In his nine-year career, Nick Collison has only taken 21 3-point shots, with a majority of those coming on desperation heaves when the shot or game clock was running down.
But this season, Collison plans to add the 3-point shot to his regular repertoire.
“In certain situations, if I'm spotted up, I looked at the tape a lot last year and my heels would be right at the line,” Collison said of his baseline jumpers. “So I don't think (the shot) is that much different in the corner.”
In some ways, it'll be similar to the recent offensive expansion of Serge Ibaka, who began stretching his shooting range the past couple seasons.
“But if I have to move much, I don't think that would be a good shot for me,” Collison said. “If I'm standing still, I'll look at taking some.”
WESTBROOK CONTINUES TO PARTICIPATE IN PARTS OF PRACTICE
After Saturday's practice, Westbrook was working with coaches, moving fluidly around the perimeter and getting up jumpers.
It was Westbrook's second consecutive day participating in parts of the Thunder's team drills and his third practice of the preseason.
Although still not cleared for full-contact drills, OKC's injured All-Star point guard seems to be progressing well. But the Thunder continues to take a cautious stance.
“Russell looked good today,” coach Scott Brooks said. “Every day is a day for progress. We'll just go day by day.”
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