Dwight Howard Says He’s Adding a 3-Point Shot To His Game, Not Post Moves
Dwight Howard does not want his career to end like a dinosaurs’, with no improvement to his game, so he plans on adding to his repertoire. No, not post moves, but a 3-point shot.
“The Hawks center appeared on ESPN’s “The Jump” on Tuesday and said he has been working this offseason with his shooting coach in Atlanta to expand his game.
“I’ve been working on my 3’s, really trying to add some range to my game,” Howard said. “Which is going to be weird for people to see, I guess. They are used to seeing me in the paint battling. But in order for me to play longer, I have to expand my game. The game is not just back to the basket, get the ball in the post and go to work. It’s more stepping away from the basket, setting screens, popping, shooting 3’s and stuff like that. People haven’t seen me do that. It’s going to be an adjustment for me, but also the fans. I think it’s going to be fun.”
The 6-foot-11 Atlanta Hawks center plans to follow in the footsteps of other big men in the league, such as DeMarcus Cousins, Al Horford, Brook Lopez and Marc Gasol, who have extended their range to the 3-point line.
Dwight is 5-56 from 3 in his career.