With each NBA offseason, players get to work on improving their games and maintaining their bodies in preparation for the campaign to come, and Boston Celtics star forward Jayson Tatum is no exception to this cycle.
The St. Louis native was recently seen working on adding a new offensive tool for his bag with longtime basketball trainer Drew Hanlen of Pure Sweat. Widely known for his sidestep 3-pointer, Tatum is now working on introducing a fake step-back trey to his arsenal as well, which ought to leave defenders frustrated and confused if deployed often and well enough to be effective.
The Celtics star can be seen trying it out in the video embedded below courtesy of Pure Sweat’s Twitter account, still looking a little unnatural and in need of polishing up.
.@jaytatum0 is in the lab working on a fake step-back this off-season! The Virtual Skills School is the ultimate destination for every coach and player to start elevating their game: https://t.co/eqkGGEZD7B pic.twitter.com/qWemu72wQv
— Pure Sweat (@PureSweat) September 6, 2022
But the Duke product is close to having it down, and it looks to be an impressive option to deploy while keeping opposing defenses honest.
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