Bucks Diary

Monday, April 24, 2006

Why won't Simmons attack the rim?

If you've ever seen Bucks SF Bobby Simmons up close, you might confuse him for an NFL Tight End. The guy is a house. So why does he play so passively? The Bucks need him to grow a set of cahones (sp?), and I mean right now.

Take a look at the box score from Game One of the Bucks-Pistons play-off series. Neither team shot very well at all. The difference in the game: free throws. The Pistons made 24 free throws. The Bucks attempted a mere 10. The Bucks need someone who is willing to attack the rim. Simmons should be that guy.

In order to get to the free throw line in the NBA, however, you have to be willing to accept punishment. You need some courage. Piston players have it. Consider that Pistons G Richard Hamilton, who looks as though he has to dance around in the shower just to get wet, made more free throws than the entire Bucks team attempted. He is clearly not afraid.

Compare that to Simmons. Simmons, who is twice Hamilton's size, played 33 minutes, took eight shots, made only 2, and never once got to the free throw line. Sure, Simmons is not alone. Of the Bucks' starters, only Redd and Magliore went to the line. But Simmons absence is particularly frustrating because he is an outstanding free throw shooter, and a mediocre field goal shooter. He must know this. If you were him, wouldn't do all you could to get to the foul line? Wouldn't you attack the rim with impunity?

Yet he never does. He stands outside and lofts rainbow jumpers that rarely hit home. If I were Stotts, I would take Simmons aside and tell him, the only outside shots you are allowed to take are wide open jumpers. Everything else had better be drives to the basket. He's of no use to the Bucks as a muscle bound wimp.


At April 25, 2006 at 6:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He can't dribble. Plain and simple.

bucks.bla bla bla.com

At January 30, 2007 at 8:53 PM, Blogger Scott A. Edwards said...

WOW, this is FANTASTIC...!!! Blog your AD to Millions. Post your AD for FREE and get MASSIVE traffic to your site. FREE to join. To get started fast, Click Here: low cost mlm site. It pretty much covers low cost mlm related stuff and it's FREE to join.

At January 30, 2007 at 11:13 PM, Anonymous Scott Arthur Edwards said...

Congratulations, Readers...!!!

Check this out for FREE...

This opportunity says:

"Your Ad" Will Be Instantly Displayed on Thousands of Websites and Read By Over 10 Million People Per Week For FREE, and It Only Takes 60 Seconds To Get Started!

To find out more visit: network marketing site. It successfully exposes FREE information covering Traffic and network marketing related stuff.

At June 18, 2013 at 11:58 AM, Anonymous Free Poker Money said...

The Number 1 in online gaming offers daily Free Poker Freerolls are free tournaments, without risk, but with attractive cash prizes. Free poker - this means: You have nothing to lose but much to gain. These tournaments are perfect for getting into the game of poker before you start with real use at the tables. Viteo blog
You are still new to the game or want to perfect your strategy? Then you are right with bwin! Learn to play poker free online poker school. Here are dangerous poker sharks also of small fish in a short time. So watch out! Learn to play poker for free at bwin. Our poker tutorial will teach you rules, principles, and practical tips and tricks - as optimal start for good games.

At October 12, 2015 at 12:58 AM, Blogger mmjiaxin said...

michael kors canada, http://www.michaelkorsoutletcanada.in.net/
michael kors wallet sale, http://www.michaelkorswallet.net/
kobe 9 elite, http://www.kobe9elite.us.com/
tommy hilfiger, http://www.tommyhilfigers.net/
new orleans saints jerseys, http://www.neworleanssaintsjerseys.us/
chiefs jersey, http://www.kansascitychiefs.us/
oakley sunglasses wholesale, http://www.oakley.in.net/
oklahoma city thunder jerseys, http://www.thunderjerseystore.com/
fred perry polo shirts, http://www.fredperrypoloshirts.com/
karen millen uk, http://www.karenmillendressesoutlets.co.uk/
moncler jackets, http://www.moncler.us.com/
canada goose outlet, http://www.canadagooseoutlet.com.co/
coach outlet online, http://www.coachoutletcanada.com.co/
canada goose outelt, http://www.parajumpers.in.net/
los angeles lakers jerseys, http://www.lakersjerseys.us/
parajumpers outlet, http://www.woolrichoutletstore.us.com/
lululemon pants, http://www.lululemonoutletstore.in.net/
louis vuitton outlet online, http://www.louisvuittonus.us.com/
jordan 13, http://www.airjordan13s.com/
dallas cowboys jersey, http://www.dallascowboysjersey.us/

At December 22, 2016 at 2:27 PM, Blogger soma taha said...

This site truly has all the information and facts I needed concerning this subject and didn’t know who to ask

At February 21, 2017 at 8:11 PM, Blogger roba. gad2 said...


At February 6, 2018 at 11:57 AM, Blogger rehabgad1 said...

Good write-up. I definitely love this site. Keep it up



Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home