To rebound from off year, Corey Joseph has to get his shot right

Title: To rebound from off year, Corey Joseph has to get his shot right
Date: November 8, 2016
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at Cory Joseph’s jump-shot, and the work he’s put in to improve it.

The red light around the backboard was already lit up, and Cory Joseph’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer from the left corner still hadn’t decided if it was going to drop. Like Joseph’s jumper in general, this particular attempt remained in a state of wait-and-see. After a few rattles, the ball found the bottom of the net for Joseph’s first triple of the season.

Despite a middling start to his 2016-17 campaign, the Toronto Raptors are hopeful that this particular shot— completed at the halftime buzzer against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night—was a bellwether as to whether Joseph’s finally taken the next big step towards being a knock-down threat from midrange and beyond. It’s something Joseph’s teased in small samples in the past, but by nature of his team-first approach, he hasn’t really shot it enough for definitive answers about the progress of his jumper.

Continue reading at The Athletic.

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