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Dallas Mavericks: 5 ways Luka Doncic can still get better

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Way Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic can get better: 5. Efficiency

It is no secret that Luka is a dangerous 3-point shooter, but he has made just 32.7 percent from long range through his first 166 career games. Defenses guard him more like a 38 percent shooter, though. They recognize the threat even if the percentages do not read that way.

Doncic has increased his effective field goal percentage every season. He was just under 50 as a rookie before taking a massive leap to 53.1 by attacking the basket and finishing at an elite rate. Luka is going to the rim less this season but has improved his jumper. The result is an effective field goal percentage of 54.0, which ranks 72nd in the NBA.

The 22-year-old is shooting 47.7 percent from the field and 35.1 percent on his threes this season. Both those numbers still have room to improve. Doncic can attack the rim a bit more and continue ironing out his jumper.

The Mavericks superstar has only made 75.6 percent of his free throws this season. He is capable of being an 80-plus percent shooter from the line. That is another area where Luka can improve his efficiency. Luka Doncic is already unstoppable, but he reaches another level as his percentages continue to rise.

Next: No. 4

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