Luka Doncic is already breaking Mavericks records

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is on pace to put his name all over the team’s record books in his second season. Find out more here.

Dallas Mavericks fans remember earlier this season when Luka Doncic set the team’s record for most triple-doubles in a career. He has 22 already. Jason Kidd’s 21 was the previous top mark. It took Doncic less than two seasons to break it.

Luka has had an incredible season. He is in the race for MVP and should earn some votes for Most Improved Player. The Mavericks star has already made the leap into the NBA’s top ten players.

Doncic is also about to put his name all over the team’s record books. Here is a look at where Doncic’s second season stands.

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Making history

Luka is on pace to average more points per game than Dirk Nowitzki ever did. He is netting 28.7 a night which would rank second in Mavericks’ history. Mark Aguirre scored 29.5 per game in 1984.

Doncic will be tied for tenth in Mavericks’ history by averaging 9.3 rebounds per game. Only two Mavs have ever averaged over 10 boards a night for a full season. That is something Luka likely accomplishes a few times in his career.

Doncic is averaging 8.7 assists per game which will be tied for fourth in Mavericks’ history with Jason Kidd. Hall of Famers Steve Nash and J-Kidd are the only two players to average more. Kidd holds the record by averaging 9.7 per game in 1996.

Luka’s Player Efficiency Rating (PER) this season is 27.7. That will be the second-best in Mavericks history. Dirk’s sat at 28.1 in the 2006 season. The 21-year-old will have the second most efficient season in the team’s history by this measure.

Doncic is on pace to have the best assists percentage and usage in Mavs history.

Looking at advanced metrics, Luka is set to have the best box score plus/minus in the team’s history. He will also be tied for tenth in win shares per 48 minutes, second in offensive box score plus/minus, and tied for tenth in value over replacement player.

It has certainly been an incredible season by Luka Doncic. To think that he is only 21 and will continue to improve should put a smile on the faces of Dallas Mavericks fans.

Next. Stacking up Luka Doncic in the MVP race

Thanks to Basketball-Reference for helping produce this article. Supporters can find a list of Dallas Mavericks records here.