Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s simple solution to improve free throw shooting
Giannis Antetokounmpo had another big game for the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, as he led his squad to a narrow 112-109 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. However, the reigning league MVP had a horrible evening from the free-throw line after going for a miserable 1-of-10 from the stripe.
Antetokounmpo addressed his historically awful shooting for the Bucks after the game, saying that he has a simple solution for the issue at hand:
“Just shoot more,” the Bucks star said, via Eric Nehm of The Athletic. “It’s simple. Go back. Shoot more. Focus on your technique. Take it step-by-step and just shoot more. That’s it…The more you shoot, the more you work on it, the better you get. There’s no secret in that.”
As Giannis Antetokounmpo said, the only way to improve one’s stroke from the line is through repetitive practice. The same can be said for practically every facet of the game, actually.
For what it’s worth, Giannis needs a lot of practice. He’s going to have to shoot a lot, lot more if he hopes to work on what has become a huge weakness in his game. Entering Friday’s contest, Anetokounmpo was averaging just 61.8 percent from the charity stripe in 10.0 attempts. Needless to say, Friday’s poor showing for the Bucks is only going to pull that average down.
The Greek Freak has been excellent in every other category though, putting up averages of 26.6 points, 10.o rebounds and 5.2 assists. He’s also draining a career-best 1.5 triples per game, so at this point, Bucks fans have not too much to complain about.