Detroit Pistons: 3 Goals for Blake Griffin for the Upcoming 2018-19 Season

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Goal 2. Improve as a Perimeter Shooter

For the last few years, Griffin has hovered around the 35% mark as a three-point shooter. It’s a vast improvement over the beginning of his career, where he shot 12% and 19% in two consecutive seasons. But as the NBA continues to value the three-point shot more and more, becoming a consistent knockdown shooter should become more of a priority for him.

The modern NBA is all about stretching defenses and stretching the floor. What better way for Griffin to stay viable as an offensive threat than to embrace the long distance shot?

The Pistons have one of the league’s best shooters in Reggie Bullock, who was second in the entire NBA in three-point percentage last season. Unfortunately, only one of the other players who ranked in the top 5 on the team in three-point percentage is still on the roster, and that’s Luke Kennard.

Anthony Tolliver, Tobias Harris, and Avery Bradley have all left the team, meaning that Blake Griffin is statistically the second best three-point shooter on the roster. Griffin attempted 5.4 threes per game last season and shot a respectable 34.8% from long range. Because of Detroit’s lack of true knockdown shooters on the team, it stands to reason that he will take – and make – more threes this season.

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