Giannis Details How New Bucks Teammate Kyle Korver Is Helping Him with Jump Shot

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistOctober 1, 2019

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 07:  Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks is defended by Rudy Gobert #27 and Kyle Korver #26 of the Utah Jazz during a game at Fiserv Forum on January 07, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Signing Kyle Korver might end up being a huge move for the Milwaukee Bucks, and not just because of what he provides on the court.

Giannis Antetokounmpo explained Tuesday that he's been learning from Korver on how to improve his jump shot.

"It's really important [that] I always try to talk to him a little bit," Antetokounmpo said, per Eric Woodyard of ESPN. "And he's a great guy. He's not trying to get in your head or overstep and talk too much to you. Whenever he gives me tips, I always try to listen ... one of the best shooters to ever play the game.

"He's definitely going to help this team, but he's definitely going to help a lot of players develop their shooting ability."   

Antetokounmpo was named the league's MVP last season after averaging 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game for a Bucks squad that led the NBA with a 60-22 record.

At 6'11" with great athleticism and instincts, the 24-year-old has become one of the most unstoppable players in the world.

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If there's one hole in his game, however, it's his outside shooting. He's made just 27.7 percent of his three-point attempts through his first six years in the league. He was more aggressive from deep last year but shot just 25.6 percent.

Per Woodyard, Giannis finished last in the NBA with a 30.2 percent success rate on all jumpers among those with at least 300 attempts.

He could learn a lot from Korver, who ranks fourth in NBA history with 2,351 career three-pointers. His 42.9 shooting percentage from beyond the arc ranks third among active players, behind only the rates of Seth Curry and Stephen Curry.

If he can impart even some of his knowledge to Antetokounmpo, the rest of the league better watch out.