Blake Griffin Spent the Summer Working on His Three-Point Shot

by September 30, 2016
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He doesn’t necessarily want to fall in love with the three-point shot, but Blake Griffin plans to hoist up plenty of attempts from beyond the arc this season.

Griffin’s grueling summer included plenty of reps from three-point land.

The All-Star forward has only taken 87 threes in his last 182 games.

Per the OC Register:

“I want to be someone who shoots from there confidently, for sure,” Griffin said after Thursday’s practice at UC Irvine’s Bren Events Center. “A lot of us power forwards, our strength is inside or our versatility. You look at the best power forwards, Anthony Davis, LaMarcus (Aldridge), Draymond (Green) … they can all shoot but they can all put the ball on the floor and they can all score inside. I don’t necessarily think falling in love with the 3-point shot is a good idea, but shooting it confidently from there is great.”

 

His percentage of field-goal attempts from beyond 16 feet has grown each season, jumping from 22.3 percent in his second season (his first with Chris Paul) to 45.8 percent last year. […] “Blake is Blake. We’re going to tell him to shoot it damn near every time he catches it,” Paul said earlier this week. “It’s one of those things I’m sure we’ll see when the games come how comfortable he is with it. But, we’ve had the confidence in him for awhile.”

 

Griffin said he shot more 3’s than he’s ever shot before during the offseason, nearly mirroring his work from the long mid-range. […] “The further out I can stretch, the more I can help open up the floor,” Griffin said, acknowledging that he’ll have more room to put the ball on the floor and make plays that way if he can hit open 3-point attempts.