The Smoking Cuban
Mavs News

Dallas Mavericks: 5 things they need in free agency

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
3 of 6
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks need in free agency: 4. Shooting

Luka Doncic is an unstoppable offensive force. In his third NBA season, he added a deadly mid-range game and improved his jumper to take things to another level. The 22-year-old superstar is one of the best pick and roll ball handlers in the league. It remains impossible to stop him when he goes to the basket. The defense tries to clog the paint, but Luka uses his incredible basketball IQ to make them pay every time.

The Mavericks need shooters around their superstar. Tim Hardaway Jr. shot 39.1 percent from 3-point range last season. He is an important floor spacer, especially after Dallas traded Seth Curry to the Sixers on draft night 2020. THJ is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and the Mavs have a difficult decision to make. Do they chase the marquee names or re-sign THJ?

Even if Hardaway Jr. is back, the Mavericks need shooters to put around Doncic. Adding a few wings that excel at hitting catch-and-shoot triples would be massive. If the defense respects their jumpers, the paint will be wide open for Luka to attack. Leaving the shooters means open 3-pointers.

The Dallas Mavericks need to add multiple above-league average 3-point shooters this offseason.