lot's, in fact most i think, of players release their shot IN FRONT of their face...lots like curry which is classic - slightly above his head http://www.nba.com/media/hoop/20130228_SCurry.jpg
or chris paul https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/imag ... A1iQDw2VQT
,,,and they don't releae off a 36" vert. in other words, by any measure all their shots are "blockable" yet they don't get blocked. but they run through screen and create separation to get off their shots, or players give them space if they have a great drive to the basket. but their vert is not how they shoot off the dribble. and most layups are just that,,,layups, not dunks.
the game is still played under the rim. that's why good players beat good leapers all the time.
Those are wide open spot up shots. I am talking about a jumpshot off the dribble or a curl.
All you gotta do is watch players go off the dribble or off a curl into a jumpshot and see how important it is to be able to elevate on a shot. Look at how high Russell Westbrook gets, look at how high Jamal Crawford gets, Bradley Beal gets, Isaiah Thomas, even Kyle Korver gets high into his shot, even Stephen Curry and he shoots the ball from his waist, even JJ Reddick.
Their shots are unblockable.
Players that shoot set shots off the dribble like James Harden, Paul Pierce and D Wade have good to great isoball handling and a good pump fake - that's how they create space. It's hard to block somebody when you don't know if they are going to shoot or not. Other players create space by elevating on their shot.
Jordan Adams is a crap athlete, and he shoots a set shot. He is already an inconsistent shooter, he already can't come off of curls and shoot because it takes being a decent athlete to come off a curl and turn around in the air and shoot the ball on balance.
He can't do it consistently. He's strictly a spot up shooter and a cutter.
Which is my point about having a good vert and in the NBA the average is 33 inches. You don't have to be Gerald Green, but if you are a guard and you got a freaking 29 inch vert and we see you play and you can't even elevate on your shot when you come off a curl to avoid getting it swatted, you have a problem.
Good athletes make good basketball players. Crap athletes make crap basketball players and Jordan Adams is a crap athlete and probably would get his shot tossed into the stands unless he's wide open and by himself. I can see D Wade just knocking his shot back into his face.