Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki on the offensive game of Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has a complete offensive game as a rookie. See what legend Dirk Nowitzki had to say about Doncic’s play.

Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic is unreal on the basketball court. Since Jan. 21, Luka has scored at least 16 points in all 15 games he has played. Even his worst game is now pushing for a triple-double with plenty of scoring.

It speaks volumes about Doncic’s offensive game. The 20-year-old can literally score from anywhere on the court. The part that takes it to another level is Luka can make any shot too. He is shooting 39.2 percent on catch-and-shoot attempts, 53.2 percent on post-ups, and 52.4 percent off screens according to Synergy.

Fans have seen the step-back threes, floaters, and so many different shots from the rookie. Here is what Mavs GOAT Dirk Nowitzki had to say about Luka’s offense courtesy of Dwain Price.

Talk about incredible praise from a future first-ballot Hall of Famer. Luka Doncic has been making impressions on stars around the league all season, but when your teammate shares the praise it is a bit more special. Dirk sees Luka put in the work every single day and has first-hand knowledge of the Slovenian’s talent.

Doncic best offense is as a pick and roll ball handler. He shoots 44.2 percent over 335 field goal attempts according to Synergy. When factoring in field goal attempts when Luka shoots or passes, the shooting percentage is 46.2 on 679 tries. The Mavericks offense becomes difficult to stop when Doncic is running the pick and roll.

Final thoughts

The offensive game of Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic was praised by teammate Dirk Nowitzki. Luka is a special talent as a 20-year-old.

Fans have been salivating about Doncic all season. Nobody expected him to be making a star level impact as a rookie. Luka is averaging 20.9 points per game in just 32.1 minutes a night. He has taken over as the Mavs star player and primary shot taker.

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Supporters will dream all summer about how much better Luka Doncic can become. Mavs fans will be wishing to watch him vaulting into the MVP conversation, and for the team to return to title contention. It all seems possible for the rookie. The entire NBA will be watching to see how it all plays out.