Steve Kerr has stated that developing Eric Paschall into a more lethal 3-point shooter is one of the Golden State Warriors’ top priorities.
While the front office is busy scrounging the market for potential free agents to help the Golden State Warriors, Steve Kerr is focusing on the tools he has in front of him. According to Kerr, developing Eric Paschall into a more consistent shooter is a point of emphasis this summer.
Paschall surprised everyone last year by performing above expectations as a late second round pick. The 23-year-old showed his potential as a scorer by averaging 14.0 points on 49.7 percent shooting. When the season officially concludes, it’s likely Paschall earns a spot on an All-Rookie team.
Though he has played his way into the Dubs lineup, there are questions regarding his future fit with the team. With the Splash Brothers returning and the newly added Andrew Wiggins, where will Paschall find playing time?
Kerr told The Athletic that the Dubs currently plan on going small-ball at times with Draymond Green and Paschall on the floor at the same time. The only problem, Kerr acknowledges, is a lack of 3-point shooting from their frontcourt.
"“So a big part of our offseason is working with Eric on his 3-point shooting … he showed the ability to knock them down but (he) can be more consistent.”"
Green’s consistency from deep has plummeted in recent years while Paschall shot only 28.7 percent from the 3-point line last season. Playing both of them together at the same time would drastically limit the Warriors’ spacing.
The extended offseason will give Paschall additional time to work on his shot. He has had success from deep in certain games but proving he can do it every night is a different story. His accuracy as a shooter will directly determine how big of a role he plays next season.