Jose Calderon

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  1. TaS

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    After hearing the Clips announcers talk about how Calderon is a member of the 40/50/90 club with a few near misses, I went and looked at the details.

    The thing that stood out the most to me was hi 2009 season where he was 151-154 from the FT line.

    Fact is, that was the best season in NBA/ ABA history from the FT line in term of percentage with a .981. Billups has the 39th best season ever from the stripe, but wasn't even close to what Jose did.


    Jose hit is first 81 FT's that season before missing one!
     
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    Calderon is more skilled at shooting the ball than all of our combo guards put together.
     
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    That is an awesome FT percentage. The only problem is that it doesn't mean a whole lot if you're only getting to the line less that twice per game.
     
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    He only played in 68 games that year and was 3rd on the team in free throws made. So his high percentage caused his few attempts to add up to big production.

    The reason I point out the streak is just to highlight what a pure shooter we have here. Your mechanics have to be virtually perfect to make 98% from the FT line in an NBA season. Especially since the attempts are so spread out and you're out of breath. Also consider that he's a pretty light weight guy and he usually goes to the line after getting beat up on a drive attempt by opposing bigs.

    I'm just really impressed. His jumper is a thing of beauty since he joined the team this year. Nice high arc.
     
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    If he uses a hi arc that means he is calculating the balls entry into the hoop at the height of the parabola.
    In space maybe 5-15 ft from the hoop.
     
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    It's probably muscle memory.
     
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    years and years
     
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    The optimal angle for the ball to enter the hoop is 45 degrees.
     
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    The opposing announcers mentioned that he used to have a flying elbow on his J. He spent a whole summer shooting with a wall to the right of him to keep his elbow tucked. After that, he was money.
     
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    I heard a rumor that now he's a Piston, he's added placing one of his legs as high as possible on the wall along with the elbow-on-the-wall drill.
     
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    Beer I would perfer 60-90* so the ball doesn't touch the net. Like I could do 30 years ago
     
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    You and Lee both.
     
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    I expected you to say meta memory. :)
     
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    Metta memory:
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    This is a classic. Calderon headed to the Raptors lockerroom at halftime last night.

     
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    When I was in College, I got wasted one night and took a cab home from the party that I was at. I must have got confused and told the cab driver the wrong information because I somehow ended up sleeping on the floor of the house that I lived in during the PREVIOUS school year. The door must have been unlocked and I guess I just let myself in.

    When I woke up the next morning, I was in what I thought was my own crib but all of the furniture and decor were completely different. Apparently, a bunch of chicks lived there because the place was much more tasetfully decorated with dried floral arrangements everywhere and it smelled like potpourri.

    I grabbed a coke out of the fridge and walked home without any of the current residents knowing any different (aside from the missing can of soda and the buck that I left on the kitchen counter).

    ...weird day man.
     
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    I walk into the ladies room way too often.
     
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    And I thought you were a "stand up" kind of guy.................:)
     
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