Brandon Jennings figures it doesn't hurt to emulate a two-time NBA most valuable player.

So the Milwaukee Bucks point guard has been practicing a shot made famous by Steve Nash, the former Phoenix Suns star who is now a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.

"It's the one-leg floater in the lane," Jennings said. "When you play against a guy like that, you just see the different ways he can score.

"It's not easy what you can take from him. But if you put time into it, I really wanted to perfect some of the things he does. A lot of his buckets are easy. I've watched a lot of film on him and if I ever want to talk to him, I have that direct contact with him.

"And the fact he's 38 and playing is amazing."

Jennings improved with his running floater in the lane last season, but Nash's shot is a variation on that.

"He stops on one foot," Jennings said. "This summer it's been something I've been working on and trying to do all the time. It puts a stop on the big (man) because they think I'm going to keep going, then I just stop and raise up real fast."

Bucks coach Scott Skiles said he likes to see players try to diversify with new moves and be creative.

"Brandon has a pretty good floater himself, but he's trying to get it more off one leg," Skiles said. "Get maybe a little more lift that way.

"He has shot a couple throughout September and in some of the live play (in training camp). It looks like a pretty good shot for him. It's the type of shot you have to work on. You've got to stay with it and not get discouraged if a few of them don't go in."

Jennings shot 41.8% from the field last season, up from 39% the previous year and 37.1% as a rookie. He wants to keep improving that percentage as well as his three-point accuracy (33.2% last season on 388 attempts).

"His good shots are catch-and-shoot when he just catches from somebody else making a play for him," Skiles said. "His floaters in the paint. He can come down on the break and when everybody backs off him, he can straight-in dribble and stop and shoot.

"Where he still has some issues is dribbling backwards or three, four, five or six dribbles before he shoots. He knows it. We've talked about it, and he's trying to get better at it."