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Video question: Terrible shot or crafty assist?

Jan 16, 2012, 11:15 PM EDT

Minnesota’s Luke Ridnour got credited with an assist on this play with Kevin Love, and Love points like it’s an assist…

But was it really? Or was that a terrible, bail out shot that just happened to take the right bounce? You be the judge.

  1. frankvzappa - Jan 16, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Godawful shot. No question.

  2. danj3678 - Jan 16, 2012 at 11:58 PM

    Missed shot, O board, and a putback for Love. I think that it will be adjusted on the final stat sheet.

  3. sweetnlow44 - Jan 17, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Got caught in mid air looking to pass. When Love wasn’t there for the pass, he changed his mind and threw up a shot. Luckily Love was there to clean it up.

  4. pumadon - Jan 17, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    Obviously a pass, look at where he is looking when he gets rid of the ball…I saw this live and never questioned for a second if it was a pass or shot. Ridnour is one of the best in the league at banking shots around the rim, and this looked nothing like his shot, even a bailout shot.

  5. adnan604 - Jan 17, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    you guys are oblivious and obviously have never made a pass off a pick and roll in your life, FIRSTLY he knows both the Sac defenders are following him and he knows that Love is rolling hard to the hoop off the pick….. and look at his head closely as he’s taking his steps, he has Kev in his peripheral vision the whole time but see it snap over as he takes his two steps, he sees Kev is open and sealing so he just throws the ball in that direction…
    if anything it was a bad pass I’m pretty sure he was trying to oop it…

    come on yall, ya think Luke Ridnour would even be in the league if he didn’t play under control at all times

    • Kurt Helin - Jan 17, 2012 at 9:47 AM

      There are a lot of guys in the league who don’t play under control.

      That said, I think this was a pass.

    • rizznazz12 - Jan 17, 2012 at 8:36 PM

      I’m sure you’re a pick and roll wizard, probably john stockton’s kin. You don’t know as much as you think you do about playing hoops at a high level. Ridnour had no choice but to throw that up towards the rim and hope it worked out.

      • rizznazz12 - Jan 17, 2012 at 8:37 PM

        When’s the last time you saw someone throw a pass to a teammate off the backboard??? It just doesn’t happen

  6. dluxxx - Jan 17, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    If you look at it out of context, then yeah I’d say bad shot. However, Luke was killing it last night, and watching the shots he was taking and passes he was making I have to say that was intentional. Rubio has really rubbed off on the Wolves players, and they are all looking for creative ways to get the ball distributed.

  7. klink6224 - Jan 17, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    If it were Nash or Rose or Rondo then sure probably a pass…

    Luke Ridnour? Umm no! Horrible shot

  8. dclogicatlast - Jan 17, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Absolutely a pass.

  9. dirtydavis - Jan 17, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Terrible crafty shot assist

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