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Re: Dennis Smith, Jr. Thread 

Post#661 » by TheGreenArrow » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:34 pm

F N 11 wrote:I know y’all see DSJ showing off his jumper in black ops


They fixed his j.......

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Post#662 » by TheGreenArrow » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:39 pm

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Post#663 » by DaGawd » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:44 pm

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Post#664 » by TheGreenArrow » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:48 pm

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This is the best offseason development.

This changes our whole teams trajectory.
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Post#665 » by bearadonisdna » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:54 pm

Holy crap. Looking better. Guide hand and wrist action look on point.
To me his competition is the entirety of the guard rotation, both spots, so glad to see he took his scoring/shooting seriously this off-season.
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Post#666 » by F N 11 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:04 am

No Hitch in DSJ jumper it’s looking like CP3 motion.
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Post#667 » by Chanel Bomber » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:07 am

If one of DSJ or RJ pans out, then everything changes for this franchise, like GreenArrow said.

Randle and to a lesser extent Mitch are proven but it's playmakers that take teams over the top.

I just have high hopes for DSJ. I like the energy he plays with. He's audacious and he plays hard, most of the time anyway. He's a better passer than people give him credit for. If he did fix his jumper, watch out.
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Post#668 » by F N 11 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:09 am

DSJ with a jumper is unfair. That’s very scary. Not like the guy doesn’t want to pass. With his speed and athleticism and improved jumper I can see massive improvement.
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Post#669 » by Juco24 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:53 am

TheGreenArrow wrote:
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This is the best offseason development.

This changes our whole teams trajectory.


That step-back though!!! :o :o :nod:
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Post#670 » by Thugger HBC » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:59 am

IF DSj jumper is legit now, he's definitely a player to watch out for. I do admit it looks much better in those video clips.
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Post#671 » by thebuzzardman » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:10 am

Jumper looks good. DSJr might be > Payton after all.

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Post#672 » by stuporman » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:23 am

You can see him 'hanging' a bit before release on a couple of those but for the most part it looks much more fluid, hands look much better. Although, he still doesn't always put a hand up on defense, without more effort on that side of the court the improvements in his jumper won't translate to that much more winning.

...but it's just summer balling and I won't criticize too hard on his effort, it's just something I noticed though.... so just sayin.
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Re: Dennis Smith, Jr. Thread 

Post#673 » by 2010 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:43 am

Shot looking very fluid and compact. I'm expecting Melo in here any minute now like...

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Post#674 » by FatboyRealPetty » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:00 am

It does look more fluid and he looks in good shape.

Just need to see it on display in a real game now
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Post#675 » by NYKHardKnock » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:11 am

Very happy to see his hitch practically gone. Let him see him do this in regular season, and see how much it changes his game. He could really be a season changer if he does.
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Re: Dennis Smith, Jr. Thread 

Post#676 » by AllanHoustonFan » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:16 am

You see Melo now that is what I'm talking about. His shot looks A LOT better in those clips....no hitch or anything which is good for us :D
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Post#677 » by HerSports85 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:34 am

Prove me wrong then DSJR!! My main concern was about how much time he was putting in the gym this off season. And so far I’m impressed by his conditioning, leadership and shot development.

I really didn’t want Kyrie because I know DSJR can be special and 5 years younger.. so let’s just say I’m happy right now.

And I stick to what I said, if Payton starts ahead of him I’m pissed.
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Post#678 » by Clyde_Style » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:36 am

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Post#679 » by ny-n-md » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:33 am

This kid has oodles of potential. I really hope he puts it all together. The sky’s the limit!

We could possibly have 5-6 Olympians on the Knicks with his improved play. I would think he could get added to the pool of players.
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Post#680 » by BallSacBounce » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:59 am

https://nypost.com/2019/07/21/knicks-shot-doctor-is-trying-to-save-dennis-smith-jr/

Knicks’ ‘Shot Doctor’ is trying to save Dennis Smith Jr.

Keith Smart and Knicks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. have been summer shooting pals for six weeks, in three cities, for countless hours. And it started in a chair.

The Knicks assistant coach warned Smith the process would be “tedious.” It’s been all of that — and the alliance may turn so successful, the shape of the Knicks’ season could change.

Smart is the former Indiana shooting guard best known for hitting the biggest baseline dagger in Syracuse history. Smart authored “The Shot’’ that slayed the Orangemen for the 1987 NCAA championship.

After the 2018-19 season, coach David Fizdale handed Smart his summer assignment: Make Smith’s jump shot dangerous.

In May, Smart flew to Smith’s hometown, Fayetteville, NC, to launch “Project Dennis.” They’ve also worked in New York and Las Vegas during the summer league in early July.


This isn't even his final form.

They will resume in August.


In Vegas, Smith was genuinely enthused, saying “a big difference” had already taken place. He projected he would “take my game to the next level and it’s going to put us in the playoffs.” That’s a lot of pressure on Smart, a former Warriors assistant and head coach who also worked with Fizdale in Miami and Memphis. Smart has always been “The Shot Doctor’’ and is nicknamed “Smarty.’’ He was smart enough not to touch Stephen Curry’s pure launch during their two seasons together with Golden State (2009-11).

Smart said he’s been lucky to always have coaches obsessed with shooting fundamentals — middle school, high school, then with junior college Hall-of-Famer Jim Carey at Garden City (Kan.) Community College and Bobby Knight at Indiana. Taking shots off the side of a wall were commonplace drills.

Five years ago, Smart took up golfing and marveled at how pros deconstructed a swing to its finest component.
“So I wanted to use that approach in basketball shooting because those guys do a great job — how they teach it,’’ Smart said.

Smart went back to the basics with Smith.
“We started shooting in a chair, taking out all the floor movement and just looking at the shoulders,” Smart said. “The delivery of the hands through the basketball. We worked on that for about a week.”
A week? “I told him it was going to get boring,’’ Smart said. “But don’t get bored with any of it.’’
Eventually, Smith, arguably the 2017 draft’s most athletic player, emerged from the chair and more fine-tuning took place.

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