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5 takeaways for Dallas Mavericks from Tyler Dorsey in EuroBasket 2022

Dallas Mavericks, Tyler Dorsey, EuroBasket 2022
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Dallas Mavericks takeaway from Tyler Dorsey in EuroBasket 2022: 4. Score-first

Anybody watching noticed that Dorsey looks to score the moment he gets the ball. The 26-year-old was often spotted up beyond the 3-point line, and he wasted little time in getting his shot up. Fans can see his highlights from Greece’s win over Italy on Sept. 3.

Dorsey averaged just 1.1 assists per game during EuroBasket, and he rarely looked to get others involved. The 6’5 wing is active and aggressive. He was not just a catch-and-shoot option for Greece during the tournament, but when the ball hit his hands, shots went up.

Luka Doncic is arguably the best playmaker in the NBA, so the team could benefit from Dorsey’s aggressiveness and shoot first mentality. The Mavs superstar will create open looks for him, and the 26-year-old will not hesitate to fire away.

Dorsey did rush some shots and failed to make the extra pass. The gaps will be even smaller in the NBA, which could lead to plenty of missed shots. The 26-year-old sank just 43.9 percent from the field during the seven-game small sample at EuroBasket. His field goal percentage could plummet if he locks in on the rim and fails to give up the ball when covered.

Tyler Dorsey was a score-first guard at EuroBasket, but does he adapt his game playing off Luka Doncic? Greece needed him to take shots, but the Dallas Mavericks won’t. Does that impact his score-first mentality? It is something interesting to watch during training camp.

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