What’s fallacious with Luka Doncic? Mavs Stars taking pictures was traditionally dangerous to begin ’20 -21
It may only be four games in the 2020-2021 NBA season, but Luka Doncic has got off to a pretty bad start.
The Mavericks striker shoots a miserable 2 out of 21 from 3-point range (9.5 percent) at the start of the season. For reference, Cavaliers Center JaVale McGee is 3 out of 5 out of this season.
According to ESPN, Doncic has the second worst 3-point start (at least 20 attempts) after the first four games of a season, only behind Warriors’ Kelly Oubre Jr. (1 in 21 this season).
According to @ESPNStatsInfo, the two worst 3-point percentages with at least 20 tries in four games in NBA history:
Kelly Oubre: 4.8% (1 in 21)
Luka Doncic: 9.5% (2 of 21)
– Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) December 31, 2020
Doncic has made two consecutive 0-5 shots out of 3. That didn’t really matter in the Mavs ’51-point win over the Clippers on Sunday, but Doncic had one of the worst career games of his career in Dallas’ 118-99 loss to the Hornets on Wednesday, just 12 points, five assists and three Turnover in 24 minutes. Two of these missed 3-point shots were shot with a balloon.
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Conditioning has been a huge concern for players across the league after the shortest off-season in NBA history. It is possible that Doncic has not fully recovered and needs to get back in shape.
“I just think about my legs [are] really tired, “he said after the defeat on Wednesday.” But it’s not an excuse. “
“Of course I have to do a lot better,” added Doncic. “I’m 21 in my third season and I can do so much better. I still have so much to prove, so I have to work on these recordings every day and if you work on them they will fall for. After all, that’s my point.”
In fact, Doncic returned to the pitch after the game to get what you’d want to see from the young superstar. It is good to see that he is accountable.
With the 2020-21 regular season shortened to 72 games, the Mavs (1-3) need Doncic to find his move soon. The good news for Dallas is that Kristaps Porzingis is back in full training and could be back in a couple of weeks, according to coach Rick Carlisle. That should help lighten Doncic’s load and free him up for a better look at the rim.