Video: Joakim Noah badly airballs midrange jump shot
New York Knicks center Joakim Noah is known to be a good low-post scorer and tenacious rebounder, but not a mid-range jumpshooter. He proved just that in the first quarter of his team’s game against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
The 6-foot-11 big man found himself wide-open from about 20-feet from the basket as his defender, Andre Drummond, sagged and baited him to take the jumper. And there’s a good reason why he did just that.
Noah is a career 49 percent shooter from the field, mainly because his shots are usually taken from inside the paint or jumpers much closer than this.
It won’t be surprising at all if this one would end up being part of the next Shaqtin’ A Fool list.