Russell Westbrook is working on his 3 point shoot. This will undoubtedly be a crucial point of his success or not at the Lakers.
On paper, the Los Angeles Lakers have a Big Three, that’s indisputable. LeBron James , Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook have all been some of the NBA’s most impactful players for years. But in fact, the mayonnaise still has to take. If the first two have already proven that they can win a title together when health is good, the presence of the MVP 2017 is more intriguing.
Russell Westbrook is one of the players who enjoys handling the ball the most, and his use of misses is also what explains his statistically mind-blowing seasons. What to expect from the Lakers, when LeBron is already in the place and also likes to be the main carrier of the swell?
It is possible that we will see more Westbrook “off the ball” in 2021-2022. We have not yet seen Los Angeles in action, but we already know that the person concerned is working on his outside shot this summer. Can what has been one of his weaknesses since the start of his career (30.5% on average) turn into an asset, or at least a weapon to use when defenders turn to LeBron James and Anthony Davis?
At the present time, we imagine that the opposing teams will gladly leave space to Russell Westbrook at 3 points and will simply seek to deny him access to the circle. With increased efficiency and an optimal choice of shots, the situation would be completely changed. There is no age to be a reliable shooter and that may well be the key to the success of the Westbrook experience in LA His best 3-point percentage to date in the regular season dates back to 2016- 2017, when he was still playing for the Thunder, with 34.5%.
The former player of Oklahoma City, Houston and Washington has in any case been seen in the process of chaining the attempts from downtown in a Californian room in recent days.
Russell Westbrook working on his three point shot � pic.twitter.com/9GkxA6EXGC— Russell Westbrook Stan (@WhyNotBr0die) August 28, 2021