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Post Subject: Blake Griffin's Free Throw Shooting. Post ID: 435857by Swannee » Feb 06, 2014 - 01:58 AM PST
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I fear that Griffin's free throw shooting is returning somewhat to the mean. He's been shooting around .582% over the last five game. He's certainly in a bit of a slump. Hopefully, his free throw numbers will climb back up soon. His free throw shooting has been the thing that has impressed me the most about his growth as a player this season. I feel like the fact that he's been knocking down free throws at a higher clip--for the most part--this season has really helped his confidence.



                
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Post Subject: RE: Blake Griffin Post ID: 435858by CapsNClips » Feb 06, 2014 - 01:59 AM PST
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Fatigue. End of story.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Blake Griffin Post ID: 435859by cleepers » Feb 06, 2014 - 02:06 AM PST
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^ Yup. He's around 75% over the last 2 months, so I'm not gonna sweat a 5 game stretch.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Blake Griffin Post ID: 435861by kjavis » Feb 06, 2014 - 02:11 AM PST
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But he is scoring at a career high, FT is not the reason we are lose those tight games, that falls on the shoulders of those that are not performing *cough* duds *cough*

                
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Post Subject: RE: Blake Griffin Post ID: 435874by Silasie » Feb 06, 2014 - 06:49 AM PST
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His improvement has been over a sustained stretch so I think he has actually improved and not got lucky. I think he will be fine and it's probably just fatigue like Cleepers said.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Blake Griffin Post ID: 435876by Akclipps » Feb 06, 2014 - 08:10 AM PST
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Fatigue and his back spasm has been killing him on ft

                
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Post ID: 435877by clipperboy24 » Feb 06, 2014 - 08:14 AM PST
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Fatigue does seem like its been hitting him hard.

                
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Post ID: 435880by Clipperfan9 » Feb 06, 2014 - 09:19 AM PST
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As he puts up 36 and 40 points within 3 days. I'm sure it'll be a nice relief when CP comes back and takes some of the burden off of his shoulders. That being said, I don't want Blake to regress to passive Blake, just a Blake who gets to play less minutes and take less than 10 hard fouls a game. I mean I'd miss my free throws too if I just got shoved to the floor on the previous play.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Blake Griffin Post ID: 435885by namzug » Feb 06, 2014 - 09:48 AM PST
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Yeah, I don't see to much into the missed free throws. They are all just about in line, just seem to all hit the rim. That tells me he is tired from trying to carry the team. I know there have been others helping like Jamal, but I feel like Blake's game is also physically more demanding. It is going to exhaust him that much more.

                
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Post ID: 435886by wessleejr » Feb 06, 2014 - 09:52 AM PST
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I like when he do a Jamal style dribble dribble and attack Oden to draw a foul, I though it was Jamal.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Blake Griffin Post ID: 435899by Voyeur » Feb 06, 2014 - 11:23 AM PST
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He definitely looks fatigued. Some of those dunks last night lacked his usual lift. He's been running a bit slower of late. I'm hopeful that is the reason for the slump. I think a nice little break will help.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Blake Griffin Post ID: 435901by clipnasty » Feb 06, 2014 - 11:33 AM PST
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Also, I cannot confirm, but I think the Clippers have played the most games of any team this season. All Star break, plus a nice March schedule, may be just what the "Doc" ordered.

                
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Post ID: 435905by Voyeur » Feb 06, 2014 - 11:50 AM PST
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Oh yeah. I heard that the other day.

                
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Post ID: 435910by clipnasty » Feb 06, 2014 - 12:20 PM PST
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I looked it up. Most teams are around 4-49. Clips have played 52.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Blake Griffin Post ID: 435954by Agent0 » Feb 06, 2014 - 06:06 PM PST
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He's not an elite Fat shooter, so some streakiness is in order, he should be fine.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Blake Griffin Post ID: 435961by Laak » Feb 06, 2014 - 09:09 PM PST
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I'll trust his season stats rather than 5 games.

                
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