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Players who can shoot well off the dribble

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:11 pm
by mo2thewillyo
Who are/were some players that could shoot well off the dribble?

Some that come to mind:

Iverson
Kobe
Harden
Wade
Nash
Stockton
Francis
Derrick Rose
McGrady
Jordan
Pippen
Drexler
Boykins
Isaiah Thomas
Chris Paul
Nate Archibald
Jerry West
Gary Payton
Jason Williams
Ginobili
Marciulonis
Van Exel
Magic
Kenny Anderson
Tim Hardaway
Tony Parker
Rafer Alston
Damon Stoudemire
Payton
Mark Price

Re: Players who can shoot well off the dribble

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:22 pm
by limbo
Most elite guards, really.

Now, if we were talking about Bigs... that would be more interesting. In that case Dirk is probably #1, unless we're counting Durant with his 6'10''/11'' slim arse as a Big.

Re: Players who can shoot well off the dribble

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:31 pm
by 70sFan
limbo wrote:Most elite guards, really.

Now, if we were talking about Bigs... that would be more interesting. In that case Dirk is probably #1, unless we're counting Durant with his 6'10''/11'' slim arse as a Big.

Bob McAdoo would have a word or two here ;)

Re: Players who can shoot well off the dribble

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:32 pm
by 70sFan
This guy called Stephen Curry wasn't bad ;)

Most star guard from 1970s were elite off the dribble.

Re: Players who can shoot well off the dribble

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:47 pm
by wojoaderge
mo2thewillyo wrote:Magic

I would not put him in this category

Re: Players who can shoot well off the dribble

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:49 pm
by Texas Chuck
wojoaderge wrote:
mo2thewillyo wrote:Magic

I would not put him in this category


I would disagree with quite a number of the names on the OP's list at least in the context of the NBA.

Re: Players who can shoot well off the dribble

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:05 pm
by RCM88x
Compared to the names OP listed, I'd add

Lebron
KD
Kawhi
PG13
Kyrie Irving

and probably quite a few more

Re: Players who can shoot well off the dribble

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:08 pm
by Jiminy Glick
Vince Carter

Re: Players who can shoot well off the dribble

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:25 pm
by Amare_1_Knicks
RCM88x wrote:Compared to the names OP listed, I'd add

Lebron
KD
Kawhi
PG13
Kyrie Irving

and probably quite a few more


I’m torn on Lebron; he usually collects his dribble in a less fluid manner compared to other elite off the dribble shooters. With that being said, he obviously CAN shoot off the dribble quite well when he has it going but it doesn’t seem to be something he turns too very often.

I don’t think Melo was mentioned in this thread yet, nor was Paul Pierce. Both were absolutely elite off the dribble.

Re: Players who can shoot well off the dribble

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:49 pm
by BenoUdrihFTL
Jeff Hornacek was a brilliantly crafty/creative shot-maker off the dribble. Undersized and not particularly athletic, he was still able to weaponize his quick-release and touch to convert on runners, floaters, fades, leaners, off-balance, whatever


Watch on YouTube


Big reason I'm so excited about Tyler Herro is that I see a lot of Hornacek in Herro regarding this kind of shot-making ability

Re: Players who can shoot well off the dribble

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:05 pm
by wojoaderge
70sFan wrote:This guy called Stephen Curry wasn't bad ;)

Most star guard from 1970s were elite off the dribble.

Hondo
Captain Late
Louie Dampier
Eric Money
Fred Carter
World B. Free
Paul Westphal
Pistol Pete
Super John Williamson
Dave Bing
Johnny Davis
Lucius Allen
Ron Boone
Darrell Griffith (80s)
Calvin Murphy
Mike Newlin
Gail Goodrich
Randy Smith
Geoff Petrie
Gus Williams
Norm Nixon

Re: Players who can shoot well off the dribble

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:46 pm
by KobesScarf
Bernard King baseline pullup is the best ever

Re: Players who can shoot well off the dribble

Posted: Thu Jul 9, 2020 3:43 am
by mo2thewillyo
Any others?

Re: Players who can shoot well off the dribble

Posted: Thu Jul 9, 2020 9:22 am
by 70sFan
mo2thewillyo wrote:Any others?

Sure:

Jack Twyman
Sam Jones
Hal Greer
Oscar Robertson
Earl Monroe
Archie Clark
Lou Hudson
JoJo White (not very efficient but loved shooing off the dribble)
David Thompson

Re: Players who can shoot well off the dribble

Posted: Thu Jul 9, 2020 4:07 pm
by PistolPeteJR
Shoutout to The Pistol.