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Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic hitting 3-pointers makes him unstoppable

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The threat of Luka Doncic shooting threes opens floor for Dallas Mavericks

Luka is an incredible driver and finisher inside. His 3-point numbers are below league average, but teams do not play off him. The Warriors could drop on this play as Kent Bazemore gets stuck on the screen, but Draymond Green plays up on him. Doncic drills a step back 3-pointer anyway.

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To open the Mavericks game against the Blazers on Feb. 14, Doncic found Maxi Kleber for an easy lay-in. The Blazers showed hard on the 21-year-old at the 3-point line, and it left the inside wide open.

Luka’s ability to shoot opens the floor. Fans know he is one of the best passers in the NBA. At 6’7, Doncic is big enough to see over the defense and has the vision to find the open teammate every time. When he is hitting his 3-pointers, the opposition has no way to defend the Mavericks. They are left with only bad options because selling out to get the ball out of his hands just opens the floor for easy buckets.

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If Luka Doncic can shoot over 36 percent for the season, the Dallas Mavericks are unstoppable. It is the one missing piece in his incredible offensive game. Expect Doncic to improve his outside shooting. When he rises above league average, watch out. The superstar will be the best offensive talent in the league.

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