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Projecting Shooting Growth w/ Maxwell Baumbach - Ep. 64

Projecting Shooting Growth w/ Maxwell Baumbach - Ep. 64

Do we overestimate how hard it is to become a good shooter in the NBA? What indicators do we look for in evaluating shooting improvement? All that and some prospect talk

Good friend of the pod Maxwell Baumbach (@BaumBoards) is back for a DYNAMITE answer on shooting projection. We dive into the intricacies of poor shooter pre-draft: what indicators go into making them a solid shooter, what parts of the mechanics are projectable, what touch means, and more.

By the end, we discuss several 2023 prospects who are seen as poor shooters, such as Amen Thompson, Anthony Black, and Leonard Miller. It’s a fascinating conversation on a really important topic, inspired by a question I received on-air with Sam Vecenie: Does the draft community overestimate the ability to teach players shooting skills, especially from square one?

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