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Warriors’ Ryan Rollins ready to improve shot, in a ‘great position to learn’

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Rollins reveals what he most wants to work on with the Warriors originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

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A second-round pick in the NBA draft is always a gamble, but the Warriors are betting they can win gold with former University of Toledo guard Ryan Rollins after the rookie guard took 44th overall in the 2022 NBA draft.

Like many other players drafted later on, players have aspects of the game that they need to improve, and Rollins is no exception.

The 20-year-old has identified his shooting as an area he needs to improve, and luckily for him, he’s in an organization with players known for shooting from deep like Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.

“I think I am in a great position to learn from some of the best guys in the world in this aspect. [shooting]’ Rollins told NBC Sports Bay Area’s Dalton Johnson on the latest episode of the ‘Dubs Talk’ podcast.

“Yeah, basically just my shooting is getting stronger and I think those two things I could be really good at.”

Golden State believes Rollins will continue to develop his shooting given they traded the 51st pick and $2 million in cash to the Atlanta Hawks for quarterback rights. So now Rollins wants to repay the Warriors for their faith in him by improving his game.

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For two seasons in Toledo, Rollins averaged 1.4 three-pointers per game on 4.3 attempts. While in college, Rollins averaged 32 percent in three-point field goals.

Rollins has a lot of work to do, but judging by his 3-point percentage in college, the quarterback isn’t that far off the mark. NBA league average last season for three-point shooting, which was 35 percent.

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