Way Dallas Mavericks can improve 3-point shooting: 5. More corner threes
The Mavs attempted 3,095 3-pointers last season. 670 of those were corner threes, which they connected on 40.6 percent. Corner threes accounted for 21.6 percent of the Mavericks 3-point tries during the 2019-2020 season.
Dallas has attempted 719 threes so far with 162 coming from the corner. That is a slightly higher percentage at 22.5, but the Mavs have made just 33.3 percent.
The biggest difference is they went from third in corner 3-point attempts last season to 15th. The Mavericks need more volume from the corners to get their long-range shooting back on track.
Dorian Finney-Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. led the team in corner threes last season. Each took 1.9 or more per game, and both connected at over 45 percent. This season, Hardaway Jr. has dropped down to 1.4 tries a night, and both player’s percentage has fallen below 37.
Luka Doncic has no issues finding an open shooter. The Dallas Mavericks need to get Dorian Finney-Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. in the corners more and watch the shots start dropping. Corner 3-pointers have the highest connect percentage and are the closest attempts. The Mavs need to create more to return to the top ten in 3-point percentage this season.
Next: No. 4