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Greg Monroe is as confident as Ben Gordon is unconfident

When I wrote about Greg Monroe taking a technical, I figured Lawrence Frank had at least OKed the move. Apparently not. Keith Langlois of Pistons.com:

When Golden State was tagged with a defensive three seconds call late in Sunday’s first half, Ben Gordon, who’d missed the technical foul free throw that results from such a call earlier, didn’t make an immediate move toward the free-throw line. Neither did anyone else.

So Greg Monroe, who as a rookie last season clanked almost four out of 10 foul shots, walked right up and knocked down another free throw.

“Nobody was looking like they wanted to take it,” he smiled later. “I’m not going to pass it up.”

As a reminder, the other players on the court (with their career free-throw percentage):

Gordon is clearly the best free-throw shooter of that group. It’s cool to see Monroe show so much confidence, but it’s telling that Gordon didn’t jump to the line before Monroe had the chance.

6 Comments

  • Jan 17, 20122:25 pm
    by Patrick Hayes

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    I remember when Chauncey Billups and Rip Hamilton used to race/elbow/fight each other to the line to shoot techs. Guards are usually all over those free points.

  • Jan 17, 20122:30 pm
    by Marvin Jones

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    I don’t know if anyone noticed but Gordon had missed his last 4 technical free throws, I personally was screaming at the TV for Gordon not to shoot and was glad when he walked toward the bench when the technical was called.

  • Jan 17, 20122:44 pm
    by Daye and Knight

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    Instead of walking towards the bench he should have just kept walking to the locker room, along with everyone else who didn’t step up for the free throw…they should all be ashamed lol

  • Jan 17, 20123:34 pm
    by Travis

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    Monroe is shooting very well from the charity stripe this year, I’m impressed. I dont think it’s a stretch to say he is having the best season out of his draft this year

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