After becoming a very reliable 3-point threat for the Milwaukee Bucks over the past two seasons, Pat Connaugton has failed to find his footing this season.
The veteran has shot just 33.3 percent from long range on the season, which is a significant drop compared to 39.5 percent last season and 37.1 percent the season before. A calf injury before the season started may have hindered Connaughton’s ability to get into a groove right away, but with 10 regular season games left, it has turned into a season-long struggle for the guard. Amid these struggles, Connaughton has teased that he is working with some intriguing technology to try and regain his marksmanship.
Pat Connaughton’s new post should have Milwaukee Bucks fans excited
Following the Bucks’ 130-94 victory against the San Antonio Spurs, Connaughton posted on his Instagram story that he was getting some late-night shots up. However, he was not just shooting, as he was being assisted by a “Noah Shooting System.” Essentially, the Noah is a system that measures shots and provides instant feedback on shot form and other things closely related.
If that name sounds familiar, it is because big man Brook Lopez used that piece of machinery this past off-season. The Athletic’s Eric Nehm (Subscription required) went deep into detail on Lopez’s experience with it previously. Of course, Lopez has seemingly benefited greatly from incorporating this into his workouts, as he is shooting a career-high 37.7 percent from three this season.
Working with the Noah does not guarantee that Connaughton will immediately regain his shooting form, of course, but it certainly cannot hurt. It’s a fascinating piece of technology that could assist Connaughton in getting back to form. Bucks fans know how impactful Connaughton’s shot can be when it is dropping. After all, this is the player who made 15 triples in the 2021 NBA Finals, which trailed only Khris Middleton and now-teammate Jae Crowder, who had 16 each.
With 10 regular season games left to play, Connaughton still has time to find a rhythm down the stretch, and hopefully the Noah can help him do so fairly quickly.
Keep an eye on Connaughton over these final 10 regular season games and into the postseason.