Mavericks: See where Luka Doncic landed in The Athletic’s player rankings

Dallas Mavericks: See where Luka Doncic fell in The Athletic’s player rankings

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic has become one of the best offensive weapons in the NBA. He finished sixth in points and third in assists per game while producing the fourth highest offensive box score plus-minus in the league. Luka was third in FiveThirtyEight’s offensive RAPTOR too. The 21-year-old can get to and score from any spot on the floor, but would rather dish out assists to keep the offense rolling.

Doncic exploits led the Mavericks to the best offensive rating in NBA history. The 21-year-old is on pace to finish as an all-time great. He landed fourth in MVP voting and made first-team All-NBA in his second season. Most 21-year-olds are barely cracking the rotation as Luka stands out as one of the best players in the league.

The Athletic has taken on the task of ranking the best players in NBA (subscription required) by using a tiered system. Mavs star Kristaps Porzingis was inside the top 40. Where did Luka fall?

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic at the top of tier 2 in The Athletic’s rankings

Doncic was joined by two big men in “Tier 2A” which put them as the seventh through ninth-best players in the NBA. The article notes the only thing keeping Doncic from Tier 1 is having done it multiple times.

Luka will be there soon enough. Another leap in the 2021 season could have him rivaling LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo for the top spot in every NBA player ranking set. Expect the 21-year-old to make that jump soon enough. Fans know he is always putting up historic stat lines, and there is no end in sight for the Mavericks superstar.

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