Jerami Grant’s three-point shooting
What is the common thread between LeBron James winning championships and him being his most efficient?
Having numerous 3-point shooters out on the perimeter.
While Jerami Grant isn’t Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, or Ray Allen from outside, he is proficient enough that he needs to be respected when the rock is in his hands out beyond the 3-point line.
Leave him alone out beyond the arc and watch him torch teams for their disrespect.
Grant has a smooth jumper from beyond the three-point line but what his greatest asset might be is his ability to set his feet and expect the pass.
His feet are set, his shoulders are square, and his eyes and follow-through are all in sync. So many 3-point shooters struggle to get this motion going. While Grant isn’t a deadeye shooter from beyond the arc, his fundamentals are sound.
If you look at Grant’s best years as a 3-point shooter, they are his time with the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets had a well-built team that allowed for an even distribution of 3-point shooters outside with Jokic down low.
During his time with Denver, Grant shot 39.05% from the 3-point line. With the amount of attention LeBron James and Anthony Davis garner from the defense, you can expect Grant to potentially get some of the best looks of his career from beyond the arc.
LeBron James is shooting 36.6% from beyond the arc this season, so for the first time in a long time, the opposing team needs to respect LeBron’s shot as it is dropping at a rate that should make them feel uncomfortable about leaving him open.
Anthony Davis does more than enough damage down low that if you don’t double team him, he is going to torch you and get easy buckets. You put a player like Malik Monk next to Grant on the perimeter (Monk is shooting 40.8%) and you are going to have some problems with containing the Laker’s ability to beat you inside out.