Anthony Davis, Hornets
To start the season, Davis had a sweet-looking jumper. Beautiful arc and beautiful follow-through, always the combination a shooter should look for. As the season has evolved, though, his jumper has devolved. Does he still have a nice arc? Yes. Is his follow-through still solid? Yes. So what's the problem? Look down, not up.
Early on Davis had good balance on his shots, landing solidly with both feet and his sneakers, hips, shoulders and head all aligned. That is no longer the case on many of his shots. Watch how he falls sideways or backward as he lands. That is typical of someone who is starting his shot off-balance. I constantly say to shooters: How you start is often how you finish. Bad starts typically end poorly.
With all the things Davis is focused on, including just getting and staying healthy, it is easy to understand how this happened -- it's a frequent issue for NBA players, who tweak their shot from week to week. Jumping straight up and landing with balance will help Davis start making jumpers again.