Dallas Mavericks: 5 positives from this season so far
4. Historic offense
The Dallas Mavericks are third in the NBA scoring 116.4 points per game. That does not tell the tale of their efficiency, though. The Mavs offensive rating of 115.8 leads the league by 2.5 full points over the second-place Rockets.
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FiveThirtyEight released a fantastic piece about how no matter how you slice it, the Mavericks have a historic offense this season. Fans can read it here.
Luka Doncic is the chief reason. He is running the show and creating open looks all over the floor. The 21-year-old has committed to attacking the rim more this season, and it has opened up the Mavs offense. The front office in Dallas has done well building around their young superstar too.
Doncic has made those around him better which may be the most impressive part. The team has career-high shooting efficiencies all over their roster. The Mavericks have nine players shooting better than league average from both the field and 3-point range. Luka is creating space, and Coach Rick Carlisle is giving players the freedom to shoot from their spots on the floor. It is working wonders.
Their historic offense has certainly been a positive and is something fans can point to when discussing the Mavs success this season.
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