What does the Dallas Mavericks shooting mean for their offense as a whole?
The Mavs were eighth in offensive rating last season, despite finishing 18th in 3-point percentage. In 2020, they led the league and produced a historic offensive rating, while finishing tenth in 3-point percentage. History proves Dallas does not have to be an elite 3-point shooting team to have one of the top offenses.
The Mavericks have played 11 percent of their regular season, but it is still too soon to make any sweeping judgments. Luka Doncic has led Dallas to a top ten offensive rating in each of the last two seasons, and he is still creating a ton of wide-open shots. Fans should expect the Mavs offensive rating to keep climbing the standings and land back in the top ten by the time the postseason rolls around in April.
The best is still yet to come from the 2021-2022 Dallas Mavericks. Kristaps Porzingis has only played in four of the team’s nine games, and Luka has not yet hit his stride.
When things start clicking, the Mavs will be one of the best offenses in the league and a team nobody will be looking forward to matching up against. All fans can do is wait for the shots to start falling.