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Michael Porter Jr. reveals Steph Curry’s drills are “all about getting him as tired as possible so he can shoot while he's tired”

Michael Porter Jr.'s story had Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye in awe about Steph Curry's boundless energy and insane efficiency.
Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry

Michael Porter Jr. and Stephen Curry

Michael Porter Jr. is learning from one of the best as he has been working out with Steph Curry in the past offseasons. During an appearance in a recent episode of Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye's podcast, the Denver Nuggets forward provided some insights on Curry's insane drills that have helped make him the greatest shooter of all time.

"I think that the defining character with Steph is his pace," said Porter. "The way he works out in the drills he does is all about getting him as tired as possible so he can shoot while he's tired."

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Hall of Fame Amped Badge

Those who play NBA 2K23 know one of the best shooting badges is the Amped Badge. It boosts a player's ability to knock down jump shots even though its fatigue level is already low. Apparently, Curry is equipped with that badge, given how intense the drills he is completing, based on Porter's account.

"He does drills that some people do in the halfcourt, like the star drill when you run from the top to the corner to the wing to the other wing to then another place," Porter continued. "But he'll do that full court, and he'll do that two times through. And he has to make 9 out of 10, but he's doing the full length of the court, running this corner to the other corner."

Upon hearing the story, hosts Jefferson and Frye could only laugh at how much energy Curry has. But the overcharged drills make sense, given how well the Golden State Warriors superstar can efficiently shoot while covering tons of miles on the court with or without the ball.

Porter becoming a top marksman

As for Porter, it seems like working out with Curry has helped him become one of the league's most lethal shooters. The 24-year-old is making 3.6 3-pointers per game on a 48.3% shooting clip. That is a huge leap, as he converted just 1.9 3-pointers per contest with a 41.9% efficiency from beyond the arc during his first three seasons.

If the former draft lottery selection can keep the pace - and stay healthy - it will spell good news for the Nuggets, which are currently one of the top teams in the Western Conference. 

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