10 Reasons the Dallas Mavericks aced the Klay Thompson sign-and-trade

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6. Mavericks needed a shooter badly

One area that the Mavs needed to upgrade especially after it went poor during the Finals was 3-point shooting. After searching around for players, they were able to find the missing piece from three with Klay Thompson. Throughout his NBA career, Thompson was known as one of the best 3-point shooters in the NBA, and all-time.

In his NBA career, Thompson is a 41 percent career 3-point shooter. In 11 seasons (two seasons weren't played due to injuries in 2019-20 and 2020-21), Thompson has shot over 40 percent from three in nine seasons. That is an incredible state that the Mavs were now able to add to their roster. Thompson also holds the NBA record for most 3-pointers made in a single game with 14. The fact Thompson has a record like that over his former Warrior teammate Stephen Curry, who has the most 3-pointers all-time, is impressive.

With Luka Doncic shooting 38 percent and Kyrie Irving shooting 41 percent from three last season, adding Thompson is a big threat. The Mavs now have three elite 3-point shooters and that will make them a scarier team to play against. The Mavs were also able to replace Tim Hardaway Jr.'s 35 percent from three last season with Thompson.

The Mavs now have taken care of their 3-point shooting woes from their Finals loss to the Celtics with adding one of the greatest to shoot the three in Thompson.