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Why won't Woodson MAKE SMOOVE quit shooting jumpshots!

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I mean this has got to end at some point. Josh Smith is a TERRIBLE shooter period! He should never take a jumpshot just like Dwight Howard doesn't take jumpshots. He is killing us when he does this and wasting a possession. Woodson is either a complete p*ssy or Smoove is just not listening. If he isn't listening then suspend his dumb *ss a few games or bench him. Smoove's overall IQ is that of a rock if he doesn't realize he should not be shooting jumpshots ever!!!

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I think both are true......Woodson is afraid to get into another argument with Smoove and Smoove is too dumb or egotistical to stop shooting jumpers. I would love to see Woodson bench him when he doesn't listen, but when have we EVER seen Woodson bench someone for playing dumb? I would also bench JJ when he tries to dribble like Curly Neal and Marvin when he turns invisible and Bibby when he doesn't play D.

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I think both are true......Woodson is afraid to get into another argument with Smoove and Smoove is too dumb or egotistical to stop shooting jumpers. I would love to see Woodson bench him when he doesn't listen, but when have we EVER seen Woodson bench someone for playing dumb? I would also bench JJ when he tries to dribble like Curly Neal and Marvin when he turns invisible and Bibby when he doesn't play D.

Maybe Woody hasn't TOLD him to not shoot jumpers. Besides, we all know Josh struggles shooting, but at least they're not 3's! His game has matured...it is perfect? No, but he's starting to get a clue. MIght as well bench these guys for good then because:

a) Joe Johnson will always dribble way too much because that's what he's supposed to do....be the scorer. Our options are limited on offense.

b) Marvin will always seem invisible, it's the way his game is going to be in Atlanta...despite getting his 12pts and 5 boards and better than average defense.

c) Bibby can't play D. He's getting old and that's not his role anymore for this team.

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Maybe Woody hasn't TOLD him to not shoot jumpers.

OH MY GOSH !

I know he didn't just go there !

Not only has Woody told it to him..................16,000 people are screaming it in Phillips every night. Every NBA writer tells it like it is whenever they evaluate the Hawks. I bet his opponents talk trash about his inablity to hit a wide open jumper during the games.

Smith knows he is a sorry shooter ! Heck, Charles Manson knew murder was against the law...........but that didn't stop him from doing it.

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OH MY GOSH !

I know he didn't just go there !

Not only has Woody told it to him..................16,000 people are screaming it in Phillips every night. Every NBA writer tells it like it is whenever they evaluate the Hawks. I bet his opponents talk trash about his inablity to hit a wide open jumper during the games.

Smith knows he is a sorry shooter ! Heck, Charles Manson knew murder was against the law...........but that didn't stop him from doing it.

Shooting 3's and shooting 15 footers are two different things. I don't think Woodson has ever said, "you're not allowed shooting the ball unless you're in the paint"...I just don't.

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OH MY GOSH !

I know he didn't just go there !

Not only has Woody told it to him..................16,000 people are screaming it in Phillips every night. Every NBA writer tells it like it is whenever they evaluate the Hawks. I bet his opponents talk trash about his inablity to hit a wide open jumper during the games.

Smith knows he is a sorry shooter ! Heck, Charles Manson knew murder was against the law...........but that didn't stop him from doing it.

LOL

That's one thing that can be said about the crowd at Philips Arena. Everybody in the building is FULLY AWARE that Smoove shouldn't be taking any kind of jumpshot.

I was at the Cleveland game, and that situation came up. It was sometime in the 2nd half. Smoove gets the ball just outside of the right elbow, around the top of the key. He was wide open, and no Cleveland defender was going to even try to contest the shot.

All of a sudden, you hear the crowd say . . . NOOOOOOOOOOOO

And he didn't shoot it. I believe he passed it to JJ.

Well . . . JJ goes to make a move, gets stuck, and passes it back out to Smoove. Once again, he was wide open. Before the crowd could react again, he jacks up a jumper . . . CLANK.

(( mumble, mumble from the crowd ))

Smoove knows what's up. Woody stares him down everytime he misses a jumper, especially if he shoots it earlier in the shot clock. The crowd definitely lets him know that we don't want him taking jumpers at all.

But disciplining Smoove because of that, hurts the team. We'd try to correct one thing, but would also be taking our best hustle defensive player off the floor as well. So while he's on the bench to "teach him a lesson", we're seeing an 8 point lead shrink to 3 . . or a 2 point decifit balloon to 8.

Cutting off our nose to spite our face.

It'll be like cutting off your leg because you just tore your ACL. Yeah, you may not can run right now, but if you cut your leg off, you can't run at all.

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Shooting 3's and shooting 15 footers are two different things. I don't think Woodson has ever said, "you're not allowed shooting the ball unless you're in the paint"...I just don't.

Yes you are correct but in Smoove's case he might as well be shooting 3's. It doesn't matter whether it's a 10ft jumper or a 3. The guy flat out can't shoot period!! It's obvious everytime he shoots the ball.

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If Woodson had benched Smith during the KNicks game and early in the Heat game and the hawks lost don't you think people would be here blaming Woodson for that as well?

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Josh Smith is a multi-million dollar paid basketball player. I highly doubt someone just telling him to stop shooting jumpshots will make him stop. It's simple, Josh Smith will stop shooting jumpshots when HE realizes that he needs to. Woodson, fans, everyone can tell him to stop shooting as much as they like, he's not going to do it and that should be evident by now.

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Shooting 3's and shooting 15 footers are two different things. I don't think Woodson has ever said, "you're not allowed shooting the ball unless you're in the paint"...I just don't.

The only problem is that the 3 point line is 23 feet 9 inches and Josh attempts almost all of his jumpers from exactly 23 feet.

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