Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways for Luka Doncic from ‘The Last Dance’
By Tyler Watts
5. Continue to evolve
Michael Jordan kept finding ways to improve and change his game. There was talk of his relentless attack to the rim in his early days. That was followed by the Doug Collins years where everything went through MJ. He averaged 34.9 points per game over the three seasons he was head coach.
Things changed when Phil Jackson took over. The Bulls embraced the Triangle offense and everyone touched the ball.
After that first season and a second straight loss to the Pistons, Jordan also decided to become more physical. He totally transformed his body. The results led to six rings in eight seasons.
MJ evolved in other ways too. After five years in the NBA, Jordan began taking and hitting more 3-pointers. It was another thing for the defense to worry about. He was also the greatest mid-range shooter of all-time. That improved as his career progressed.
Luka Doncic has already seen the importance of evolving. His efficiency took a massive step forward in year two because he attacked the basket more. Luka also improved his finishing. It unlocked the Dallas Mavericks offense and turned them into a juggernaut.
Doncic needs to keep it up. Continue evolving and finding ways to improve his game. That is the key to becoming an all-time great.
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