- Apr 30, 2013
My guess is that that's coming. He had to do a lot of work all the way through the summer to get comfortable on his spot-up 3, and then it was the season, where you don't really want to be breaking down your shot.Someone more familiar with the tools than me -- I wonder how much of Tatums 3pt shooting is a difference in catch and shoot vs ball in hand. When he was at a very high percentage earlier in the year a lot of those threes were assisted spot up shots. His three point release on those shots looks a bit slow but then he's money. Without the time to shoot he hesitates. In the playoffs he's been a primary playmaker and hasn't had as many open spot up assisted opportunities and instead has been shooting off the dribble.
I think one of the top things for his off-season list is working on shooting 3s off the dribble and/or with a step back.