:26 AM   #1
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Default Desmond Mason's shooting form

A while ago I opened a topic about Desmond Mason's free throws. During the first years of his career it seemded he was on his way to becoming a Maggette type of player:

FTM/FTA/%
0.9 1.2 73.6
2.7 3.2 84.8
2.6 3.5 74.0
2.8 3.6 76.5
4.3 5.7 76.9
5.3 6.6 80.2


Then in his first two years in NO:
2.9 4.3 68.2
2.8 4.3 65.7




Crazy. It's said he changed his form after his elbow injury.


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Wes Cox at Mavs Moneyball shared the following factoid with his readers a couple of days ago:

Fun Desmond Mason fact - he hasn't attempted a three all season and is 2 for 9 outside 12 feet. NOT a good shooter...

How is that possible? How can a player whose job is to shoot the ball have only taken 9 shots outside of 12 feet all season long? Mason, this year, is averaging 12 shots per game, and has played in 72 games so far. That means he's averaging about 0.125 shots from outside of 12 feet per ballgame, which is mind blowing.
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:28 AM   #2
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:14 AM   #3
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hideous, looks like he's scared of the ball and just wants to get rid of it before it bites him.
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:14 AM   #4
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so mason never shot like that when he wasnt in with the hornets? So that means he shot normally, but had to have that ugly form due to his elbow injury?

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Old 03-30-2007, 01:13 PM   #5
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it's a shame for professional basketball player at any level to shoot like that and for a nba starting small forward/shooting guard?
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:21 PM   #6
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Haha wow right when he brings it up, he releases. Hilarious..

Have you guys seen Chuck Hayes free throw? HAHA LOL I love the guy, but... yeah you just gotta see it
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:22 PM   #7
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Ugly.
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:47 PM   #8
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just start shooting lefty. its not that hard to switch your shooting hand on free throws with practice. and im not saying that because oden did it.
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:10 PM   #9
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Sucks. Mason was a really nice player to have before the surgery.
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:19 PM   #10
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poor guy. atleast he has an excuse unlike marion.

edit: and this dude STILL averages 14/5/2

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Old 03-30-2007, 03:46 PM   #11
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I don't remember him shooting like that when he was on Seattle.
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1. Shawn Marion
2. Chuck Hayes
3. Marcus Camby
4. Leandro Barbosa
5. Desmond Mason
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