Hornacek expects improved three-point shooting from Suns this season

The Suns ranked just 21st in the league in three-point shooting last year, and were the NBA's worst in that category after the All-Star break.

For a variety of reasons, the team is optimistic that things will change for the better during the upcoming season.

“Well, hopefully, it’s better, and it will be when you look at our roster,” head coach Jeff Hornacek said this week, pointing specifically to the addition of forward Mirza Teletovic.

“(Last season) we probably were a little worn out with the injuries, with the trades, guys played more minutes than they probably played before and they just didn’t shoot the ball well,” Hornacek said. “We think some of those guys will bounce back and shoot better.”

“We expect these guys to make the shots,” Hornacek. “We always tell them, look, the 3-point shoot really isn’t that difficult. You should shoot a good percentage. Because when you do your drills and the coaches are passing you the ball, you’re making six or seven out of 10. So in the game, as long as your teammates drive and hit the open man, you’re going to get an open 3 so we expect that we’ll have more of that with our two guards out there. Even when Tyson rolls, he’s made some great passes. Markieff can pass. If we just pass to the open guy, we’ll shoot a higher percentage.”

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