Monday, November 22nd, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  11 responses

Dirk Nowitzki Struggling With Free Throws

Dirk is shooting the lowest free throw percentage since his third year in the L, and can’t quite figure out why. From the Star-Telegram: “Dirk Nowitzki flashed that sheepish grin and said something that cannot be repeated when it was jokingly mentioned to him that Tyson Chandler should be shooting technical-foul free throws from now on. That’s the way it is for the best player in Mavericks history. There have been so few flaws in his game the past several seasons that it’s hard to be serious about nitpicking … ‘Yeah, I don’t know what’s going on with my free throws,’ Nowitzki said. What’s happened is that his percentage has dropped all the way to 83.1 percent, which would be fabulous for about 95 percent of all NBA players. But considering Nowitzki shot 91.5 percent from the line last season, it’s a bit unusual. He recently said that all he’d have to do is make 25 in a row and he’d be back to 90 percent.”

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  • Will Lee

    Not worried. He’s a shooter

  • stokesey

    you know your talking about a great player when the one flaw in his game is his “shocking” 83% free-throw percentage…

  • reflex

    my fantasy team is not feeling Dirk @ 83% FT shooting!

  • http://www.acb.com A l a n

    don’t know how many players would love to have this kind of “struggles”….

  • slamfan4life

    Dirk will snap outta it

  • Cheech

    All mental. He’s a shooter with a sweet stroke. He’ll be alright.

  • max

    imagine shaq reading this

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    All he has to do is sing more hasselhoff

  • http://klatschendom.wordpress.com/ speedy

    In other news Allen Iverson dropped from 50 million to 45 million and is now considered broke.

  • The Philosopher

    What if he is smarting from the con job he received from the woman that turned him out?
    THAT will make you miss some free throws.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    Somewhere Rondo is thinking “ohhhh, shut the f*ck up.”