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Kyle Korver needs to show that he's more than a three-point shooter.
Kyle Korver is seeing more minutes with Williams out, and he has not been shy about taking more shots.
His 27-point game against the Celtics was a team high, and his eight three-pointers were a career best.
What’s great about this performance is he made five of those threes in the fourth quarter, including one that put the Hawks within two with over two minutes remaining in regulation.
Talk about clutch.
There’s no denying Korver as one of the sharpest shooters in the league. In fact, he holds the NBA’s longest active streak with at least one three-pointer in 38 consecutive games.
But there needs to be more to Korver’s offensive game.
Rather than rely mostly on long-range shots, it would be nice to see Korver drive to the hole for a thunderous jam from time to time.
OK, that may be stretching it a bit.
Korver is a strong player on defense, so he definitely has the toughness for more presence in the paint. It would certainly help him shed the “one-dimensional” tag.
After Korver’s historic night, teams are going to catch on and start double-teaming him.
It would be beneficial for him and his teammates if he switched up his shot selection and stopped camping behind the arc.