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Mavericks: 5 things to watch during 2021 training camp

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Thing to watch during Dallas Mavericks training camp: 2. What did Luka add?

Luka Doncic is on the trajectory of an all-time great player. Fans see him setting a record or becoming the youngest player to accomplish a feat nearly every night. The 22-year-old already has two first All-NBA honors and a Rookie of the Year award in his first three seasons, which is unprecedented.

What does not get talked about enough is his rapid improvement. Doncic was outstanding as a rookie but became an elite finisher around the rim in his second NBA season. In last year’s shortened offseason, Luka took his jumper to another level and added a deadly mid-range game that makes him an unstoppable offensive force. The Mavs superstar is always putting new tools into his belt, but what did he equip himself with this offseason?

Fans know free throws have been a massive topic of conversation, and Doncic put in the work this summer on top of his Olympic run where he led Slovenia into the semifinals. Expect Luka to make a significant improvement at the charity stripe this season.

The 22-year-old will have a few more tricks up his sleeve for the 2021-2022 campaign. Dallas Mavericks supporters will have to watch closely during training camp to see if they can spot his latest upgrades.