Originally posted on RealGM  |  Last updated 7/25/13
The transition from star to role player has been a rough one so far for Shabazz Muhammad. Muhammad averaged 8.5 points on 36.5 shooting over six games at the Las Vegas summer league. "He's struggling, because for the first time in his career, he's trying to play within a system where he's not the main focus in the system," Flip Saunders said during Minnesota's final summer league game. "Our main focus when we brought him out here, I didn't want him to take 25 shots a game. I wanted him to be in a situation knowing that when he plays with our main guys, he's going to be a guy that's not gonna get a lot of opportunities, so he's got to play off the ball. He's got to play a team-type concept."Muhammad is working to adjust to the longer NBA three-point distance."I really been practicing on it," said Muhammad, who shot 37.7 percent from three in college and 38.9 at summer league. "I think the strength is maturing and coming along as a player. The first time I started shooting the NBA 3, I was like 'this is really far back.' Now, I’m shooting and I think it’s the college 3 again."
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