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Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson is taking a massive third-year leap

Dallas Mavericks Jalen Brunson Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Jalen Brunson Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Jalen Brunson Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson keeps improving his shooting

Jalen Brunson has made strides in his offensive game by adding new wrinkles.

His at-rim finishing has improved tremendously. JB’s attempted more shots at the rim this season in a little more than half the games (69 FGA last season vs. 93 this season) finishing at a staggering 78.9 percent clip.

Brunson has stayed consistent with his shooting in the paint maintaining a clip of around 50 percent on shots from three to sixteen feet.

Jalen’s also upgraded his midrange arsenal, firing away anywhere from outside the paint at a substantially higher percentage (40 percent vs. 51.4 percent) with similar volume.

The most substantial leap is in his three-point shooting, where Brunson has taken 30 more attempts than last season and leapfrogged his percentages from 35.8 to 39.2. He’s figured out how to utilize the right corner three much better this season as well as improving his accuracy from the wings, instead of firing from the top of the key.

The results speak for themselves and he’s pushing his 3-point shooting to the upper echelon and showing he belongs in the discussion as one of the league’s best marksmen.

Jalen Brunson was already a dead-eye shooter, but it’s exciting to predict how much better he can get.

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