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Dallas Mavericks: 5 goals for Luka Doncic in 2021-2022 season

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Goal for Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic this season: 5. Become elite shooter

Luka shot just 32.1 percent from 3-point range over his first two NBA seasons combined, but that stat does not tell the entire story as teams still defended him like an above league average shooter. Doncic was taking a ton of difficult shots, but also failing to connect on some easy ones.

The 22-year-old took his jumper to another level last season. He added a deadly mid-range game where he shot 48.3 percent over 183 attempts as classified by NBA Stats, and improve his range and accuracy from three. Luka hit 35.0 percent of his career-high 548 3-point attempts, including 37.2 percent over the final 45 regular-season games.

Doncic will be looking to take his jumper to the elite level this season. His goal should be to shoot north of 50 percent from the mid-range and over 38 percent on his threes.

Finding another gear for his jumper will make it easier to get the rim and helps create more open looks for his teammates. Luka Doncic has shown flashes of being an elite 3-point shooter, and he will attempt to reach that level in his fourth NBA season because doing so will have a positive impact on the entire team.