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Dallas Mavericks: Why is Tyrell Terry not in the rotation?

Dallas Mavericks Tyrell Terry (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Tyrell Terry (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks rookie Tyrell Terry has an elite NBA skill

Fans could give a pass to every rookie this season. There was no Summer League, training camps were immediately after the draft, and the pandemic is making this year anything but normal.

Despite these factors, there is still plenty of time for Tyrell Terry to become a productive rookie. All he needs is an opportunity to shine.

Any role player in the NBA will tell you that you can find 100 guys in the league with talent, but what makes players last is possessing an elite skill. Terry’s shooting is one. He shot 40.8 percent from 3-point range during his lone season at Stanford.

Shooting pedigree prolongs careers, just ask Ray Allen, Kyle Korver, and Wayne Ellington. All three were fully able to play meaningful minutes well past their prime because they continued to knock down jumpers.

Duncan Robinson and Collin Sexton have made their living from firing the three and shooting at a high percentage. Make shots injects new life into a player’s career.

If Tyrell Terry can tap into his innate shooting potential, he’ll be able to find meaningful minutes on this stacked Dallas Mavericks roster. He needs to learn how to get open and connect at an elite clip.

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