Triano tells Kapono to become mad bomber
Old 02-10-2009, 09:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The last thing most NBA coaches have to do is encourage players to shoot the ball; most, in fact, would like to have some way to zap an electric current through the body of a guy who takes a contested jumper early in a shot clock.

But when Jay Triano and Jason Kapono sat down for a little chat on the weekend, the message being delivered from Raptors coach to player was something along the lines of "shoot, shoot, shoot and shoot some more."

And if there are defenders within breathing distance? That's not a problem.

"I spoke to Jay and Jay said he felt fine with me trying to look for my shot and not forcing things but just try to get shots up, whether it's good, decent, marginal," Kapono said yesterday. "As long as it's in that realm, he's all for it."

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Old 02-10-2009, 09:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I still don't think it's gonna make a difference he's still going to pumpfake resulting in a travel and turn the ball over.
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What good will it do? Fuck sakes I really hate this team right now.
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What good will it do? Fuck sakes I really hate this team right now.
They're auditioning him to other teams, showing them that he can still shoot
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Am I the only person that likes Kapono? I still believe if he's used right he can be deadly.
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They're auditioning him to other teams, showing them that he can still shoot
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Am I the only person that likes Kapono? I still believe if he's used right he can be deadly.
Yea but he can't be used right on the Raps right now
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They're auditioning him to other teams, showing them that he can still shoot
I'd be surprised if anyone wants a shooter at his price tag.
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off topic but where's the game info for today's game?
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I'd be surprised if anyone wants a shooter at his price tag.
then you'd be even more surprised to know the Starbury/Curry/Francis all make $10+ million
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off topic but where's the game info for today's game?
I don't think Dr. J cares anymore
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I just realized that "mad bomber" sounds like "Matt Bonner"
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What's next... Triano tells Bargnani to become 'mad rebounder' and Moon to become 'mad scientist'?
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:43 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I guess Triano saw JK practice for 3pt shootout? You know, 80% from 3pt line.
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then you'd be even more surprised to know the Starbury/Curry/Francis all make $10+ million
Yeah, but all those guys got contracts when they were actually good or serviceable.

Starbury at one point was an elite guard; Curry was considered a big man about to explode offensively and defensively, instead he's exploded his weight size and Francis, again, was considered one of the top players in the League.

Kapono, at 6 million, shooting simply 3s in a system that had him open all the time; it was a ridiculous cost for a specialty player. The fact that it ate the most of our MLE just makes me angrier.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:48 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Hey listen, in case some of you have no tnoticed, Kapono has lost his confidence and is thnkin WAY too much. All Triano is basically doing is easing the stress in his mind, and giving him what we like to call the green light.

Yes you've all heard that term, but you really have to think about it's significance.

THE GREEN LIGHT

It is the single biggest and best thing any ball player can hear, from college on up. It relseases a player from useless mental constraints, and allows for a re-emergence of confidence.

Kapono has lost his edge, somewhere along the road, with the lack of a respectable slashing 2 guard, and most likely with Tornto playing the high-low with it's 4 and 5 guys, allowing for help defenders to get back to Kapono faster, and him having less time to shoot. Whatever the case, it's gone. Triano is trying to help him find it.

You guys are all gonna cry about changing the offence, running al these new plays and screens for him, when really, you can't. The plays are there for him, he's hesitating like mad, and thats all in his complicated little mellon.

It won't be a quick fix, maybe a few games, but at this point, you have a 6million dollar shooter that can't shoot. He cant defend, and he has limited mobility on offence once his shot is taken away, Toronto has to get him going. The season is lost, you only have so many assets. At this point, you need to get al your assets back to where they should be, whether for a trade, or for the teams health down the road.

I think it's a smart move, and a smart move to go public with it.

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Ya reguarldless he still sucks, hopefully he gets hot now, wins the 3 point yet again and we can trade his ass for someone that can do something more then just shoot the ball
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He might suck, he might be good in a different sitution.

It isn't important really, what is, is that he is there, and so you have to deal with the issue. Sitting his ass on th pines is a bad move, and a move a bad coach would make. Period.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:06 AM   #20 (permalink)
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come on, after all he is the greatest shooter in nba history, who wouldnt want him?
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