Why the Mavericks could go all-out to trade for Buddy Hield

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Mavericks Rank Dead-Last In NBA In Three-Point Shooting

After finishing the regular season last year ranked 10th in the league in three-point shooting percentage, the Mavericks currently find themselves ranked dead-last in the league in perimeter shooting. The scary thing about this too is that the only two key guys that departed from the Mavs in the offseason were Seth Curry and Delon Wright. 

Dallas basically has the same team from last year and they even added Josh Richardson to the mix, but they only have four players shooting over 33% from three-point range this year and only one of them is in their starting rotation. 

Tim Hardaway Jr. is the only legit three-point shooting threat on this Dallas Mavericks roster this year and with them not destroying their opponents in the paint either, they will need to do something near the NBA trade deadline to make their offensive better. 

Maybe their struggles are because offensive-minded assistant coach Stephen Silas left Dallas in the offseason to become the new head coach of the Houston Rockets, but overall, the lack of talent on this roster is beginning to affect their overall play. 

Buddy Hield is not only a terrific offensive player, but he is a legit three-point shooting threat. Now in his seventh season in the NBA, Hield has shot 40.7% from three-point range over the course of his career and is shooting 37.3% from deep this season while attempting over 10 shots from deep per game on average. 

He is exactly the kind of perimeter player the Mavericks need to compliment their two young stars in Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. With Buddy Hield, Dallas has a fighting chance to get back in the playoff picture and potentially make some noise in the Western Conference come playoff time. 

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