Otto Porter, Jr. has heard it from coaches and teammates for over a year now, that they want him to shoot the ball more often.
He is the team's most efficient player and the more he shoots, many believe the better off the Wizards will be.
Porter took that idea, and his general quest to be a better player, in a new direction this offseason.
He specifically wants to take after Klay Thompson of the Warriors and Kawhi Leonard of the Raptors.
If Thompson can get his while playing with Curry and Durant, Porter should be able to do the same with John Wall and Bradley Beal. Thompson has averaged 16 field goal attempts or more in the past four years while running with other superstars, while Porter topped out at a career-high 11.5 shots per game last season.
"That's definitely going to be a goal of mine, just to be ultra-aggressive. I think it's best for the team and best for me to put out that effort and be more involved and kind of be like Klay Thompson and take my shots. I'm very confident in that. I'm going to instill that in every game," Porter said.
As for Leonard, Porter hopes to take after him on the defensive end. Leonard, who was traded from the Spurs to the Raptors in July, has won two defensive player of the year awards and he's only 27 years old.
Also a small forward, Porter believes he can model parts of his defensive game after Leonard.
"I watched tons of film," Porter said of his regimen this summer. "I'm learning how to guard on-ball; take my angles and be able to master that. I studied Kawhi Leonard a lot, and the angles he takes. He's very strategic with how his movements are. He never seems tired. I was able to get in [better] shape this summer. There are a lot of games, so I wanted to be in the best shape possible."
Porter has proven he can shoot at a high percentage. Now, he wants to put up volume numbers like Thompson.
Porter has proven a solid team defender. Now, he wants to become a dominant on-ball force like Leonard.
Both of those things should be good news to the Wizards.