JayMKE wrote:I think Ersan putting on muscle hurt his shot more than it helped anywhere else in his game
last year his production was great, don't messed with what works
This is the NBA we're talking about here. Everyone is working to improve to better their game to get a bigger paycheck or win more games. If you don't work on improving, you will be out of the league fast. Ersan wanted to improve but he did it in a misguided way. He just needs to continue to work on what got him there in the first place. I don't fault him for trying to improve.IMO his head is hurting his game more than any muscle he may have gained in the offseason.
Obviously not all professional athletes are wired the same way.
A guy like say Monta could start a season throwing up one brick after another as Ersan has, yet it wouldn't shake the confidence or get in the head of Ellis at all. He'd simply keep shooting the same type of shots he always took. Ersan on the other hand seems to care almost to much. Let's it mess with his head when open shots aren't falling. He's missing free throws. A couple of times i saw him hang his head after bricking another open jumper. Monta wouldn't do that.
This IMO impacts Ersan more than a standard PF because the jumper is his best scoring skill and jump shooting is so much affected by basic muscle memory. A jump shooter with with confidence issues will generally screw up that muscle memory reaction where a player thinks while shooting or thinks about whether to take an open shot instead of simply shooting it in rhythm.