Drew wants the Cavs to take more three-point shots

The Cavaliers are last in the NBA in three-point attempts

James Rapien
December 05, 2018 - 6:15 pm
Nov 24, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Larry Drew reacts in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Cavaliers head coach Larry Drew believes the team needs to shoot more three-point shots.

Once upon a time Cleveland was near the top of the NBA in three-point shots attempted. Now, it’s quite the opposite.

The Cavaliers are making 8.2 three-point shots per game, which is last in the NBA. They’re also last in three-point attempts per contest – 23.3.

“We take a lot of long two’s. We just have to be more conscious of looking at those three point opportunities,” Drew said before Wednesday’s game against Golden State. “When we get good looks, I want guys who are three-point shooters to let it go.”

The Cavaliers are making 35 percent of their three-point attempts this season, which is 16th in the NBA.

“We got some guys that can knock three-point shots down,” Drew continued. “We just have to be mindful and we talk about it as a team – as far as our looks and how we can go about getting them. We have to do more of just breaking the defense down, to force the defense to be sucked in to kick out. It does hurt a little bit not having Kevin (Love).”

The Cavaliers are looking for their sixth victory of the season tonight against the Golden State Warriors. We'll have postgame observations and more at 923TheFan.com.