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Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic needs to improve his free throw shooting

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks star rookie Luka Doncic has been incredible, but he needs to improve his free throw shooting to take that next step.

The Dallas Mavericks season is not over yet, but fans can already say that the appearance of Luka Doncic in NBA was amazing. He exceeded almost every fans expectations. Most likely nothing will prevent him from becoming Rookie of the year.

The Slovenian amazes with his skills. Despite the fact that Luka just turned 20 on Feb. 28, he has a unique vision, a superb passing ability, and a solid shot. He can create his own shot (for example, Doncic is second only to James Harden in step-back 3-pointers attempted).

Largely because Luka’s game surpassed all expectations, the Mavericks became the most active participants at the trade deadline. They traded four starters in exchange for Kristaps Porzingis and cap space.

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Doncic’s free throws

However, there are places in Luka Doncic’s game where he needs to develop and improve his performance. Let us shift the focus to one such aspect, Luka’s free throw shooting. This improvement does not require Doncic to become something he is not (for example, hyper athleticism). To improve this skill all Doncic needs is the right coach and perseverance.

As of Feb. 24, Luka is hitting just 72.2 percent of free throws. For a player of his height, that is not an exceptional connect rate.

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