Mavericks: Ranking Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis among NBA’s best duos
Dallas Mavericks duo checks in here: 4. Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis
The Mavs pair was limited to 41 games because of injuries, but they are proving to be elite. Their 115.7 offensive rating was the best among the top duos. They also had the top true shooting percentage at 59.1 according to NBA Stats. That led them to a plus 6.7 net rating for the season.
That goes without mentioning the time it took for Porzingis to get fully back. Remember, he missed over 20 months of NBA action and was adjusting to a new team with a different role in Dallas at the start of the year.
The numbers only improved as the season went on. Since Jan. 1, Luka and KP produced an offensive rating of 116.7 and were plus 8.8 in net rating while sharing the floor. Porzingis got more involved in the offense after shifting to center. Fans can read more about the long-term outlook on KP’s position here.
Doncic and Porzingis may not stay fourth long. Both players are under 25 years old and still improving. Fans should see the best versions yet during the season’s restart in Orlando. It is one of the many reasons that no team is looking forward to facing the Mavericks in the playoffs.