Atlanta Hawks : 3 improvements Trae Young needs to make

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Atlanta Hawks improvement No.2) Shooting better from beyond the arc

As mentioned previously, Young has to choose when to shoot the 3-ball. One way to make sure that isn’t an issue is to start making them at a higher clip. Young this year shot 34.3 from three in the regular season, but his percentage dipped to 31.3 in the postseason. That has to improve to make Young a truly unstoppable offensive player. That is the shot that teams are willing to give up to him because that’s the weakest part of his game.

If Young wants teams to start honoring that, he has to get that percentage up north of 36 percent, even creeping to 38 percent. Cutting down on the deep threes would help, but Young should try to take more corner threes and also see if he can get more catch and shoot attempts. A crazy stat is that Young only attempted 17 total corner 3-point shots in the regular season and only four in the playoffs.

When Young shot within 20-24 feet he hit 42.1 percent of his 3-point attempts in the regular season and 45 percent in the playoffs. So, Young needs to take more efficient and closer threes to help be more effective from that range. If he shoots better from three, teams will have to pick their poison. This will make Young a truly elite offensive player with little to no weakness.