Draymond Green's push to improve 3-point shot shows in latest workout

Ali Thanawalla
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Draymond knocking down more 3-pointers in latest workout originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Draymond Green has a clear goal this offseason: Improve his 3-point shooting.

The Warriors forward has been working out in Los Angeles for months, and his friend and trainer Travis Walton has been posting short videos of Green on Instagram.

The latest view into the workouts came Friday when Walton posted a video of Green knocking down a series of corner 3-pointers.

This isn't the first time Walton has shown off Green's consistent 3-pointer.

In early October, Walton posted a series of videos of Green knocking down wing 3-pointers.

With the Warriors looking to return to their dominant form, Green being able to knock down shots from long distance would make them even more effective.

Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are expected to be healthy when training camp opens next month. But this isn't a veteran-laden team and Kevin Durant is gone, so the Warriors will need to find scoring from other sources. If Green can return to a 33 percent 3-point shooter, the Warriors will be a serious problem for other teams.

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Before Durant arrived in 2016, the Warriors almost were unstoppable because Green was able to knock down 3-pointers at a decent clip. In 2014-15, when they won their first NBA title in 40 years, Green made 33.7 percent of his 3-pointers. A year later when Golden State won 73 games he upped that number to 38.8 percent.

But over the last four seasons, Green's 3-point percentage has dropped from 30.8 to 30.1 to 28.5 to 27.9.

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Clearly, Green isn't settling for that during the 2020-21 season, which tentatively is scheduled to begin Dec. 22. Yes, there aren't defenders running at him, but the videos of him making 3-pointers has to be a good sign for the Warriors.

We'll find out at the end of December if the work has paid off for Green.