Bucks’ Kyle Korver helping Giannis Antetokounmpo improve his shot
New Milwaukee Buck Kyle Korver is already proving useful to his new team by helping MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo work on his jumper. Here’s a clip of the two teammates running through some shooting drills together:
Last season, Korver averaged 8.6 points a game, splitting the season between the Utah Jazz and the Clevland Cavaliers. He shot 38.4 percent from downtown, a little below his career average of 42.9.
Korver was recently signed by the Bucks to a one year, $2.5 million contract. He is already considered one of the best shooters of all time and gets a chance to advance on the all-time most three-pointers made list. The veteran sniper currently sits at fourth on the list, 131 behind Stephen Curry and 209 behind Reggie Miller.
On the other hand, the one weakness in Antetokounmpo’s game has been his jump shot. The Greek Freak managed to win the MVP in a league dominated by the three-point shot while only shooting only 25.6 percent from three. Opponents frequently leave him open beyond 26 feet, daring him to shoot. If Antetokounmpo can develop even an average stroke from deep, he will become the most deadly player in the league.
Besides knocking down triples, Korver can help the Bucks by training Antetokounmpo and ensuring he gets his shots up. Having the legendary shooter on the roster could greatly improve Giannis’ stroke and hopefully his shooting percentage.