Dallas Mavericks: 3 Takeaways from the 2018 NBA Offseason

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Dallas Lost a Ton of Perimeter Shooting

Rick Carlisle and the Mavericks thrived from the perimeter last season, but things are about to change. After losing three quality free agents this offseason, the Mavericks lost a ton of perimeter shooting.

Doug McDermott was one of the best shooters in the NBA during his stint with Dallas. He shot 49.4 percent from the three-point line with the Mavericks. That percentage is impressive, to say the very least.

Yogi Ferrell had seemingly agreed to a deal with Dallas, but backed out of it and ended up signing with the Sacramento Kings. He shot 37.3 percent from the three-point line during the 2017-18 season. Not only did the Kings lose a quality backup guard, they also lost a player more than capable of knocking down shots.

Seth Curry was unable to play last season, but back in 2016-17 was a deadly shooter. He knocked down 42.5 percent of his three-point attempts that season. With him heading to Portland, the Mavericks have to be disappointed with the amount of shooting they lost.

There will be ways to plug the hole left by their free agents leaving town, but it is going to hurt.

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