By Glenn Erby
Lead Writer

Cleveland Cavaliers third-year forward Tristan Thompson has made a total makeover of his game, and he started from the bare roots with it.

Thompson is attempting an unprecedented move of going from left-handed shooter to right-handed shooter.

From SBNation's Fear The Sword:

“I think it’s the first time ever in NBA history,” Thompson said of the change, and he may be right.

Jerry Colangelo, executive director of USA Basketball has been affiliated with the NBA since the mid-1960s and has seen everything the modern game has to offer, seemingly. Does he know of an NBA player switching his shooting hand mid-career?

“No,” he said flatly when I asked him. “There are a lot of players who work hard so they can finish equally well with both hands, but as far as changing the hands they shoot with? I’ve never heard of that. That’s 1-in-1000 right there.”
Thompson hasn’t been a bust up to this point, but he’s definitely entering this season with something to prove. I think that’s evident by the team choosing Anthony Bennett with the first overall pick in this year's NBA Draft.

Thompson averaged around 12 points and nine rebounds per game last season. He's averaged nearly 10 points and eight rebounds per game for his career on 47-percent shooting. 


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