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Re: The Jarrett Culver Thread 

Post#661 » by wolves_89 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:44 pm

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I wish the video showed Culver taking 15-20 shots so we could really get a clear picture of any improvements to his form. The one thing that does stand out is the lack of the exaggerated follow through that characterized Culver's 3PT shot last season. The hitch in his form also looks gone, but it's harder to tell from the video.

I really hope the Wolves hang on to Culver. If he does improve his jump shot he will be a really valuable building block since the rest of his game looks solid. I think the long layoff could help Culver more than any other player on the team, since he had one obvious issue that needs individual work in the gym to fix and he has had plenty of time to rework his form.
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Re: The Jarrett Culver Thread 

Post#662 » by Klomp » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:09 pm

gandlogo wrote:That kid still has a great NBA body. And not only do his mechanics look better, I wonder if they changed how much he jumps on threes now? One of his problems was he shot on the way down. Less of a jump now - less chance of shooting on the way down. It's like a big leg kick for a hitter in baseball. Sometimes changing that to a short leg kick can dramatically improve that hitter's results.

And in a weird way, COVID could actually have been a blessing to guys like Culver and Reid. They were both thrown in at different points of their rookie seasons because the team had limited options (a bad team with no depth will do that). During the throws of an NBA season players do not have a lot of time to work on individual skills. With the team not in the playoffs, individuals have more time to actually work on their individual skills.

The team also gets to evaluate their progress too - which may impact its decisions regarding draft and free agency.

Hats off to Naz too, because by the looks of his face he's been able to keep his body weight where he can be most productive.

Definitely feeling like the cup is more than half full today (meds must be working)!

Bingo. The time off is big for player development in those who put in the work. Wolves have a lot of guys who put in the work.

It did suck however not having the bubble experience and not having the on-court time. That's one area that definitely hurt us about it.
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Re: The Jarrett Culver Thread 

Post#663 » by Rookie-Mistake » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:37 am

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Klomp wrote:
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I wish the video showed Culver taking 15-20 shots so we could really get a clear picture of any improvements to his form. The one thing that does stand out is the lack of the exaggerated follow through that characterized Culver's 3PT shot last season. The hitch in his form also looks gone, but it's harder to tell from the video.

I really hope the Wolves hang on to Culver. If he does improve his jump shot he will be a really valuable building block since the rest of his game looks solid. I think the long layoff could help Culver more than any other player on the team, since he had one obvious issue that needs individual work in the gym to fix and he has had plenty of time to rework his form.


If he is not pumping out a thousand free throws on a daily basis with a shooting coach then i don't want to hear any other updates.

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Re: The Jarrett Culver Thread 

Post#664 » by Jedzz » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:24 pm

https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/259589/Ja-Morant-Zion-Williamson-Headline-All-Rookie-Team


All rookie team? Anyone? First year starter, traded up to get him. Success?
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Re: The Jarrett Culver Thread 

Post#665 » by Jedzz » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:27 pm

gandlogo wrote:
And in a weird way, COVID could actually have been a blessing to guys like Culver and Reid. They were both thrown in at different points of their rookie seasons because the team had limited options (a bad team with no depth will do that). During the throws of an NBA season players do not have a lot of time to work on individual skills.



Hopefully that's all true. I've long believed getting starts too early can brake some players. Hopefully the time to reflect, slow down and work in private helps.
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Re: The Jarrett Culver Thread 

Post#666 » by Calinks » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:40 pm

We have seen enough of workout Wiggins "Look how ripped he is!" "Look at his handle!" to know we have to be very cautious when getting overly excited about these kinds of videos. Still nice to see. To Wiggins credit, his handle did look significantly better in a lot of games early last season.
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Re: The Jarrett Culver Thread 

Post#667 » by Klomp » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:52 pm

Jedzz wrote:https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/259589/Ja-Morant-Zion-Williamson-Headline-All-Rookie-Team


All rookie team? Anyone? First year starter, traded up to get him. Success?

A draft pick should never be judged after one year. He didn't sign a one-year contract.
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Re: The Jarrett Culver Thread 

Post#668 » by Jedzz » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:04 pm

Klomp wrote:
Jedzz wrote:https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/259589/Ja-Morant-Zion-Williamson-Headline-All-Rookie-Team


All rookie team? Anyone? First year starter, traded up to get him. Success?

A draft pick should never be judged after one year. He didn't sign a one-year contract.


But he was supposedly good enough to start games already. Oh that's right I forget the team wasn't actually trying to win games.

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