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The Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle talks on his anticipation of point forward Luka Doncic’s game next season:

“He’s going to be better this year just because he’s got a year under his belt. He had an amazing summer of preparation, which he didn’t have last year.

Last summer was really about rest for him – coming off the multiple European championships and all the high frequency of games. Just having a year of experience under his belt is going to be a big plus. Also, I believe that the roster that we have here has more depth than last year’s. I think all those things will factor into him continuing to develop into one of the best players in the world.

He’s a better shooter and he’s put a lot of work into this summer, a lot of reps, a lot of attention, a lot of focus. I don’t have any doubts that he’s going to be vastly improved this year at the free-throw line.

He gets there a lot. Generally, the more guys shoot, the better they’re going to shoot, because you get more feel and more reps,” Carlisle said, per

This past season, Doncic averaged 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 6.0 assists per game, while shooting at 42.7 percent from the field and 32.7 percent from three.