New York Knicks big man Nerlens Noel sounds like he will be attempting to expand his game for the upcoming season.
At media day, Noel said that the Knicks asked him to work on the corner three in the offseason and make it a shot that he can take in a game.
Noel said that shooting from the perimeter is one of the things he worked on in the offseason.
The 27-year-old has taken a total of 10 three pointers in his seven-year NBA career (425 games), making two of them.
It’s safe to say that Noel won’t become Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson, but the possibility of being more of a threat to shoot from the perimeter will give defenders something to think about.
Last season, Noel averaged 5.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.1 steals and a career-high 2.2 blocks per game in 64 games (41 starts, 24.2 minutes per game).
He ranked third in the league in blocks per game and total blocks.