So what does it mean for Marcus? The player I always thought he could be, at his maximum upside, is Chauncey
Billups. "Our priority remains the same," Ainge said, apparently without any BS a week or so ago. "Our priority is still Marcus in free agency, and that’s where we are." Now Chauncey was not a great three-point shooter (by any means;), when he was with the Celtics for that ill-fated season.
Chauncey made himself the best clutch 3-point shooter in the NBA after his rookie contract. I still think Marcus can do that. He is
(about) the same age as Chauncey was when he signed after his rookie contract. But Marcus, Dude! You gotta dedicate your life to your 3-point shot. You already got the clutch. You already got the D. You already got the scrap. You already got the intangibles. Now you just need to up the percentage.
Smart does not have to be as offensively dominate as Chauncey was to be as good as he was, because he is so great defensively. "The comments from Brad Stevens really helped," Marcus's youth camp director Boren said, about how Stevens called Marcus his best defensive player. "Coach Stevens holds a special place with Marcus. This was his first big contract year, and at the end of the day Marcus is very pleased."
He has the ability to greatly improve his 3-point shooting, if he wants to be as good.
The thing Smart needs to be doing now, more than anything else in the world is shoot Threes. "I’m just gonna be working on all aspects of my game," Smart said. "The uniqueness about me is I don’t do one thing perfectly or great. I do a little bit of everything. That’s what makes me so unique. I’m just trying to master a little bit of everything. If I could just get better a little bit each year? Then I did my job." No, when you can shoot clutch Threes like Chauncey is when you've done your job.
The easiest thing to do is improve the Jumper.
Your jumper should improve like wine, with age. It is all just work and repetition. Chauncey shot 33% from Three in Boston, and a pathetic 39% from the floor. But he got his career average for Threes up to 38.7%. He went on to shot over 40% from Three in 5 seasons, with a high of 43.3% in the 2005-2006 season. That is what Marcus needs to do. He can run the offense if needs be. Though like Chauncey was, he is more of a Combo-Guard than a pure Point coming into the League.
But like Chauncey, Smart has that clutch in him. He can hit the Three late in the 4th. Which is what made Chauncey a
Champion, and not just a terrific PG. That is what Smart has to do, if he is
smart (sorry;). Shoot the Three 100 hundred times every day. Then go in the gym at night and shoot a hundred Threes. Then turn off the lights, and do it again. Then go outside in the night, and do it again. Shooting Threes in the dark helps concentrate the eyes.
No one is really a natural shooter. So-called natural shooters always talk about how they shot more threes at night than anyone could believe. Steph Always talks about how he used to go
to the gym after hours, and just shoot all night long. He made himself a shooter, after dark. Jordan was not a great
shooter, he has a great scorer. He made himself a great 3-point shooter, by shooting over and over, and talks about shooting outside all the time.
That is what it will take for Marcus to be a great NBA player, and not just a guy who does all the little things to help his team win. Can your hear me now Marcus. This contract is not the end. It is the beginning of greatness, if you want it to be. If you wanna be a great shooter, you gotta shoot while
other guys are playing video games, watching their shows, and sleeping.
To be a champion you gotta practice like a Champion. "We demonstrated the talent and ability we had to do that last year with a few missing pieces," Smart said. "With those missing pieces back in action, I think it really makes it hard for teams. I think we have a real shot." They have a shot at being Champions next season.
A Citizen! Not a Subject!
is as Fascist does. Beware American. President Fredo is pulling the
cowardly republican Senate closer and closer to the cliff.
I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to
petition the government for a redress of grievances:
1st Amendment to the Constitution is the greatest paragraph ever written
by mankind. It is the truest diagram of how to ensure a free Country of
citizens survives. But is is also a list of what to attack when you want
to be a fascist dictator. President Jerkballs is attacking every article
in the 1st Amendment. Beware subjects, or you will be subjugated:
we look back at all the insane decisions, it all makes sense now. Every
destabilizing, anti-American, and down right mean and harmful decision he
has made. It seemed every time there was a clear and easy decision that
would help real Americans, he would do the opposite. OVER AND OVER AGAIN:
REPUBLIC IS DYING BY THE STRAGGLING TREASON OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY: THE
NRA, THE EVIL AND FALSE RELIGIOUS RIGHT, AND FOX FAKE NEWS.
IS TREASON, NOT A SLIP OF THE TONGUE. HOW F-ING STUPID DO YOU HAVE TO BE
TO PRETEND TO BELIEVE THAT HE MISSPOKE, WHILE WAS SUPPORTING WHAT HE SAID
(NOT DIDN'T SAY) WITH THE ENTIRE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS?