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08:05 AM ET 10.22 | Tyreke Evans is still passing on open looks from 3-point land, and it's wearing on his coach. Evans spent the offseason working on his perimeter game, but he is still hesitant at times to shoot jumpers in preseason games. "In practice, I blow a whistle when he doesn't take the shot," Smart said. "I can't do it out here, but he has to take it." ... Evans has attempted seven three-pointers during the preseason, making two. The one thing Smart doesn't want Evans to be is reluctant to shoot jump shots. "There's no question that he has to take that shot because he's trying to make that basket," Smart said. Smart has joked he could play Evans at center if he refuses to shoot from the perimeter. And teams will continue to dare Evans to shoot.

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October 22, 2012  09:32 AM ET

....."man's got to know his limitations."

October 22, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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....."man's got to know his limitations."

A stint with coach D'Antoni will fix that. Bring him in as shooting coach...

October 22, 2012  10:11 AM ET

Take One (Or More) For The Team, Bro.

October 22, 2012  10:50 AM ET

Isnt it a good thing for a player to know his limitations? Why would you want a guy who doesnt shoot 3s well to take more? *scratches head*

Isnt that why they have the Jimmer? LOL

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October 22, 2012  02:31 PM ET
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Isnt it a good thing for a player to know his limitations?

Why would you want a guy who doesnt shoot 3s well to take more?

Once upon a time, Westbrooks and D.Rose couldn't shoot the 'three' either. But they worked at it and showed some success with it.

Smart is expecting Evans to actually step up (he supposed to be the team leader.....right?) and take advantage of his new-found shooting skills.....if in fact, he now has those skills.

But......neither Evans or his coach will ever know he has the ability to hit the 'three'.....if he doesn't shoot the friggin' 'three'!!!

 
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