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Dallas Mavericks: 5 glaring holes to fix this offseason

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: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Glaring hole Dallas Mavericks need to fix this offseason: 5. Shooting

The Mavs produced the highest offensive rating in NBA history last season. That number is set to be eclipsed by six teams in 2020-2021, but Dallas produced theirs by prioritizing shots at the rim and beyond the 3-point line. They attempted 41.3 threes per game in 2020. That number has dropped this season, but Dallas still attempts the sixth most in the league. The problem is they stand 18th in percentage at 35.9.

Since Feb. 6, the Mavericks are fourth in 3-point attempts but sit 13th in percentage. Coach Rick Carlisle loves his team to shoot triples. Even when healthy, Dallas needs to hit a few more to become an elite offense again.

Luka Doncic has taken an impressive leap in his 3-point shooting this season. He has connected on over 35 percent from deep on arguably the toughest shot profile in the league.

Key rotation piece Josh Richardson is dragging down the Mavericks percentage. He is shooting 31.7 percent on 4.7 3-point attempts per game.

The Dallas Mavericks have missed Seth Curry and his elite shooting this season. They traded for J.J. Redick to fill the sharpshooter role, but the veteran is still working his way back from a heel injury. The Mavs need another lights-out shooter to get back to being an elite offense.

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