Jeremy Lin signed a $36 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets in the 2016 offseason and the Asian-American guard is working hard this summer in trying to prove that his new franchise did not make a mistake in giving him a huge contract.
Lin, who runs his official blog, jlin7.com, shared his thoughts about the summer saying that he’s working mostly on improving his jump shot.
“So this summer, my number 1 priority by far is my jump shot. Working on all types of jump shots: catch-and-shoot 3’s, off-the-dribble 3’s, mid-range jumpers, iso jumper,” Lin posted in his blog.
“I’ve always had a knack for attacking the rim, finishing or getting to the free throw line, but if I am able to really consistently hit shots from the outside, it would take my game to a whole new level.”
Lin has had an inconsistent jumper throughout his NBA career but shoots at a respectable 43.2% from the field playing for various NBA squads. The Asian-American guard, who signed for three years in Brooklyn this summer, also shoots 34.6% for his career.
Last year with the Charlotte Hornets, his jump-shooting percentage dropped to 41.2% overall and 33.6% from the three-point area. This was down from his previous two years with the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers.
In his blog entry, Lin promised some changes in his jump-shooting form.
“I’ve changed my form, brought my release lower and made the motion smoother in hopes of making it more consistent, creating a quicker release and using less energy so on nights when I’m tired I can still shoot it well,” Lin added.
“I’ve also been working on my floaters and change of pace game because as I get older, I will rely less and less on my athleticism.”
The Brooklyn Nets are expected to be one of the worst teams in the league next season. But with the presence of Jeremy Lin and Brook Lopez, the main players for the team, the Nets could improve and challenge for a playoff spot.
Will Jeremy Lin improve his game and help the Brooklyn Nets in the 2016-2017 season?
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