Jonas Valanciunas is the most accurate three-point shooter (56.4% 3PT) in the NBA. Regarding this theme, the 29-year-old gave the interview before the New Orleans Pelicans game against Minnesota Timberwolves.

Free throws this season

Points made: 15,7
Accuracy: 81,1%
Place in standings: 12
Record max: 29
Record min: 5
Most made FTs: Jonas Valančiūnas

"I am just working on three-point shots before and after practice," said the Lithuanian center about his impressive accuracy. "Also watching the film where I can 'pop' more, where I can space myself better for the three-point shot. Everything is connected."

In the victorious match versus Los Angeles Clippers, the 2.11-meter big man shot 9 treys and improved his personal record. The center could not believe it himself he had thrown so many three-pointers in a single match, making fun of it.

“Nine. Wow, unbelievable," JV laughed. "I am just playing with the flow. I see what's out there, what they give me. It's a team sport, it's not about me shooting nine threes or somebody else doing some crazy stuff. It's about a team if you can win the game. Doing everything to help the team."

In his first five NBA seasons, Valanciunas shot just 4 three-pointers. Why has his game changed so much over the years?

"The big guy is evolving: being able to stretch the floor, shoot the threes, and being able to handle the ball, so those things I wanted to add to my game as well," told the Lithuanian.

"I don't want to disappear, I want to be successful in this league and I do whatever it takes to be successful."

Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 19.4 points (50.7% 2PT, 56.4% 3PT, 86.3% FT), 12.9 rebounds (3rd in the NBA), and 2.4 assists over 18 NBA contests this season. 

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