Are Free Throws really that hard to make?

Are free throws easy to make?

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simply1

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Anecdotal but here's a 73% free throw shooter. About average for a center I think but wasn't bad either.

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Best all time are guards though, just need BRE to be Shaq in all other ways too
 

GTO

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If you guys love free throw shooting percentages so much, I know a team out east that may fulfill your free throw fantasies.

Trade off: a team of grown ass men who defend and have toughness or a team of goofy A players who don't play defense but can make free throws.
 
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VeloClone

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If you guys love free throw shooting percentages so much, I know a team out east that may fulfill your free throw fantasies.

Trade off: a team of grown ass men who defend and have toughness or a team of goofy A players who don't play defense but can make free throws.
Well that is what you get when you don't practice defense in your practices.
 

Jer

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Is getting a date with Ana de Armas or Miranda Kerr really that hard to do?
 

BACyclone

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If they wanted to make free throws even more difficult, they could just have our bigs try shoot wide open layups

This reminds me how many times I used to scream at Loren Meyer JUST DUNK THE BALL as he was the absolute king of missing 1-foot bunny shots.
 

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hoosman

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Coaches might want to reconsider the analytics. Driving the protected lane probably gets ISU the same expected points as shooting a 3. SWAG probabilities of driving: made shot 35% , +1 5%, turnover/blocked shot 20%, ORB 5%, foul 35% . Maybe adding fouls to the defenders gives another plus.
 

ExCyment

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But then you totally melted down in the game against texas.
Nah it was against Texas, Royce Whites first Big 12 game. I was 4 of 5 at the free throw line on the try for 5 so 80% under pressure in front of a full Hilton. Way better than Royce's percentage that game.
 

VeloClone

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Nah it was against Texas, Royce Whites first Big 12 game. I was 4 of 5 at the free throw line on the try for 5 so 80% under pressure in front of a full Hilton. Way better than Royce's percentage that game.
I guess I was confused. That isn't you in your avatar? I remember you totally melting down in the Texas game.
 

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