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Old 07-24-2008, 09:45 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by rapsfan087 View Post
I like Delfino, but Moon is more consistant: I rather a guy who does a few things in a consistant basis than a guy who can do a lot of things but no all the days.

How do you rate Delfino? Looking at his bad days or the good ones? If you look at what he can do in a consistant basis, he isn't that better than Moon, he just can give you somedays some extra things.

IMO, there is nothing worse than thinking that you have what you need till you look for it and discover you hadn't it.
Both. And that's where consistency kicks in. Moon is more consistent, but he's also played one season of NBA.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:56 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Here's a good post from a member the RealGM (HiJinx) about debunking the myth that Jamario can't shoot and whether Kapono or Moon are better suited to start at SF this fall for us.

Originally Posted by HiJinX
I compiled these stats a couple weeks ago when analyzing whether Moon or Kapono should start and I think they're pretty enlightening. What they show is that Moon actually has a reliable jumper inside the arc. I just wanted to post this again because I'm sort of getting sick of seeing people write that Moon can't shoot. It is something that he should continue to work on, especially his 3-point range, but to say he would be a liability on offense in the starting lineup because he'll be left open all the time is simply inaccurate. So, without further ado, here it is...

I think Moon is a better shooter than most people give him credit for. His 15-footer is reliable, from out to 20 feet, he's pretty average, but has little 3-point range. He can definitely use improvement, but he's not a complete liability either. We all know Moon didn't get as many layups/dunks as his athleticism would suggest, yet he still had a pretty damn good FG% for a guy who can't shoot. He also demonstrated marked improvement as the season progressed (as his shooting mechanics became more refined and consistent with every attempt as the season went on). Here are his FG% and 3FG% by month.

November 43.8% and 28.6%
December 44.3% and 20.0%
January 48.0% and 33.3%
February 51.6% and 37.0%
March 55.7% and 34.6% (NOTE: this is the month in which we played the most games with 17)
April 46.9% and 40.0%

Pre-ASG 46.2% and 29.7%
Post-ASG 52.3% and 36.2%

Season 48.5% and 32.8%

(splits from yahoosports)

It's also interesting to note that Moon achieved these FG% statistics with 67% of all his FG attempts as jumpers ( which seems to be about average for starting SFs around the league. So he's shooting a good FG% taking an amount of jumpers comparable to the rest of the league at his position.

I don't think we should be worried about Jamario's shooting too much as he's shown he can hit the jumper if left open.

My main point with this post is that Moon really isn't as bad a shooter as we think he is, and he has definitely improved. However, that is not to say that his mid-range cannot become more consistent and that his 3-point range should not be worked on as well.
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one thing missing from this analysis is the fact that Moon is shooting many of his jumpers wide open ... If teams would give Kapono the same amount of space as they give to Moon, he would shoot 80% ...
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:18 PM   #24 (permalink)
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He's shooting them wide open with 2 seconds left on the shot clock.
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