The end justifies the means.
Because of his bad free-throw shooting percentage, Andre Drummond is considering switching to the unconventional underhand free-throw shooting style.
According to reports, Drummond shot 35.5 percent from the free throw line this season, a career-worst average.
“As far as shooting underhand or anything else, it’s fair to say my discussion with Andre yesterday and the discussions [general manager] Jeff [Bower] and I have had and staff — everything is on the table,” Van Gundy reportedly told The Detroit News.
Grundy also said Drummond’s poor free-throw shooting becomes a disadvantage for the Pistons in clutch situations.
So by switching free-throw styles, Drummond’s free throw shooting could improve, and could make him a threat to opponents.
“It won’t be a unilateral decision,” Van Gundy said. “We’ll do some research on some things and come up with what we think is a good approach, talk to Andre and see what he thinks and develop an approach going forward.”
NBA legend Rick Barry was known to use the underhand free-throw style.
Should Andre Drummond consider making the switch?