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Passing, Rebounding, Shot Blocking

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Passing, Rebounding, Shot Blocking

These skills are often referred to as natural ability.

Yes all 3 of these require timing and timing you cannot teach (i.e. LeBron James has VERY good timing) But can you work on this skills to be better at them even though your timing is average? One player that comes to mind when I think of bad timing rebounding is Gerald Wallace, the guy just runs and jumps and gets a rebound or a loose ball. Can anybody be a good passer, rebounder, shot blocker, if they really work on it? or is it natural ability?


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The only one i dont think you

The only one i dont think you can really improve on is shot blocking. I currently play center for my high school team and i'm not the best shot blocker but rebounding IMO is all about position. If you can get in good position you can get alot of rebounds. Passing has alot to do with court vision and i think that develops over time (although some guys it seems are born with great vision)

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Rebounding & Shot Blocking is

Rebounding & Shot Blocking is about desire and length....

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Rebounding & Shot Blocking is

Rebounding & Shot Blocking is about desire and length....

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Rebounding and shot-blocking

Rebounding and shot-blocking are about timing and position. Those are things that can be improved if you are undisciplined. Pau Gasol wasn't as good a rebounder as he probably should've been in his time with Memphis, but he improved alot, especially this season, on the glass. It's a timing and position thing for both and they can be improved with work and development.

Passing can be improved (look at Josh Smith for example) if you keep your head up and see what's going on around you. It helps to have height to be a good passer because the vision is beneficial.

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It's a mixture of work ethic

It's a mixture of work ethic and natural athletic ability. You can improve your shot blocking, rebounding and passing abilities to a certain extent. For example, one can become a better passer by improving their ball-handling ability. Better handles equals less looking down at the ball; less looking down at the ball equals more vision of the court, which allows you to make better passes.

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Instincts have alot to do

Instincts have alot to do with it, so does athleticism and will. Everything can be improved though. I JUST learned how to time my blocks better and get at the ball by jumping at it. watch a Lebron blocks video and pay attention to detail, he practiced which way to jump which hand to block with, even with his athleticism.

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I think everything can be

I think everything can be improved on by Training/Tenacity/Timing Look at rodman for rebounding he just wanted the ball more than anyone and was so tough and would hustle his ass of to get every loose ball/rebound. Training you can obviously train to be a better passer just like in football there is elite passers and average passers the elite passers have better timing and train more. shot blocking isnt just about being long and having good leaping ability if you want some of the great shot blockers Russell/dhoward they block shots with both right and left hands. also timing comes into factor im 6'3'' and i blocked peoples shots off the backboard multiple times in games. I got 7 blocks in 2 seperate games. Just by chasing people down on fast breaks and weak side help also by knowing if someone is shooting right handed and i wanna run at them and try to block their shot i should use my left hand because i dont have to twist my body to block it they just shoot it right at my left hand.

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You can learn to be more

You can learn to be more aggresive in boxing out and exploding up for the rebounds but the people who are natural at it will always have the edge. Shot Blocking is a mentality, the good shot blockers go for every possible block while the non great shot blockers go for a block if you go right at them.

Passing is more natural but at the same time can be tought by running throught set plays a lot and coaching about when to throw passes early, when to wait, etc.

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The thing with passing

The thing with passing though, you can only be a good passer if ur somewhat of a threat on offense, look at all the great passers in the league and ull notice there most of the top offensive players because they draw double teams and make the defense commit to them allowing them the space in order to pass the ball. Rebounding is all about postioning and who wants it more and i know for a fact athleticism does help but if u can properly box out someone you negate the other player completly. Blking is an art form i myself never really was a person who blked but alot of it is natural ability but like anything in life if u practice something youll get better at it

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