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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: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Way Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic can get better: 4. New tricks

Mavs fans have seen Luka bust out some new tricks this season. He added the mid-range element. The 22-year-old is taking what the defense gives him. If they wall off the rim, he settles in for a wide-open jumper in the mid-range.

Luka also took a page out of Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki’s playbook by adding a one-legged fadeaway to his diverse tool kit. See the 6’7 superstar hitting one against the Memphis Grizzlies on Feb. 22.

The all-time greats add new tricks to get their game every year. From his rookie to his second season, Doncic improved his finishing with his left hand and became an elite inside scorer. What is the next evolution in his game? Expect him to continue adding in moves and ways to keep defenders guessing.

Luka Doncic is a human highlight reel already, but things will only get better. The 22-year-old could still be eight years from reaching his peak. More work in the post and another move to finish inside could be the next of multiple evolutions. Whatever Doncic decides on, expect it to make him and the Dallas Mavericks even more dangerous.

Next: No. 3

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