NBA: Dwight Howard looks to add 3-pointer to repertoire next season

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken With three-point shooting becoming a priority for most NBA teams’ offensive schemes, Howard bared his intentions to expand his shooting range by working with a trainer this off-season.“I’ve been working on my threes, really trying to add some range to my game,” the Atlanta Hawks center told ESPN. “Which is going to be weird for people to see, I guess. They are used to seeing me in the paint battling.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe task, meanwhile, will be easier said done than for Howard, who has been regarded as a  notoriously poor free-throw shooter throughout his 13-year NBA career.He made five of his 56 attempted three pointers in his career, most of which came from end-of-quarter heaves. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Salado posts triple-double as Racal sets D-League scoring record Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Howard knows he’s going to have his work cut out to improve his range, but understands the need to evolve his game to keep up with today’s fast-paced games.“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,” he said.“It’s more stepping away from the basket, setting screens, popping, shooting threes and stuff like that. People haven’t seen me do that,” he added.Howard thinks that “it’s going to be an adjustment for me, but also the fans. I think it’s going to be fun.”Howard looks to follow the footsteps of his fellow centers Al Horford, Brook Lopez, DeMarcus Cousins and Marc Gasol, who all shot considerably more from beyond the arc this season.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dwight Howard #8 (left) of the Atlanta Hawks.  Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPAt one point in his career, Dwight Howard was deemed as the most dominant center in the league.However, multiple significant injuries slowed down the 31-year-old big man, as evidenced by his declining production in recent seasons.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View comments World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’?last_img

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