When it comes to shooting, Anthony Lamb is taking an opportunity to learn from the best.
The Golden State Warriors wing has been a surprise entry to the rotation this season, joining late in training camp and earning a two-way contract over incumbent Quinndary Weatherspoon. Lamb has quickly made his way up the rotation thanks to strong all-around play and a deft shooting touch from the outside, which he attributes to some advice he took from teammate Steph Curry.
Lamb Looks to Curry for Shooting Guidance
After appearing in 26 games over the course of his first two years in the NBA, Lamb has seen something of a breakout season with the Warriors. He is averaging 9.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 20.5 minutes per game. He has connected on 61.8 percent of his field goals this season including 54.4 percent from behind the 3-point arc.
After Golden State’s 132-95 win over the San Antonio Spurs on November 14, Lamb revealed that he took some advice from Curry to heart when it comes to shooting.
“I was actually talking with someone about what Steph [Curry] sees when he shoots,” Lamb said to Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin on NBC Sports Bay Area. “I guess he said, ‘Shooting is like putting your clothes on in the morning.’ You really don’t think about it. So when you catch it, you’re open and you just got to let it go and keep building that muscle memory.”
Anthony Lamb is the FIRST Warrior to hit FIVE threes and record a plus-minus of +25 off the bench since sharpshooter Anthony Morrow back in 2009.
He is the FIRST player in franchise history to do this in less than 25 minutes. pic.twitter.com/w7Bp8AFaPy
— WarriorsMuse (@WarriorsMuse) November 15, 2022
Though players on two-way contracts don’t have the most roster stability, Lamb said the Warriors have made it an easy experience for him.
“It’s been an amazing experience. I’m very grateful to be here,” Lamb told NBC Sports Bay Area after the team’s November 11 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
“It’s been a grind so far. Any time you’re on a two-way, it’s like, you go up, you go down. You don’t know where you’re going to be, but these [Warriors teammates] make it really easy for you.”
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