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Dallas Mavericks: 5 ways to improve their 3-point shooting

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks have increased their 3-point attempts for six straight years. Last season, they finished second in attempts and inside the top ten in 3-point percentage. Fans know coach Rick Carlisle loves to shoot threes, and it was one of the key components of Luka Doncic leading the Mavs to the highest offensive rating in NBA history.

Dallas has struggled in their first 20 games. They sit 19th in offensive rating and have just eight wins. COVID issues have wreaked havoc on the team, but so has underperformance. The Mavericks are currently 30th or dead last in 3-point percentage on the season as they sit at 32.8 percent. Only two other teams are under 34 percent at this point. Their attempts are down, but Dallas still sits 14th with 36.0 per game, despite not connecting on them.

Fans know coach Carlisle wants more attempts, so how can the Mavs fix their 3-point shooting? Let us dive into the possibilities.

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How can the Dallas Mavericks improve their 3-point shooting?

First, better health will allow the Mavs to improve. Dallas has not played a single minute with their full roster active so far. Of their 719 3-point attempts, 57 have come from player’s outside Dallas’ projected rotation. They have connected on just seven of those 57 too.

Coach Carlisle has talked in recent days about the team’s focus on floor spacing and improving the quality of the attempts. Expect that to happen. Here are five ways the Dallas Mavericks can improve their 3-point shooting this season.

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