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Dallas Mavericks: 5 areas where Luka Doncic can still improve

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: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Area where Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic can still improve: 3. 3-point shooting

Luka’s 3-point percentage did not tell the entire story in his first two NBA seasons. He connected on just 32.1 percent of his 1,055 threes but was taking arguably the most difficult shots in the league. Most of Doncic’s triple came off the dribble and the profile featured plenty of late clock attempts.

The 22-year-old took a significant leap in his third season as he hit 35.0 percent of his 548 tries.

The improvement was on full display and took another step after Luka played his way into shape. He hit 37.0 percent of his 3-pointers over his final 48 regular-season games and shot 40.6 percent over 76 attempts in the playoffs. Doncic worked hard on his jumper in the 2020 offseason, and it paid dividends.

There is another step to take, though. Luka Doncic is an elite 3-point shooter. Fans can look at how defenses guard him out there as proof. No team wants to let him fire from the outside because Doncic will consistently make them pay.

Expect the Dallas Mavericks superstar to shoot a career-high 3-point percentage for the second season in a row in 2022. He will continue improving his shot selection and locking in his jumper this offseason as he gears up to lead Slovenia in the Olympics.

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