Keith Bogans likes to joke that he has lived in the corners beyond the 3-point arc his entire professional career. That is where he has made most of his success in 10 years in the N.B.A., he said, with something of a self-deprecating tone.
It is not the most glamorous spot on the court. Those who thrive there may be akin to baseball players who slap-hit singles or the linemen who do the long snaps in football. It did not take long for Bogans to summarize his nightly routine.
First, he runs to the corner. Then “I just stand and wait for my shot to come,” Bogans said.