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Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic is the Mavs best free throw shooter

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The Dallas Mavericks have bounced around on who shoots the technical free throws this season, but it should be their best shooter Luka Doncic.

The Dallas Mavericks have had an interesting year at the free throw line so far. The headlines go to DeAndre Jordan who has transformed himself from one of worst shooters in the league (career 45.4 percent) to making 76.5 percent after 19 games. The team sits 20th overall in the NBA in free throw connect percentage, and has struggled to decide who should shoot when given the chance at making a technical free throw.

The Mavericks have plenty of talented players capable of making their foul shots at a high clip. Some of them are struggling this season, and others are not used to being called upon in those situations.

So who really is the Dallas Mavericks best free throw shooter? Let us examine the possibilities to find out.

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Dirk Nowitzki was excluded from this conversation because he has yet to play this season. He is the answer, though. Nowitzki is a career 87.9 percent free throw shooter, and he made nearly 90 percent last season. The legend should be the man to step up to the line when he returns from his ankle injury.

Dirk is nearing a return. He said it should be sometime in December and owner Mark Cuban said on Wednesday that Nowitzki was only a few weeks away. Hopefully, the boss is correct because the Mavs cannot wait to have the legend Dirk Nowitzki back.