Golden State Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr claimed that Draymond Green is working hard to improve his shooting this offseason.
After missing a clutch layup in the play-in tournament, the big man received a ton of criticism from fans. This led to Green promising he’ll work on his offensive skills this summer, trying to become a more dangerous asset for the ‘Dubs’.
(via NBC Sports Bay Area):
“I rebounded for Draymond pregame the other day for his shooting routine — first time I’ve ever done it,” Kerr said Thursday on 95.7 The Game’s “Damon, Ratto & Kolsky” show. “I’ve been coaching Draymond for seven years. But I was rebounding for his shooting routine [laughter]. That stuff is fun. It’s all new and different. Just a wonderful experience.”
Then, the three-time champion made a statement on Green’s shooting drills claiming that he is improving rapidly:
“I’m not kidding — Draymond is shooting the hell out of the ball,” Kerr said. “Whether it’s in drills … he is playing with a ton of confidence. I think the last couple months were so good for him after what was a tough season last year.”
“I just think for Draymond and Steph [Curry] and for us as a team, those last 20 games — even though we didn’t get in [the playoffs] — were so important for confidence individually and team-wise.”
The expectation is that the three-time NBA champion will look to bounce back in scoring and shooting percentages next season, as the Warriors look to become championship contenders again.