Deep 3-pointers have now become known as Steph Curry shots, but it seems Anthony Edwards isn’t going to be shooting too many of those.
The advent of 3-pointer heavy offenses has transformed NBA basketball forever. We’re seeing teams playing 5-out offenses across the league. Small ball and spot-up 3-point shots have become the new normal for the league.
Deep 3-pointers have always been looked upon as some of the worst shots in basketball. Theoretically, it’s really hard to consistently make shots from 4-5 feet behind the arc or beyond. But the likes of Steph, Dame and Trae Young have now made it a lot more mainstream.
Anthony Edwards dodges ‘Steph Curry range’ as Jaylen Brown swishes 3s in offseason practice video
Other players are also adding range to their offensive repertoire – Jaylen Brown is one of the best examples. The UC Berkeley one-and-done prospect had entered the league shooting only 29% from 3-point range in college.
Cut to 2021, and you’ll see that Brown has now logged 40+% from 3-point range in 3 of the last 4 seasons. Celtics fans have been able to track his constantly improving ability to consistently make shots from mid-range and from deep.
It seems that #1 pick Anthony Edwards isn’t quite there in terms of deep 3-pointers from Steph Curry range yet. Or at least, that’s what he exclaims in the clip below.
Anthony Edwards tells Jaylen Brown “c’mon bro I ain’t shooting from Steph Curry range”
As Jaylen just causally keep knocking them down lmaooo pic.twitter.com/KSFVueBYGi
— Mike Leadership (@MikeAdxx) August 25, 2021
However, Timberwolves fans need not worry one bit. Edwards showcased a highly encouraging learning curve and development trajectory in an ultimately great rookie year. The Ant-Man finished the season shooting over 40% from 3 in the month of May.
Edwards will definitely improve his shooting if he continues to be around and train with motivated workers like Jaylen. Now Steph Curry range is a different beast altogether, but the 20-year-old will still be hoping to add a bail-out jumper to use at the end of the shot clock.