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In the Mavs' title run last year, center Tyson Chandler produced immensely on defense, and he also showed some consistency from the charity stripe.
In last year's playoffs, Chandler shot 68 percent from the free throw line, and this season with the New York Knicks, Chandler shot 69 percent.
Now, hear me. Those numbers are not overly impressive, but they are much better than the 53 percent Jordan shot during this season. Jordan's meager percentage must ascend during the playoffs, when games are often decided by a few points.
If Jordan continues to struggle from the free throw line, he could cost them ballgames. Furthermore, coach Vinny Del Negro may be forced to remove him late in games because of this.
But if Jordan can splash home closer to 70 percent of his heaves from the charity stripe, the Clips could find some of those close games going their way.