Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is said to be focusing on improving his three-point shot during the latest NBA offseason.
LeBron James of the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers is looking to take his game to a whole new level. Reportedly, this offseason the “King” will be working to improve his ability to shoot from downtown and is even getting help from a former teammate who has hit a three-pointer or two during his career.
A recent report via NBC Sports notes that former teammate Damon Jones, now an assistant with the Cavs, will be helping James work on this area of his game. Jones knocked down the three at a rate of 39 percent over the course of his career, and probably got a few open looks thanks to James. Now he’ll try to impart some knowledge to help James become even more dangerous.
James has been a 34 percent shooter over the course of his career and shot just 30.9 percent from three-point land last season. At his best, he’s been a 40.6 percent shooter back in his 2012-13 season with Miami.
As a team, Cleveland ranked seventh in the league during the season with a three-point shot percentage of 36.2 percent. Compare that to Golden State which led the league with a percentage of 41.6 percent and it seems that other teams in the league will want to keep pace.
With the Warriors having added Kevin Durant to their lineup and being a team pretty well known for hitting long range bombs, it makes sense that this is a part of his game that King James wants to get a handle on. Stay tuned this coming season to see whether his offseason work and the mentoring of Damon Jones translates to more threes for the champs.
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