I think Avery has convinced him that he should try and get closer to the basket, especially when they are playing small.. The worst thing about the bigger guy taking the three is thats one less big guy inside to get an offensive rebound.
I dont think he's afraid of shooting them, just would rather get in tighter and possibly draw a foul.
I would like to see him take it to the rack against the Suns. They really have nobody to stop that. Thomas can try and I hope he does... Marion too. They will just get in foul trouble and Dirk will get the & 1 usually anyway.
I DO wish he would get back to at least taking a few 3's during the course of the game.. if nothing else, just to make them respect it, and get them spread out. It might make it easier to run the rest of the offense.
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