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Overall, the Mavericks are one of the best shooting teams in the NBA, which explains why they rank in the top 10 in PPG.
Chris Kaman, Shawn Marion, O.J. Mayo, Dirk Nowitzki and Darren Collison all shoot a relatively high field-goal percentage for their positions, which allows the Mavs starters to be among the best in terms of percentage shooting in all of the NBA.
The Mavericks, however, struggle much more shooting from the field when they are forced to rely on their bench.
Vince Carter and Elton Brand manage to shoot over 40 percent, but key bench guys Dominique Jones, Dahntay Jones and Jae Crowder have struggled shooting this season.
Dominique Jones has not been able to land a consistent spot in the Mavericks rotation, and part of that for sure is his low shooting percentage. Jones is managing just 34 percent from the field, the second lowest on the Mavs roster.
Dahntay Jones has always been a capable player in his career, and although he has never been known to shoot a sky-high percentage, he has always been reliable, especially from long distance. Jones has had three seasons in his career in which he shot over 40 percent from three-point range, including the 2008-09 season with Denver in which he started 71 games and shot 64.7 percent from long range.
This year, however, Jones has struggled, shooting just 21.6 percent from deep and 36.4 percent overall.
Crowder still has the potential to be a quality NBA player, but he will have to improve his shooting and shot selection to do so. Crowder's minutes have dwindled as the year has gone on, and it likely has to do with Crowder not being a great jump shooter right now. He shoots just 38 percent overall and barely over 30 percent from three-point land.