A ‘$100 MILLION MAN’ IN THE MAKING: HOW OTTO PORTER JR. SHOT HIS WAY TO THE TOP
Otto Porter Jr.’s routine isn’t particularly breathtaking. Some shooting around the horn. A flock of floaters. A handful of dribble pull-ups.
As a shooter, what you do isn’t as important as the fact that you do it, over and over and over again. From game-day rituals to shot mechanics, consistency is key.
Porter’s stroke is no picture of perfection. At 6’8″ with a 7’1 ½” wingspan, there’s more arm to aim. But if his form stays the same from shot to shot and game to game, it can be just as effective.
“He’s a creature of habit, which I think all the great players do,” said Scott Brooks, who was Durant’s head coach in Oklahoma City for seven seasons before taking over the Washington Wizards this past summer. “All the great shooters have that. You don’t just get extra shots because you had a bad shooting night last night. You stay with your same program.