FG% parlor tricks vs. reality- it could get interesting- Wilt / Shaq

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    FG% parlor tricks vs. reality- it could get interesting- Wilt / Shaq

    As many people know (really all should) the record for FG% was set by a HIGHLY stat-focused aging Wilt the year after Shak was born- .727.  Wilt set about to win various stat crowns in the later years of his career, often times subjugating the team game to get his "numbers" that he deemed so important. 

    Wilt won assists (8.6 in 1968) and then reverted to his career 4.4 apg average from there on out.  He was way past his prime for the FG% stunt and arguably hurting his team by pursuing these stats instead of playing within the flow of his team.  Typical Wilt, as many know.

    To wrap it all up, in his new IN THE TEAM FLOW role, newly humble Shak stands as a very possible threat to Wilt's nearly forty year old single season FG% mark of .727- not a likelihood or a lock, but beginning to look like a possibility, and the irony of the two aged players playing totally different roles in the twilights of their careers would be considerable. 

    Shak stands at .688 after tonight.  It could get interesting.
     
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    Re: FG% parlor tricks vs. reality- it could get interesting- Wilt / Shaq

    In one of his books Wilt said that by his last year he was bored with the game so to keep it intersting he decided to set a FG percentage record seemingly oblivious to how this could could hurt his team. 

    Obviously there are some situations that call for a player to take a shot that he has a low chance of making--like the shot clock is running down and Wilt has a shot that he only has a 30% of making but he passes the ball to someone with a zero chance of making the shot all to protect his FG percentage.

    The great thing about this Celtic team is that no one seems to care about personal stats.  They're all on the same page and focused on winning.


    How many times the last three and 1/4 seasons have we seen Pierce leaving the game with a win wrapped up and he's got an ear-to-ear grin after he was something like 3-7 from the field?

    This team in the Big Three era has always played beautifully unselfish basketball.
     
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    Re: FG% parlor tricks vs. reality- it could get interesting- Wilt / Shaq

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    [QUOTE]In one of his books Wilt said that by his last year he was bored with the game so to keep it intersting he decided to set a FG percentage record seemingly oblivious to how this could could hurt his team.  Obviously there are some situations that call for a player to take a shot that he has a low chance of making--like the shot clock is running down and Wilt has a shot that he only has a 30% of making but he passes the ball to someone with a zero chance of making the shot all to protect his FG percentage. The great thing about this Celtic team is that no one seems to care about personal stats.  They're all on the same page and focused on winning. How many times the last three and 1/4 seasons have we seen Pierce leaving the game with a win wrapped up and he's got an ear-to-ear grin after he was something like 3-7 from the field? This team in the Big Three era has always played beautifully unselfish basketball.
    Posted by pliu[/QUOTE]

    6 guys averaging in double figures.  That is ALWAYS a very good sign.

     
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    Re: FG% parlor tricks vs. reality- it could get interesting- Wilt / Shaq

    In Response to FG% parlor tricks vs. reality- it could get interesting- Wilt / Shaq:
    [QUOTE]As many people know (really all should) the record for FG% was set by a HIGHLY stat-focused aging Wilt the year after Shak was born- .727.  Wilt set about to win various stat crowns in the later years of his career, often times subjugating the team game to get his "numbers" that he deemed so important.  Wilt won assists (8.6 in 1968) and then reverted to his career 4.4 apg average from there on out.  He was way past his prime for the FG% stunt and arguably hurting his team by pursuing these stats instead of playing within the flow of his team.  Typical Wilt, as many know. To wrap it all up, in his new IN THE TEAM FLOW role, newly humble Shak stands as a very possible threat to Wilt's nearly forty year old single season FG% mark of .727- not a likelihood or a lock, but beginning to look like a possibility, and the irony of the two aged players playing totally different roles in the twilights of their careers would be considerable.  Shak stands at .688 after tonight.  It could get interesting.
    Posted by aciemvp[/QUOTE]

    Interesting 

    Shaq is also shooting much better on FT's this year

    He's missed a lot of little hooks and lay-ins tho that have to be money if he's going for 73%

    If he is at 12/7 in only 23 mins with 70% FG's and 60% FT's come late January he deserves to be put on the all-star team



     
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    Re: FG% parlor tricks vs. reality- it could get interesting- Wilt / Shaq

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    [QUOTE]In Response to FG% parlor tricks vs. reality- it could get interesting- Wilt / Shaq : Interesting  Shaq is also shooting much better on FT's this year He's missed a lot of little hooks and lay-ins tho that have to be money if he's going for 73% If he is at 12/7 in only 23 mins with 70% FG's and 60% FT's come late January he deserves to be put on the all-star team
    Posted by rameakap[/QUOTE]

    he WAS missing closeup shots and shooting 60%.  now he's been hitting everything and in on a hot streak the last 5-7 games shooting 80%.

    i wouldn't be against him being voted all star but would be against him playing more than 5 mins in the game.  we have a good thing going and do not need any messups due to freak accidents.
     
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    Re: FG% parlor tricks vs. reality- it could get interesting- Wilt / Shaq

    Wilt was certainly all about individual statistics......I watched his entire career and the debate was always about how good of a "shooter" was he? ...as a "scorer" he had no peer....but as a shooter....?

    He actually came into the league with a variety of shots including short jumpers and hooks, the "shovel shot" from a few feet away, his famous "fallaway jumper" and his favorite....the dunk. Looking back, he probably dunked a minimum of 25% of the time....many games it was closer to 50%....so how good of a shooter was he?

    In the '63/64 season when he averaged 50.4 PPG, he took 2298 shots and made 1204 of them (.528%)....assuming that 25% were dunks, where he should hit 100% (does anyone remember him missing a dunk?) he would have been 629/1723 on his other attempts....that would be .365% when not dunking....he was only a 55% free throw shooter (estimate off the top of my head)..

    So as a scorer he was unequalled....but aside from the dunk he was not a prolific shooter....
     
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    Re: FG% parlor tricks vs. reality- it could get interesting- Wilt / Shaq

    In Response to Re: FG% parlor tricks vs. reality- it could get interesting- Wilt / Shaq:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: FG% parlor tricks vs. reality- it could get interesting- Wilt / Shaq : he WAS missing closeup shots and shooting 60%.  now he's been hitting everything and in on a hot streak the last 5-7 games shooting 80%. i wouldn't be against him being voted all star but would be against him playing more than 5 mins in the game.  we have a good thing going and do not need any messups due to freak accidents.
    Posted by aciemvp[/QUOTE]

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