So what's with that Brook Lopez video of two days ago, the one showing him casually taking --and making-- three pointers from three and four feet beyond the arc at the Nets training facility.
NBD, just Brook nailing threes today at the #Nets practice facility. pic.twitter.com/ek9YL6Ii9W— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) June 15, 2015
Is it part of next year's game plan ... assuming Lopez is back? Or just some fun?
Mike Mazzeo thinks it may be part of a game plan. He thinks Lopez as a three point threat has promise. First, he notes the three pointers were part of a workout, directed by big man coach Joe Wolf, that had Lopez work on lefty push shots, then mid-range jumpers before moving beyond the arc.
Mazzeo notes that three point shooting, even for bigs, is at a premium now, pointing to Chris Bosh who went from a mediocre, at best, three point shooter at power forward to a legitimate threat as a deep-shooting center.
Still, he notes, Lopez has a long way to go. He's 1-of-17 from three in game situations. And, of course, the Nets would like to see him improve his post game. Still, when the Nets needed him late last season, his repertoire --even without a three-point shot-- was hard to beat. In one 13-game stretch during the playoff run, he averaged 26.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks while shooting 59.2 percent from the field and 84.7 percent from the free throw line.
- Will Brook Lopez improve floor-stretching game? - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
Brook Lopez works out at Nets facility with free agency looming - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game