How can you tell when players are playing nervous/tight?

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How can you tell when players are playing nervous/tight? 

Post#1 » by Cyrusman122000 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:38 am

How can you tell and differentiate when a player is playing nervous and tight vs just having a bad shooting night or poor game like all players have from time to time.
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Re: How can you tell when players are playing nervous/tight? 

Post#2 » by CodeBreaker » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:39 am

Watch LeBron in 2011 Finals.
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Re: How can you tell when players are playing nervous/tight? 

Post#3 » by donkeylips » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:45 am

The commentators tell me
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Post#4 » by Green89 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:47 am

Not making crisp passes. Apprehensive and not smooth in their shot.
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Post#5 » by jlokine » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:49 am

forcing shots, shooting out of rhythm, indecisiveness, hesitation, not shooting open shots, lack of confidence... another one is just a look.. roll back to george hill's face when he shot his free throw in game 1 before the JR smith gaff.. that blank stare he had when he was waiting for the ref to give him the ball, i had a strong sense he was going to miss..
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Re: How can you tell when players are playing nervous/tight? 

Post#6 » by Lalouie » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:51 am

Cyrusman122000 wrote:How can you tell and differentiate when a player is playing nervous and tight vs just having a bad shooting night or poor game like all players have from time to time.


they think too much
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Re: How can you tell when players are playing nervous/tight? 

Post#7 » by Chanel Bomber » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:57 am

Sometimes when they overcompensate by being unnecessarily casual or friendly on the court.

Curry in game 7 of the 2016 Finals with the behind the back pass. Lowry laughing with LeBron in the 4th quarter of game 1 in last year's ECSF. Deep down, these guys were tight.
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Post#8 » by Tracymcgoaty » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:25 am

Kyrie Irving game 7 in the finals 2016 when Cavs were up...i dont know what in the **** that dude was doing.
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Post#9 » by Heej » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:36 am

You can tell from their eyes. It's the deer in the headlights look. Their pupils dilate and their eyelids open up more. When they're locked in they look like Kawhi
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Post#10 » by HBK_Kliq_33 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:41 am

Heej wrote:You can tell from their eyes. It's the deer in the headlights look. Their pupils dilate and their eyelids open up more


Siakam gives that look more and more as the rounds go on.
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Post#11 » by Priest24 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:42 am

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Post#12 » by ballbrah » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:06 am

Eyes tell all
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Post#13 » by JasonStern » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:51 am

they blow three consecutive 17 point second half leads against the Warriors. /sigh
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Re: How can you tell when players are playing nervous/tight? 

Post#14 » by Bolivar » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:09 am

Heej wrote:You can tell from their eyes. It's the deer in the headlights look. Their pupils dilate and their eyelids open up more. When they're locked in they look like Kawhi


Yeah pretty much this. Also some more tells pictured here in JR, if you look at the positioning of hands and the overall posture. I'm sure at the end of that stare would be the deer in the headlights look.

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Re: How can you tell when players are playing nervous/tight? 

Post#15 » by Das » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:25 am

Doesnt take the open shot, when they do it's their mechanics is different. Over compensating which usually leads to overshooting it. Over passing.
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Post#16 » by Forbes » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:32 am

Indecisiveness- leads to bad passes/missed passes, pump fakes when they could’ve taken the shot, and foolish turnovers.

It’s usually not to hard to tell when a player is nervous.
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Re: How can you tell when players are playing nervous/tight? 

Post#17 » by Egg Nog » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:43 am

There are ways of noticing

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