Goal for Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic this season: 2. Shoot over 80 percent from line
The current biggest hole in Luka’s game is his free-throw shooting. His production everywhere else is outstanding, but Doncic shot just 73.0 percent on foul shots last season. He is a career 73.5 percent shooter from the line over 1,518 attempts.
The 6’7 guard’s free throws came back to bite Dallas in the playoffs. The Mavericks lost Game 3 versus the Clippers in part because Luka missed six of 13 attempts from the foul line. Doncic can sink jumpers with the best of them, so he can get his free throws under control.
Some of Luka’s issues at the foul line are mental, but the 22-year-old superstar can overcome that. He is on pace to be the best player in the world, and improving his free throws is an important next step in Doncic’s evolution.
Will new Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd and his revamped staff be able to help Luka get it under control? In his final two seasons at Real Madrid, Doncic shot 79.5 percent combined over 528 attempts. He can connected on over 80 percent from the foul line, and Luka should set a goal to make it happen this year.