Nazrmohamed wrote: F N 11 wrote: stuporman wrote:
Somebody say rim runner?
Everyone who wants to trade this man should get a Hulk Hogan big boot off the Verrazano.
Many don't think hes working hard but he's taking 3s in these videos and making them. Why not develop the skill and watch him limit weaknesses? Knicks should start from the paint and develop his shooting ability further and further out. And why don't I just go straight out to the 3 since midrangers aren't the best nba shot? Well because, like you I think the shot is probably more a gimmick shot for him but a more realistic shot repertoire that he could actual convert on decent efficiency might be that midrange. Its not like with the rest of his skillset and the fact he scores at a 70% rate that I want him camping on the perimeter all game. But starting at 18 ft he still can roll to the rim most times and on the off chance he can't make it there he gives the PG an option. Basically the Marcus Camby on Denver arc. If he can extend that, sure sign me up. But start there.
And then stop frigging fouling.
I disagree with you about how to add more diversity to his offensive game. He shouldn't be trying to score anywhere except at the basket and from 3, no middle range and as little dribbling before the shot as possible.
I know back in the day when a guy has no jumper it was normal to let them extend their range little by little but Mitch isn't like that. He has been putting up tons of shots in practice and his form looks smooth so I'd rather see him skip the old process of players who needed that way.
He's already absolutely devastating and virtually unstoppable at the basket but teams will pack the paint to take away the space he needs to do his thing. So this is where the 3ball comes in drag his man out of the paint.
If he's trailing the break with the paint already crowded he can just spot up at the top so at least his man has to come out there and then he can either use the space to dive to the basket or set a screen for another player.
If he's already near the basket and people are all over him he can sneak out to the corner to take the shortest 3 there is which again when his man comes out to him he can back cut to the basket because of the space he creates by dragging his man out.
The thing I'd also like to see from him is recognizing in p&r the sag his man will do to cut off the roller and still cover the oop by him adding the pop so that won't become an easy way to defend it.
He doesn't need to 'camp' on the perimeter, just let the defense dictate what he needs to do to help his team's offense whether it's attack the rim or spot up for long enough to create space.