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Re: Fultz hasn't attempted a field goal past 14 feet this season.
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2017, 11:27:20 AM »

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He needs therapy.  This is a mental issue like Chuck Knoblauch.  He was a good outside shooter last season.  He struggled from the free throw line, but he shot fine from there in high school. 

Until he gets it figured out, I'm just going to eat popcorn and watch Tatum kick butt.

Re: Fultz hasn't attempted a field goal past 14 feet this season.
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2017, 11:50:16 AM »

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They should shut him down for the year .
Maybe they are afraid of the backlash they would get if yet another 76ers #1 pick missed their rookie season due to injury.

That never stopped them before plus there is a lot of guys for fans to be excited about in Philly. If he's hurt why are they pushing him out there?
Yeah, but fans are legit invested this year. Season tickets have sold out. Also, it would call into question a lot of things regarding management. Noel, Embiid, Simmons, and now possibly Fultz? Not a good look.

Re: Fultz hasn't attempted a field goal past 14 feet this season.
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2017, 12:16:54 PM »

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Maybe Iíd believe he was hurt if he was an 80% free throw shooter last year.  Obviously he foolishly attempted to change his shot by himself with disasterous results.  He and the Sixers better stick with the sore shoulder excuse until he fixes that shot though!

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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2017, 12:27:41 PM »

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He looks like Chuck Knoblauch throwing to first. 


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Re: Fultz hasn't attempted a field goal past 14 feet this season.
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2017, 12:41:06 PM »

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I don't think he changed his shot. It is also not injury. Heís just a bad shooter. He had a bad workout with the Celtics. He has a bad workout with the Sixers. He was shooting bad before injury. And now heís having bad games.  It is much more likely his 1 good year in college was a fluke.

Re: Fultz hasn't attempted a field goal past 14 feet this season.
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2017, 01:12:17 PM »

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He worked out for the Cs and Danny saw something wrong or off with him..kept quite about it and strongly built up his value and in the end fleecing the sixers for that protected pick...Fultz was never gonna be drafted by Danny..it was just a question of who does he deal with..Philly or the Fakers heck he was even willing to go down to 4th pick...on draft night Danny was nearly crucified for trading away a transcended talent.....oooh hindsight is so satisfying and Danny was very much vindicated. I too was fooled as I wanted Fultz but was so glad we got Tatum..who could very much be a beast in 3 yrs.

Re: Fultz hasn't attempted a field goal past 14 feet this season.
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2017, 03:32:22 PM »

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He looks like Chuck Knoblauch throwing to first.

Thatís exactly what I thought.  It really seems like heís quickly developing a case of the yips.  The Sixers should find some injury to use an excuse to sit him down with and convince him/everyone else that this was the problem.  The yips are not to be trifled with.

Re: Fultz hasn't attempted a field goal past 14 feet this season.
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2017, 03:34:57 PM »

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He looks like Chuck Knoblauch throwing to first.

Thatís exactly what I thought.  It really seems like heís quickly developing a case of the yips.  The Sixers should find some injury to use an excuse to sit him down with and convince him/everyone else that this was the problem.  The yips are not to be trifled with.
I think Philly is too afraid of public backlash.

He obviously needs some time off, either to fix that jumper or to rest his shoulder.

Markelle is very crafty and sneaky athletic. He has some great moves and is a good passer, but if he is afraid to shoot jumpers, then he doesnt project any better than Evan Turner.
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Re: Fultz hasn't attempted a field goal past 14 feet this season.
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2017, 03:35:07 PM »

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They should shut him down for the year . 
I know right.  isn't that the requirement for all of Philly's top picks -- they have to sit out their rookie year?   ;)

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« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2017, 03:38:39 PM »

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They should shut him down for the year . 
I know right.  isn't that the requirement for all of Philly's top picks -- they have to sit out their rookie year?   ;)

Im just following the process........thats all ... ;)



Actually I understand possibly TWO now .....he has a blister on his big toe ... :D

Re: Fultz hasn't attempted a field goal past 14 feet this season.
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2017, 03:41:39 PM »

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He looks like Chuck Knoblauch throwing to first.

Thatís exactly what I thought.  It really seems like heís quickly developing a case of the yips.  The Sixers should find some injury to use an excuse to sit him down with and convince him/everyone else that this was the problem.  The yips are not to be trifled with.
I think Philly is too afraid of public backlash.

He obviously needs some time off, either to fix that jumper or to rest his shoulder.

Markelle is very crafty and sneaky athletic. He has some great moves and is a good passer, but if he is afraid to shoot jumpers, then he doesnt project any better than Evan Turner.
I've never heard of a player being kept off the roster to work on shooting.  There are enough hours in a day that he can work on his shot and still play in the games. 

Re: Fultz hasn't attempted a field goal past 14 feet this season.
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2017, 03:44:15 PM »

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I just find it baffling that Fultz, a gifted shooter and someone who has drawn comparison to the likes of Harden, is NOW experimenting with shooting forms (including FTs).  :o

Huh?

And I know he may be dealing with a shoulder injury, but in that case just sit out. I really don't think some player just has a sore hand or something and just decides, "okay time to completely change my shooting form!"

Now a shoulder injury is obviously more serious than the example I provided, but it seems like Fultz changing his shooting form isn't some "temporary solution" here either.

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« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2017, 04:07:46 PM »

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I don't think he changed his shot. It is also not injury. Heís just a bad shooter. He had a bad workout with the Celtics. He has a bad workout with the Sixers. He was shooting bad before injury. And now heís having bad games.  It is much more likely his 1 good year in college was a fluke.

No, he clearly changed his shot from college. It's a fundamentally different movement and positioning of the ball.  He changed it right after the season before the pre-draft workouts.

Watch the free throws. He never shot it like that last year. He's essentially pushing the ball off of his fingertips up there, almost Shaq-like.
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Re: Fultz hasn't attempted a field goal past 14 feet this season.
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2017, 04:16:21 PM »

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I don't think he changed his shot. It is also not injury. Heís just a bad shooter. He had a bad workout with the Celtics. He has a bad workout with the Sixers. He was shooting bad before injury. And now heís having bad games.  It is much more likely his 1 good year in college was a fluke.

No, he clearly changed his shot from college. It's a fundamentally different movement and positioning of the ball.  He changed it right after the season before the pre-draft workouts.

Watch the free throws. He never shot it like that last year. He's essentially pushing the ball off of his fingertips up there, almost Shaq-like.

Right ó the question is:  Did he change his shot because he wanted to improve, but it didnít work, because he had some injury and found this more comfortable, or because heís had a complete collapse of confidence and has no clue what to do? I think itís number 3.

Re: Fultz hasn't attempted a field goal past 14 feet this season.
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2017, 05:35:35 PM »

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I swear Danny is a genius