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Kris Dunn wants his shot to be like Klay Thompson’s

Kris Dunn
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Kris Dunn was selected fifth-overall in this year’s draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves to add depth at the point guard spot and be part of the team’s youth movement to compete for years to come.

But even if he only stands 6-foot-4 and mainly plays point guard, he made it clear that he wants to play the two position as well and have a shot like one of the best shooters in the league today, Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors.

With the Timberwolves’ current situation, having four point guards in their lineup, this goal of Dunn may be something the team can look into to help clear the logjam. He has the shooting ability and can serve as a combo guard for Tom Thibodeau‘s squad depending on the matchups. And since they only have Zach LaVine as their true shooting guard, it will certainly help Dunn’s case.

But if he wants to transition from being a point to a shooting guard, it will take a lot of work and hours of watching tapes of the game’s greats in order to be effective. He also needs to watch Thompson closely when their teams face off on November 26, December 11, and March 10.

Dunn is currently averaging 6.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists while shooting 50% from three-point range. The percentage may be high, but it’s only a result that comes after two attempts so far. He will need to shoot more from the outside, be effective with it, and slash to the basket occasionally if wants to be one of the better shooting guards in the league today, just like Klay Thompson.

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