Sefolosha averaged 7.4 points on 51.3 percent shooting in November. In five December games, Sefolosha's scoring average has dipped to six points per game, but his 6.4 attempts are his most in any month since November 2009 and illustrate how much more aggressive he's been.
â€œHe has to pick his spots,â€ Brooks said. â€œIt's not one of the things where we're going into the game saying we need to give him the ball and have him attack. But he has to attack the closeouts. He can't just settle for 3-pointers and long 2s.
â€œWhen he runs the floor and gets some layup opportunities, or when he's in our half-court and he cuts hard and gets some shots around the basket, it helps. It helps him and it helps our team and it helps him make outside shots.â€
Sefolosha said he isn't more comfortable inside the arc than he is around it. But some recent film study, Sefolosha said, showed open lanes that present an opportunity to attack.
â€œI'm just trying to take advantage of that,â€ Sefolosha said.
As for Sefolosha's 3-point stroke, Brooks said he believes it will come around.
â€œHe has a lot of years (left) in this league,â€ Brooks said. â€œThe guys that improve their shooting throughout their careers are the guys that put in work early.â€
Sefolosha is on the same page.
â€œI feel like with the right amount of work it's going to come around,â€ he said.