Jason Kapono and his lack of shots!
Old 11-22-2008, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Jason Kapono and his lack of shots!

I know most fans like to blame Sam for not drawing up plays for Kapono but at some point the blame has to shift to the player.JK has played 288 minutes so far this season and has taken only 20 3Pt attempts. So that's 20 attempts from downtown in 12 games.From the best three point shooter in the league, that's a joke!Jamario Moon,Jose,Bargnani,Parker all have taken many more 3 attempts then our supposed best 3pt shooter.At this rate he attempts a 3ball every 14.5 minutes? Basically 1 per game since he basically only plays 20-25 minutes? This guy was not brought here for any other reason but to hit shots especially 3's.

It just doesn't add up he's shooting 50% from the field and 55% frpm 3pt!Yet he's average an awful 7.4PPG?I often see him passing up shots or steping out of three point range and he appears to be trying to keep his 3pt% up above 50% by keeping his shot total low.And if that's the case he's the most overpaid, overrated, player on this team.He is owed about 18 million dollars over the next three season (inc. this season)??

His D is mostly non existent and he doesn't shoot, so why is he here?I saw an interview on the score a while back where he bragged he was the best three point shooter in the NBA.He made a video over the summer about how he can get a shot off under 3 seconds.Is this all he cares about?Does he work on anything in the offseason other then hitting 3's, only to never shoot them within games?

This is the guy that needs to go the most imo.Because if he isn't going to hit 3's (what he's known for) get rid of him. He should be averaging 5 -3pt attempts per game, period.He'd probably hit 3/5! He can get his shots with Bosh/JO kicking it out to the open players when they get doubled.This is the player that should be benefiting the most with the addition of Jermaine but that just isn't the case.He simply doesn't move well without the ball and never seems to get into the open spots on the floor.

I know some of this has been brought up before, but this really getting frustrating to watch. I find myself yelling when he's in the game and then thinking to myself, Sam better get him off the floor!Is there a team out there that would be crazy enough to want JK in a package based on the potential of him hitting threes and thinking they could be the team to make him shoot more?If so, gitty up!!

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Old 11-22-2008, 10:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The defense of the opposing teams doesn't allow Jason to get off a 3 as easily as they let Jamario/Parker.

The offense on our side isn't well coached enough to draw up plays to get him the shots he needs.
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well when you're on this team most of the plays are for Bosh and then it goes to the pick and roll with jose, after that it is JO in the post
basically JK gets the left overs which is like a couple shots in a period because AP also has to get his shots, basically JK is like the last option on the court unless he's playing with someone like moon and hump
which is just weird considering he is only offensive, i absolutely do not think it is JK's fault at all, mitchell doesn't run enough plays for him, but at the same time considering the other players on the court like cb, jo, bargs, jose, ap, there aren't many chances to call on JK, he's basically been misused on this team
you're also stuck on the fact that he's the best 3 point shooter, you think because he is that he's supposed to just start jacking it up whenever he gets it, he's the best 3 point shooter because he doesn't jack it up and only picks his spots to shoot, and because he's such a good 3 point shooter you now think thats what he's here for, which is wrong, he's here to make shots because he's a good shooter in general whether they're 3s or not
and saying he doesn't move well without the ball is complete crap because that basically what he's good at
he's here in case someone like AP can't make a shot that night and like last year you can guarantee that he'll come in a couple games on fire this season and single handedly win it for the Raptors (best example is in indiana last year where we basically sucked and he came off the bench and gave us the win)
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well when you're on this team most of the plays are for Bosh and then it goes to the pick and roll with jose, after that it is JO in the post
basically JK gets the left overs which is like a couple shots in a period because AP also has to get his shots, basically JK is like the last option on the court unless he's playing with someone like moon and hump
which is just weird considering he is only offensive, i absolutely do not think it is JK's fault at all, mitchell doesn't run enough plays for him, but at the same time considering the other players on the court like cb, jo, bargs, jose, ap, there aren't many chances to call on JK, he's basically been misused on this team
you're also stuck on the fact that he's the best 3 point shooter, you think because he is that he's supposed to just start jacking it up whenever he gets it, he's the best 3 point shooter because he doesn't jack it up and only picks his spots to shoot, and because he's such a good 3 point shooter you now think thats what he's here for, which is wrong, he's here to make shots because he's a good shooter in general whether they're 3s or not
and saying he doesn't move well without the ball is complete crap because that basically what he's good at
he's here in case someone like AP can't make a shot that night and like last year you can guarantee that he'll come in a couple games on fire this season and single handedly win it for the Raptors (best example is in indiana last year where we basically sucked and he came off the bench and gave us the win)
He's not a chucker, but he needs to stop passing up open shots, trying to drive and turning the ball over and travelling.The fact is he should be shooting more otherwise trade him because it's all he's good for!And imo this is not Sam's fault. JK gets shot apportunities and he passes it off. He certainly can get off more then 1 3pt shot per game.It's honestly hurting this team.
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Kapono should be like Dell Curry, our 3-point specialist and that is how he was sold to the fans, but Jeff is right, Kapono at times seems to go out of his way to avoid shooting the 3's. He did this last year too, I think he is trying to preserve his stat line by not jacking up too many 3's. I really thought it would have been a better move signing Delfino and letting Kapono go. Delfino has better defense, can also shoot the three, can create his own shot and could have backed up Jose at point. Management should have known neither Ukic or Solomon would have been ready for backup NBA pg duty straight from Europe.
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He's not a chucker, but he needs to stop passing up open shots, trying to drive and turning the ball over and travelling.The fact is he should be shooting more otherwise trade him because it's all he's good for!And imo this is not Sam's fault. JK gets shot apportunities and he passes it off. He certainly can get off more then 1 3pt shot per game.It's honestly hurting this team.
Like I said he did that last year too which is why I was surprised they resigned him over Delfino.
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Like I said he did that last year too which is why I was surprised they resigned him over Delfino.

They didn't re-sign him! He signed a 4 year deal prior to last season.He's locked up until 2010.
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh I thought they resigned him, my bad. My excuse I am on the other side of the world and any NBA news I have to get online. Hey if Sam can use lame ass excuses so can I, lol.
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Kaps really needs 3's. I agree wit uou guys he doesn't shoot enough 3's and he was broght here to do that. He really needs to step up or there is no point in him eing on our team
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I agree, JK needs shots (lol because he's on my fantasy team) but intially what the plan was is throw the ball in the paint, to JO or Bosh, and then kick it out to one of your players outside and hit the three. Sounds like a great plan, but isn't translating into victories. Smitch needs to make more plays for JK, and just look at Mo Pete, wasn't playing with the raps, and he goes into a NO team that plays well. well i know they have Paul, but stilll lol
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No need to worry, with Jose back now and pushing the ball better than ever, JK will for sure get some shots on the fast break.
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I don't know if you guys noticed but in todays game he had no shots
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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like the previous boston game where Bosh had 0 looks in the 4th,its the coaches responsibility to get his personnel looks.that means running sets to free up kapono.look at the sets boston ran to get allen 3's.sam is dumb and teams take on the coaches persona.they are playing,stupid,reckless and dumb.
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