Draymond Green did not shoot the ball well the first seven games of the season.
He went 5-for-23 (22 percent) from distance over that span.
It's been a different story the last two weeks, as he is 13-for-24 (54 percent) over the last seven games.
"I think he's working extra hard these last few weeks after he got off to that slow start with his shooting," Steve Kerr told reporters on Tuesday. "When he shoots the ball well, it's devastating because he's the one that people are gonna leave open -- for good reason ... Draymond understands that.
"What he's done is he has a great feel now for when to shoot. And I want him shooting 3s, and he knows that. But I don't want the quick one before we've explored other stuff. But what he's been great at the last couple weeks, is early in the clock he's getting an open 3 and he's driving it. He's going right to the hole and he's kicking it.
"And so now we're getting an extra rotation from the defense -- possibly a mistake from the defense -- and the shot that he's taking is the one after we've explored everything. It's been fun to watch that awareness from him."
So Kerr doesn't want the quick one, huh?
Draymond's 3-point shooting as it relates to the shot clock, according to NBA.com (last seven games):
- 22 to 18 (very early) = 4 for 4
- 18 to 15 (early) = 1 for 4
- 15 to 7 (average) = 6 for 13
- 4 to 0 (very late) = 2 for 3
Some of Draymond's attempts against the Magic:
Draymond had his hands and feet ready, was wide open and there were 10 seconds on shot clock = perfect time for a 3 pic.twitter.com/MSoY1D5k1u— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) November 15, 2017
Steve Kerr probably wasn't the biggest fan of this 3 from Draymond (18 on shot clock) but it was from top of key and he had some momentum pic.twitter.com/UFVKUFZaNk— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) November 15, 2017
Another quick 3 from Draymond (20 on clock) but he had just made a 3 and was wide open following an offensive rebound pic.twitter.com/ILvNleFfE5— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) November 15, 2017
And one from the win over the Spurs:
These are the perfect 3s for Draymond: Close to the line, top of the key, had hands & feet ready + momentum moving forward pic.twitter.com/7swy8JYARy— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) November 3, 2017
And when you're up 18 in the fourth quarter -- and you're 3-for-4 from distance so far in the game -- you gotta live with this one, right?
Draymond with the rare unassisted pull-up 3 in transition = him sticking his tongue out pic.twitter.com/7Si5mbb86u— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) November 7, 2017
"I think there is something to taking the right 3 -- whether it's karma or rhythm," Kerr said. "You have to know your game and know your place in the offense. And I think Draymond's in a great groove right now in terms of his balance between the drive-and-kick game and taking the right 3-point shots.
"And then, I'm all for -- if he makes a couple in a row, I'm fine with him launching one. He's hot, go for it."
Is Draymond aware of this...?
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller