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Can He Bounce Back? column archives.


October 20, 2011

Premium Article Can He Bounce Back?: Andrew Bogut

by Sebastian Pruiti

Andrew Bogut was less effective in his return from a gruesome elbow injury that ended his 2009-10 campaign. However, a look at the numbers and the tape suggests Bogut's real issue was shooting more from midrange off the pick-and-roll.

September 22, 2011

Premium Article Can He Bounce Back?: Antawn Jamison

by Sebastian Pruiti

Antawn Jamison had a poor first full season with the Cleveland Cavaliers in part because the coaching staff spent too much time with Jamison serving as a roll man rather than posting up.

September 15, 2011

Premium Article Can He Bounce Back?: Nicolas Batum

by Sebastian Pruiti

An increased role in the Portland offense meant more shooting off screens for Nicolas Batum, who needs to improve his form when catching and shooting on the move.

August 31, 2011

Premium Article Can He Bounce Back?: Channing Frye

by Sebastian Pruiti

While Channing Frye remained a dangerous three-point shooter last season, his percentage was down from his breakout 2009-10 campaign. The Suns hurt Frye by having him take more shots on the move.

August 24, 2011

Premium Article Can He Bounce Back?: Danny Granger

by Sebastian Pruiti

Even as the Pacers returned to the playoffs, Danny Granger saw his production drop off last season. Improving his performance on spot-up jumpers could make Granger and Indiana more dangerous.

August 16, 2011

Premium Article Can He Bounce Back?: Jason Richardson

by Sebastian Pruiti

After being dealt to Orlando, Jason Richardson found open jumpers more difficult to come by and the paint congested when he tried to drive. Can Richardson find a better fit for his skills?

August 10, 2011

Premium Article Can He Bounce Back?: Joe Johnson

by Sebastian Pruiti

Joe Johnson's performance suffered last year because he was unable to knock down the open shots the Hawks were generating with their new, motion-heavy offense. Will that change next season?

July 26, 2011

Can He Bounce Back?: Tyreke Evans

by Sebastian Pruiti

After winning Rookie of the Year, Tyreke Evans was hit by the sophomore slump. Painful plantar fasciitis contributed to a disappointing second season. What lies ahead for Evans?

July 19, 2011

Premium Article Can He Bounce Back?: Robin Lopez

by Sebastian Pruiti

Lopez showed enough in 2009-10 to give the Suns hope he could be their long-term man in the middle, but did a sub par season and the arrival of Marcin Gortat put the kibosh on those plans?

July 13, 2011

Premium Article Can He Bounce Back?: Carlos Boozer

by Sebastian Pruiti

Even as the Bulls posted the league's best regular-season record, marquee newcomer Carlos Boozer was a disappointment because of injuries and an invisible postseason. Poor finishing on the pick-and-roll and an altered shot from midrange were the culprits.

July 5, 2011

Can He Bounce Back?: Brook Lopez

by Sebastian Pruiti

Sebastian kicks off his offseason series on last year's underachievers by looking at whether Nets center Brook Lopez can recover from his disappointing campaign.

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