Way Dallas Mavericks can improve 3-point shooting: 1. More time playing together
The Mavs have looked out of sorts for significant stretches in their last three games. Yes, Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Dwight Powell have returned to the lineup, but each needs time to get back in rhythm. A healthy Mavericks team could be dangerous. It could elite or possibly a disappointment. Nobody knows what they are because they have not played it out on the court yet.
Fans saw last season the team’s shooting improved as the season progressed. Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Dorian Finney-Smith, and Seth Curry settled into their roles as floor spacers for Luka Doncic. All four connected at elite clips after the calendar flipped to 2020. The Mavs need that time of the floor together to gel this season.
Are the Dallas Mavericks the best 3-point shooting team in the league? No, but they could finish inside the top ten again. No player is creating more open threes than Luka Doncic. The Mavs need to start knocking them in if they want to qualify for the playoffs and make a deep run.
Fans should continue to monitor the team’s shooting. Hopefully, it bounces back quickly and so do the Mavericks. Stay tuned.