Warriors rookie Eric Paschall -- the No. 41 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft -- has vastly exceeded expectations this season.
The 23-year-old is averaging 16.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game, while shooting over 49 percent from the field.
But there has been one component of his game that hasn't been consistent -- the 3-point shot.
Paschall is shooting just 28.8 percent from deep, and he understands he has a lot of work ahead of him to bump that percentage up.
In fact, his 3-pointer is going to look different next season.
“I know I’m going to have to end up changing it,” Paschall recently told Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “We’ll adjust during the summer.”
You might have noticed that Paschall's release from beyond the arc is a little slow because he really loads up his legs before leaving the floor. He also lets the ball go when he's in mid-air, as opposed to on the way up.
“I’ve been jumping my whole life,” Paschall explained. “It’s hard to adjust in one season. People say it’s high energy, but it’s not for me really. Because I’ve been doing it my whole life and I’m used to it.
"It’s muscle memory. If your muscles remember doing it for that long, you just naturally do it.”
When the rookie returns to game action (he's missed the last two contests because of a sore hip), you won't be seeing a revamped shot. The mechanical tweaks have been put on hold.
“It’s a delicate balance because you want to make strides,” assistant coach Theo Robertson told Slater. “Take advantage of the opportunities you have, trend in the right direction -- and I think we’re doing that -- but it’ll never be, as far as this season is concerned, a change.
"So it becomes about solidifying shot preparation, being ready, being square.”