Lance Stephenson credited Brian Shaw for improving his jump shot.
Stephenson shot 33 percent from behind the arc this season after going a combined 4-for-35 in his first two years in the league.
“He’s motivated me,” Stephenson said after practice earlier this week. “My first two years, I couldn’t hit [any] threes. [But] by playing with him in a little 3-point game and getting with him and giving me the confidence to knock down big shots, he helped me a lot with the confidence in my jump shot.”
Stephenson’s scoring average jumped from 2.5 in 2011-12 to 8.8 this season.