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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: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Area where Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic can still improve: 1. Free throws

Luka took the sixth-most free throws in the NBA during the regular season, but he connected on just 73.0 percent. After a solid improvement from his rookie to his second year, Doncic dipped down last season. The issues were worse in the playoffs as the 22-year-old hit just 52.9 percent of his 51 attempts. Luka’s rate at drawing fouls dropped too.

The Don needs to improve from the foul line. They are only free if they are made. Over his final two seasons with Real Madrid, Luka hit 79.5 percent of his 528 free throw tries. Doncic can be an 80-plus percent maker from the charity stripe. Limiting his offensive burden will help, but the 22-year-old needs to focus and forget his struggles too.

If Luka improves his jumper and hits his free throws, he will average over 30 points per game for the season. Doncic does not care. He is not obsessed with winning MVP or averaging 30 a night. Luka wants to win, and that is all he that is on his mind. His fiery attitude on the floor is his incredible passion for winning coming out. Doncic has all the tools, and he will be the best player in the NBA if he keeps improving.

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Expect Luka Doncic to put in plenty of work on his game this offseason. Expect a third straight first-team All-NBA honor next season as he pushes his way into the thick of the MVP race. Dallas Mavericks fans will not want to miss it.