WizarDynasty wrote:Just really bad form. His dribble power is horrible. When he is rising into his shot, his elbow is flat and not even at 45 degrees. he isn't even aiming his elbow at the basket. His back is not arched when he catches the ball of the bounce. He catches the ball with his elbow pointing to the ground instead of already aiming at the rim. He doesn't power dribble the ball before his catches it so that he doesn't have to lift the ball with his hands. the ball should be pushing your hands upward with bounce force. He has alot of mechanical issues. He is aiming his raising his elbow has he is rising into the shot, the elbow is suppose to already be raised before you even begin to rise into your shot, his back is not arched before he rises into his shot. Just a mess. But that's why Wizard don't manage their assets correctly. Gil would have had a much longer career here in Washington if front office could see these problems and correct them before they invest substantial resources.
I guess it's the players job to fix his mechanics since they are basically working on contracts? Why would Leonsis care if his players shot with correct mechanics. I would assume that if you spent a draft pick on a player, you would want to get has much high quality production as possible. You wouldn't want your player entering the building over weight, why would you want your player using improper mechanics? They both hurt your performance?
So you're suggesting that if Troy listened to you he would have made 11 of 11 of these threes rather than 10 of 11?
Frankly, WizD, I don't think you have any idea what you're talking about when you opine on player's bodies, movements, mechanics, etc.
But it's often entertaining.
It's not about making the shot, it's about making the shot with a quick high release point, and landing from your shot with your momentum going backwards before you land.
Being able to make the shot and preserve your knees. NO arch in his back before he begins to rise that his knees won't last long because of his momentum while landing. He is generating an arch in his back midair and attempting to aim his elbow at the same time. Decreases accuracy tremendously because you have to adjust your arch and aim your elbow at the same time. Because his back isn't arch before he rises, he can't focuses on fine control over his elbow. His attention can't do two things at once which his arch your back and adjust your elbow and hence his elbow suffers. Low elbow means that he can't get that shot with a high release point. Low elbow also means he can't force his momentum backwards as he is shooting because he won't have enough arch on his shot. He needs generate more power with his hips. Right now he is generating most of the power of his shot with his shoulders. Look I am a fan of all wizards who put in work together. He definitely has good work ethic. But you have to measure success, not just with numbers, but with reducing wear and tear on your joints and creating a quick high release that is unguardable at the same time.
I think if he focuses on moving laterally while maintain a deep hip bend would be great for him. He has to learn to keep deep hip bend and move on the ball of your feet with a arched back. Its like boxing, you have right stance and a left stance. If he can switch your stance without breaking your hip bend, he will be well on his way. being able to jump rope for long periods of time by keeping a deep hip bend. Key is to never break your keep hip bend while you jump rope. you don't ever move your hips or knees during the jump rope, only bounce on your toes. That will really help him improve his lightness on he feet and lateral agility.
Then you gotta practice, keep a deep hip and literally moving laterally by bouncing left and right. He has to learn to moving with his feet spread apart. He needs like a 3 foot ruler tied between his ankles to force him keep them separated and then move sideways, and change directions. Really forces him to correctly and fluidly on his toes. Hope that helps him. I like his character.
So again, when he catches that ball, that ball should be rising from the ground with so much force that its actually pushing his shooting hand upward.. he should never be lifting the ball, the ball should be pushing his hand upward. That tell me he needs more strength with his dribble. The second thing I see is that when he catches the ball, his elbow is pointing the ground behind him. Huge no no. That elbow should be pointing in front him when he catches the ball. He should be manipulating his body so that when the passes comes he catches it with his elbow in correct position. It's troy browns job to teach his team mates where to pass him the ball. It's his job to teach his trainer where to bounce the ball so that he catches in optimal form. The person passing you ball can help you get off a quick release or force you to shoot with bad mechanics. It's not like Troy Brown is playing pick up ball with people he doesn't know. If your trainer isn't skilled at passing then Troy Brown teaches how to pass the ball so that he catches it with great mechanics. I see the trainer passing the ball and forcing troy to be in an upright posture, the ball should be passes so that troy catch point allows him to be in a deep hip bend position.
The people you play with can reinforce bad habits. Playing with Talented passers, they can visualize where you catch the ball and force you into a good mechanics. just looking at the twitter video, the ball catch point should have been to Troy's outer hand with force and below his hip. the trainer past the ball right into Troy's chest. That's a horrible ball placement and reinforces bad mechanics. AGain Troy should have caught that ball with one hand extended out from his body like a hang dribble. It's Troy's fault, he either hires better passers or trains his assistants to pass the way an elite passer would pass to him.
A pass should never be passed into a player core, it should be passes so that he can catch the ball with one hand outside of his body and allows him to maintain a deep hip bend.
So again..fault Troy Brown for not being aware and maybe even fault john Wall since john is probably the one that will be passing to troy during the season. Wall should make sure that "warriors" have the right mechanics to get off quick release shots from his passes. All of john's passes should be made to force his players into deep hip bends as they receive the pass so that they are in explosive positions. Catching the ball with a deep hip bend means the player can either explode for quick shots or burst by his man. But if you don't practice passing to your team mates with a deep hip bend, then you can't do it during the games. John is the point guard, captain of the team, and controls where that ball is caught by his team mates. Wall alone can pass the ball and force his team mates into deep hip bend explosive stances.
So at the end of the day....it all Falls on Wall and Beal. They are two awesome character guys---with talent that we are lucky to have and hopefully for a long time.
Hint...think of your pass as ...where the ball should be when you crossover.... the ball should be at the end of crossover with hip deeply bent. As a passer, you force the player to extend that far our from his body and catch the ball with one hand. The more you practice delivering passes like that, the better your team mates will be at controlling the ball with force using one hand extended from their body. Wall alone has the ability to improve all of his team mates deep hip, mechanics,...everything. Point guard controls the receiving point of the ball to player he passes to. Ball as the ball on every possession. It's the fine points like this that takes your team to the next level. It's not like pick up basketball where you never know who you are playing with. So this is how Troy Brown gets better. Using these ideas.
Finally, go to any allen iverson crossover video and see where the ball is just before he crosses it. That's is where the ball should be aimed at when passing. A bounce pass to a team mate should be like a return crossover when AI is moving the ball from one hand to the other. the force and speed of the ball and how AI controls the ball. That's how trainers should pass the ball. Wizard should train their players to receive the ball with arm extended like AI crossover.
I can look at video and see that trainer is passing the ball directly into Troy's Brown chest. Up the skills of the trainer so that by forcing them to watch allen iverson video and tell them you want the ball placed at the same point that AI bounces the ball from one hand to other while keep a deep hip bend.
Wizard players like Troy Brown have to take improvement into their own hands. you can't rely on the organization's coaches to teach advanced techniques. You have to be executive and instruct them what needs to be done. I have laid on the blueprint, but its up to John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Troy Brown to force their trainers put these ideas into play.
If they don't do it, no one will, and they will stay mediocre.
and yet this is the final, Troy should never lift the ball up, that tell me you are not bouncing the ball strong enough on the bounce just before you shoot. You should time your dribble so that you catch the ball with a deep hip bend. I see Troy catch the ball and then do a deep hip bend, and don't rise up from the deep bend until your elbow is pointing at the basket. He is rising up with his elbow aimed at the ground. Huge no no.
ok promise, finally... your back lower back should be arched before you catch you last dribble...and your lower back should be arched before you catch the pass. Troy is going to have to make a mental effort to adjust his back before he catches his last dribble for a jumpshot... and make sure you back is arched and your shoulders are back...not leaning forward like i see it the video. before the ball hits your hands on a pass. He should never be dipping the ball when he catches it. His hips should already be deeply bent just as he catching the ball. He catches the ball, dips the ball and dips his hips. those hips should have been deeply dipped before the ball got there.
and he catches and controls the ball well below his waist. YOu power bounce the ball so that it rises to your "nipples" ..that' where the place where you catch the ball so that your elbow is correctly aligned. He should never bull the ball up from the ground.
His habit is so bad that when he catches the ball high, he still dips the ball downward because that's what he has trained his brain to do. when you handle is elite, you don't even need to grab the ball with two hands...the ball is pushing your hand up in the air...iyou don't have to lift the ball up or catch with two hands below your stomach. I think i covered everything.
AI was able to control the return force of the ball exceptionally. He bounced the ball so hard that the ball was actually pushing up against his hand which is why it hovers. Most players can't bounce the force and control the return force in their hand. The ball want to keep going up in the sky but AI prevents it from going up. So instead of going up, the ball pushes AI's hand up. It hovers and pushes his hand upward. AI can do all types of tricks with the ball as it is pushing his hand upward. Ai does elite foot movement work. Previous generations don't show this ability, maybe Tim Hardaway. the key idea is that if AI didn't stop the ball with his hand, the ball would bounce well over his head. He has mastered the bounce ball exceptionally hard and prevent it from rising. He absorbs the upward force with his hands and ball sticks to his hand like a magnet. You're welcome [url]
Build your team with five shooters using Paul Pierce Form deeply bent hips and lower back arch at same time. before rising into shot. Elbow not pointing to the ground! } Avdija=young Paul Pierce