Dallas Mavericks storyline to watch after the All-Star break: 2. Can shooting improve?
The Mavs are attempting 37.0 3-pointers per game, which ranks tenth in the NBA, but they have connected on just 34.3 percent of those tries or the 23rd highest percentage. They want and need shooting around superstar Luka Doncic. He is going to get into the paint and force defensive rotations. When he kicks out, the Mavs need to knock down those open looks to maximize their potential.
The shots have not fallen for Dallas all season. The changes to the ball, fitting in new pieces, or just bad luck could all be part of the team’s struggles.
Over the last 15 games, the Mavs have made 37.8 percent of their 3-pointers to rank sixth in the NBA. The Mavs are 10-5 during that stretch, and they have shot 41.1 percent as they have won six of their last seven. Knocking down open looks will have a direct correlation to the team’s record down the stretch.
Reggie Bullock, Maxi Kleber, and Dorian Finney-Smith are all having subpar shooting seasons for the Dallas Mavericks. Each should be better after the All-Star break, and their jump shooting is something to keep an eye on as Dallas attempts to continue moving up the standings.