Dallas Mavericks: Seth Curry needs to shoot the ball more

Dallas Mavericks Seth Curry (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Seth Curry (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks need the supporting cast around Luka Doncic to be better. Seth Curry is one player who should be taking advantage of the minutes he is getting right now.

The Dallas Mavericks have struggled getting the ball into the hands of someone who is going to deliver this season. Luka Doncic has had to control the ball an irrational number of times per game because there is no one else that the team can seem to rely on to get a bucket when a bucket is needed.

One player the Mavs really need to get going is Seth Curry, who the team paid $8 million a year for four years to get. Curry was a career 44% three-point shooter coming into this season and has even had success in a Rick Carlisle run offense before. So far this year he is shooting under 37% and not shooting the ball that much either.

Curry is also coming off his worst shooting night of the season with a 1-6 effort from the field, including 0-4 from three. He did not shoot any free throws in the game either. With Seth in the starting lineup next to Luka, he got a lot of shot opportunities and some of them were wide open, but he wasn’t able to connect on any of them.

While the Mavs have seen Tim Hardaway Jr., Maxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith ready to fire at will, they have not seen that willingness from their best deep ball shooter. That is going to have to change going forward because the Mavs have had him in the starting lineup for a reason. The worse he shoots, the less sense it makes to have him next to Luka.

Other guards have played well in limited time. Delon Wright and Jalen Brunson have both been solid, but neither of them present the perimeter threat that Curry carries. That is what the Mavs want more than anything, considering how many threes they are taking on a nightly basis.

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Seth has to be better going forward. There is no way around that fact and the Mavs need to be willing to do what it takes to get him on track. When his three-ball is on, he becomes one of the most dangerous players on the Mavs roster. That is what this team needs from him.