How would the Dallas Mavericks offense look without Luka Doncic?
KP takes over
To measure what the offense would be without Luka Doncic, let us examine games he did not play in this season. The Mavericks would ditch calling for set plays and lean more on their ability to space the floor with a five-out offense. They ran with everyone on the perimeter more without Doncic.
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Luka missed 13 games this season with various injuries. The Mavs won six of those contests. Kristaps Porzingis becomes the focal point of the offense and main bucket getter. KP only played in ten games without Luka. In those, he averaged 27.2 points and 11.8 rebounds per.
“Being at the top of the key, starting the offense as kind of the ball goes through me and then whether I swing it or go in a pick and roll, I like being in that spot right there,” Porzingis said on his role in the offense without Doncic.
Porzingis would operate on the key. He is looking for a 3-point shot, a drive to the basketball, or to set up a hand off-screen for a guard. There would be constant movement from the team around the perimeter.
The method of attacking switched without Luka. There was a dearth of creators, so the Mavericks would constantly screen and search for threes.
Who would fill in for Doncic at the point, though?
Next: Who plays the point?