Tristan Thompson Makes Surprising Decision to Become Right-Handed Shooter

August 10th, 2013 by Ethan Grant Leave a reply »

Many NBA players are ambidextrous as ball-handlers and when attacking the basket, but we've yet to see one who started his career shooting the ball with one hand before deciding it would be better to use the other.

Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson is aiming to do just that.

A left-handed shooter his entire life, the 22-year-old has made the shocking choice to give up on being a southpaw in favor of shooting jump shots and free throws with his right hand.

As reported by SportsNet's Michael Grange, Thompson is working on the craft right now with the Canadian national team during the 2013 FIBA Americas tournament. Playing against Jamaica on Thursday night, we got the first glimpse of the wholesale change in meaningful game action.

The debut of Thompson's right-handed game wasn't exactly a glowing endorsement of the switch.

Missing two free throws and all of his shots outside the paint, we didn't see the immediate rewards of Thompson's choice to put his left-handed days behind him.

That being said, to expect him to consistently hit the 48.8 percent he shot from ...

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