Nik Stauskas on shooting woes: ‘I’ve got to get my confidence back’
Nik Stauskas is averaging 13 points per game for the Sixers this season, but he's doing it about as inefficiently as possible.
Stauskas is shooting just 35.6 percent from the field, and 28.6 percent from three-point distance — a real problem considering he's taking more than eight attempts per game from beyond the arc.
Stauskas believes getting extra reps in practice will help him get his confidence up to the point where he can knock down shots on a far more consistent basis.
Guard Nik Stauskas continues to struggle with his shot, as he shot just 1-7 from three point range and 2-13 overall last night. After starting the season on target from three point range (5-12 in his first two games), Stauskas has shot just 24% (9-37) since. The frustrating part is that many of these shots are open: Stauskas is shooting just 4-16 on shots where the closest defender is 4-6' away from him, according to NBA.com/Stats. “They're just not going in,” Stauskas said after the game. “I just have to get more reps in in practice, get my confidence back, and just string a few together where they start going and it'll start opening up.”
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