TWO BITS: Parsons’ dunk, Lee’s game-winner

By Adam Silverstein
February 28, 2010

1 » In case you missed the game or just wish to see it again, check out Florida Gators junior forward Chandler Parsons with a ridiculous one-handed alley-oop dunk against the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. Parsons’ play was so impressive that it was named by ESPN as one of the top plays of the month!

2 » Here is a video OGGOA forgot to post from Friday featuring New York Knicks forward/center David Lee driving for a game-winner against the Washington Wizards.

12 Comments

  1. Daniel M. says:

    Adam, Heres the link to the video of Parson’s filthy one handed slam down.

  2. Drew 4 Orange & Blue says:

    When it happened I was like…top ten on SC for sure…then I was like that might be #1 on top ten…good to see not only it got #1 but also led the clips in SC

  3. Wingtee says:

    As athletic of a player as we have had. Big NBAFuture

  4. Drew 4 Orange & Blue says:

    I’d probably rank D Lee and Corey Brewer a tad more athletic but neither could shoot or handle the ball like Parsons

  5. Brewer and Parsons are comparable as shooters. I took a look at the numbers. Very close.

  6. Drew 4 Orange & Blue says:

    I would argue Brewer’s stats are a bit misleading by the fact he was never the first, second, or even third option when he played at UF…most of his 3’s where not off the dribble and would have been wide open kick outs from a much strong interior game…he also was probably the best defender we have ever had and got many break away layups and dunks off steals….plus I think Parsons stats will only climb as he has a great shot but had a confidence meltdown last year that he has now clearly overcome

  7. I don’t see how which “option” he is determines how well he shoots the ball. Brewer was not the fourth option by any means. At the worst, I would call him the third. Humphrey may have shot more threes, but Brewer was the team’s best perimeter player and best overall shooter (he made mid-range jumpers, too). Humphrey spotted up, Green took his off the dribble and Brewer did a combination of both. If you want to talk about shooters benefiting from the strong interior game, look at Humphrey and Green. Brewer may have spotted up, but he would also fake the three, take a dribble inside the arc and pop a jumper. Most of Parsons’ baskets are from downtown or driving to the basket – which is why his FG% is so high (layups, dunks, runners). On strictly shooting, I give the edge to Brewer.

  8. Drew 4 Orange & Blue says:

    Humphrey was not a top option and I consider him the best shooter on those championship teams…so I guess I am arguing against myself…I think Humphrey was the best shooter and that he could shoot anywhere on the floor and hit if left open…teams did everything in the world to not leave him open…Brewer on the other hand was left open more than anyone and often it was his man who would double down low and to Corey’s credit he really improved his overall shooting each year he was at Florida…Parsons is quickly becoming our #1 option on a team that has many flaws which means he is going to get better defenders and is not going to be left open very often…that is the aspect that I was trying to say can cause someones FG % to be driven up or down based on the attention you are getting from opposing defenses

  9. As you said, you ARE arguing against yourself. I would argue that on many occasions Brewer was the No. 2 option on that team, considering it is difficult to have your top two options both in the post. As far as Humphrey, he was the best long-range shooter when open. Brewer could shoot from three and also made mid-range jumpers. And he could do both while his shots were contested.

    In 2006 and 2007, Humphrey’s three-pointers amounted for 83% and 81% of his total shot attempts. For Brewer, that number was 33% both years.

    You can’t say Humphrey could shoot from anywhere on the floor because he rarely did – unlike Brewer who actually achieved that. Your argument that Brewer was left open “more than anyone” because of doubling down low is simply incorrect: Humphrey and Green were open more than anyone else on that team. They were spot-up shooters. Brewer, Horford and Jo were always covered and defended well. They created shots (Horford and Jo mostly in the post, Brewer mostly mid-range jumpers and drives to the hoop).

    Parsons is the No. 1 option on a team lacking shooting options. That doesn’t make him a better shooter than Brewer. I respect your opinion Drew, and you could very well be right in theory that Parsons is a “better” shooter than Brewer (which is negligible at best). But your evaluation of Brewer, how he was defended, how he shot, etc. is dead-wrong in my opinion.

  10. Drew 4 Orange & Blue says:

    Adam….Corey only took a little over 8 shots per game over his career at UF….and only 5.6 per game inside the 3 point line…if you estimated he had 1.5 breakaway dunks per game his career FG % inside the 3 point line would dip to under 37%…that’s a lot of if and buts but I think with so few shots per game and with the crazy amount of breakaways he had it really can skew FG %….but we can certainly agree to disagree

  11. As you said yourself, “that’s a lot of ifs and buts” you are using to try and make your point. Drew, I refer back to my last comment and I am dropping the subject – I have too much to do.

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