Dwight Howard practicing 19-footers to try to improve free throw shooting (Video)
Dwight Howard has committed to improving his free throw shooting, and he has an interesting way of going about it.
Howard’s tactic is to shoot 19-footers, with the aim of gaining the muscle memory to help him at the free throw line when attempting shorter shots. He’s even working with a shooting coach, and as the video depicts, he’s actually not bad at it at all.
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Howard is a 56.8 percent free throw shooter in his career. It has often made him a liability in close games as the hack-a-player strategy has proliferated.
The new Hawks center isn’t the only big man putting a lot of time into his free throws this summer. It may be, however, that he is who he is and it’s too late to really change that much.