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Luka Dončić Discussion - Year 3

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Re: Luka Dončić Discussion - Year 3 

Post#21 » by leolozon » Tue Jan 5, 2021 4:51 pm

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It's at least a step in the right direction, but I hope he doesn't keep repeating the same mistakes as last year.

When will Luka learn to just instinctively catch and shoot?



Yeah, I remember that one. That was really weird. It's like he lacks confidence when it comes to shooting wide-open 3s. He did miss a couple of 3s in a row, but still...

We keep saying "his 3p% is bad because he takes tough shots", but then he doesn't take the easiest 3 : wide open from the corner.
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Re: Luka Dončić Discussion - Year 3 

Post#22 » by wolfram » Tue Jan 5, 2021 7:32 pm

It is clear as day to me he has a hard time hitting shots he is supposed to make. Like FT, wide open shots.. But he will hit the toughest shots. It's mental. Also this clip shows me, he has low confidence on his 3pt shot and his preparation and release is too slow.
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Re: Luka Dončić Discussion - Year 3 

Post#23 » by Apz » Wed Jan 6, 2021 10:19 pm

Free throws? He havent had a problem with freethrows this year yet
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Re: Luka Dončić Discussion - Year 3 

Post#24 » by Mr B » Fri Jan 8, 2021 6:09 am

You know what I would like to see Luka add to his game? A jab step. With his handle he’d easily be able to get open if he had a proficient jab step (similar to Dirk). He’d get a lot more open 3’s and it’s a better move to get an open shot than the step back.


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Re: Luka Dončić Discussion - Year 3 

Post#25 » by Nikson » Fri Jan 8, 2021 3:34 pm

Yeah. Luka would be significantly better player at age 21. If he would just read all this precious advices on this forum. He would be like two Lukas. He would be like, like, like....what?
Who was better until today?
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Re: Luka Dončić Discussion - Year 3 

Post#26 » by Mr B » Fri Jan 8, 2021 5:13 pm

Nikson wrote:Yeah. Luka would be significantly better player at age 21. If he would just read all this precious advices on this forum. He would be like two Lukas. He would be like, like, like....what?
Who was better until today?

No one is saying he’s not great. Obviously he is. Over the last two games he’s averaging 35/12/12 which is an insane stat line. But even he will tell you that there is so much more he can improve on.


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Re: Luka Dončić Discussion - Year 3 

Post#27 » by boogiezen » Fri Jan 8, 2021 6:02 pm

I want to see Luka to improve in every part of his game. But he's 21, need a progression like every year he will add something and improve in his weaknesses. It shouldn't be right away. That's why it's funny that his doubters think that he already peak on his ROOKIE season.
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Re: Luka Dončić Discussion - Year 3 

Post#28 » by JD45 » Fri Jan 8, 2021 6:29 pm

Luka's 3pt shot will return. That's a skill that almost always improves with time and age. But, most importantly, he is getting better defensively. That's actually a more important improvement at this stage.
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Re: Luka Dončić Discussion - Year 3 

Post#29 » by Nikson » Sat Jan 9, 2021 11:26 am

Mr B wrote:
Nikson wrote:Yeah. Luka would be significantly better player at age 21. If he would just read all this precious advices on this forum. He would be like two Lukas. He would be like, like, like....what?
Who was better until today?

No one is saying he’s not great. Obviously he is. Over the last two games he’s averaging 35/12/12 which is an insane stat line. But even he will tell you that there is so much more he can improve on.


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Yes. Exactly. He know what to doo. And he always did. The results are obvious.

For example, this season weight is a result of gaining weight as season expected to start end of January or beginning February. It started in the middle of cycle of gaining mass.

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