In my opinion the best below the rim finsher in the NBA is:
Tyreke Evans ( The young man finishes everything around the rim and in spectacular fashion )
Tyreke amazes me sometime because he looks like and play so much like one of my favorite old school legends Michael "SUGAR" Ray Richardson
And to keep it real, I think the kings need to let tyreke go back to playing the point guard position. Which I think is his best position, because he obviously needs the ball in his hands alot, where the offense can run through him, where he can dictate the pace of the game, and utilize his great creativity and playmaking instincs to break down the defense, wreak havoc in the lane through dribble penatration, and consistently put himself in position to create easy offensive opportunities for himself and his teammates. Similar to what Rajon Rondo does now, and similar to what Rod Stickland, and Jason Kidd used to do.Who all three are also average shooters from the perimeter like tyreke. But because you can't stop them from getting to where they want to go on the basketball court. Their still able to be high level offensive creators for themselves and teammates.
What you see with the kings handling of Tyreke is just bad coaching on their part. Which is why the kings suck. One of the first rules of good coaching is to utilize your players in ways that allow them to contribute at a high level, and that helps the team play at a high level. I see tyreke as a baby penny hardaway who needs to just improve his shooting consistency. That's my vision for tyreke. In his rookie year he averaged 20 points, 5 assist, and 5 rebounds. And looked like a future superstar. With no one being able to defend him because of his dynamic ball handling ability and great scoring instincs. Now as a coaching staff your goal should be to help him grow from his great rookie year into a better player, instead he's gotten worser. If I was coaching tyreke, I would challenge him to become more efficient in his decision making, and allow him to continue to play the point guard position with the goal of helping him become more dynamic as creator of offense for himself and teammates. By challenging him to stay in attack mode with goal of consistently looking to create great offensive opportunities for himself and his teammates. Similar to how penny hardaway played. Who would consistently average 21 points and 8 assist, while using great decision making habits while playing the point guard position for the orlando magic.
Also coach Calipari realised the same thing for tyreke when he played at memphis and moved tyreke to the point guard position. With the common sence understanding that tyreke would have more success playing the point guard position because of the unique skill set that tyreke posesses. Trust me tyreke will have way more success playing the point guard position. And I would love to see a future great backcourt of OJ Mayo And Tyreke Evans In Dallas.
Rajon Rondo is the best below the rim finisher in the NBA for a PG.
i dont think so...he doesnt finish with contact or with a lot of traffic...d.rose is prob the best in that category...the layups he makes are incredible
also i agree with tyreke as well...he was named as the layup king in his rookie season. someone i think is under the radar because of his ability to dunk is dwade he used to make nice "below the rim" shots too...but i guess not as much now...
D ROSE WAS THE BEST NEVER SEEN HIM MISS OPEN LAYUPS ONLY HOPE HE STILL GOT IT IN HIM
i really think he will be back...watching AP come back has brought my hopes up. the technology they have these days is incredible and with the work ethic plus heart that d.rose has im sure he will be back
I just don't think of Drose and "below the rim" in the same sentence.
There's this guy who plays for San Antonio...Wears the number 9...Averages under 50% FG for his career. he's a pretty good finisher.
That guy is amazing. He has a wide array of finishing moves around the basket. He is definately one of the most underappreciated players in the NBA. He is not a super athlete but he makes up for that with his ability
Kyrie Irving in the half court with either hand.
Tony Parker is the first name that I thought about once I read the thread title,I think he is the best Below The Rim Finsher In The NBA tbh
I agree with Parker and I'd like to ad Dragic, due to a similar style. As point guards, they'll often stop their drive to halt their defender do a juke and complete below the rim post moves in the paint as well as many forms of tear drops.
Parker is a master, and Dragic is very good as well.
Irving has to be in the discussion. He is taking a huge number of shots this seasona and converting quite nicely at the rim.
Evans is weird. Maybe somehow the league figured out how to guard him. Because he isn't scoring or drawing fouls like he did as a rookie. And it is weird to get more calls as a rookie than you do in any of your next three years.
He just needs to learn to shoot, he has the athletic ability of Paul Pierce, without the shot and smarts to draw fouls. Pierce annoys a lot of fans, but he makes the most of what he can do from an athletic standpoint. Tyreke does not.
The only time he misses a layup is when he gets fouled...More often
I'm also taking Rose, no matter how good it is to see him finish above the rim.
Interesting stat on the supposed best below the rim finisher in the league. Tyreke has only finished at the rim above the league average for a wing player once in his career.
best finisher below the rim is Kyrie Irving