The Dallas Mavericks are in a tight battle to move into the top six in the Western Conference and avoid the play-in tournament down the stretch. Luka Doncic was not in the best shape at the start of the season after the rushed start. The Mavs dealt with Kristaps Porzingis missing the first nine games and losing as many as five key rotation players in the health and safety protocols. It was a slow start, but that is far behind them now.
Since Feb. 6, the Mavericks are 21-10 and have the fifth-best winning percentage in the NBA. They are eighth in the league in offensive rating over that stretch and sixth in net rating. Dallas has been an elite team for over two months and is primed to continue climbing the standings as they face the easiest remaining schedule in the NBA.
Luka Doncic has taken his game to another level this season to become the best offensive player in the NBA. That is no knock on the plethora of other top talents around the league, but a testament to the improvements from Luka.
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is the best offensive player in the NBA
Doncic finished fourth in MVP voting as he led the Mavs to the highest offensive rating in NBA history last season. He was already proving to be a star before adding multiple facets to his game in his third NBA season.
Luka was the MVP favorite entering the 2020-2021 campaign. The slow start by the Mavericks sunk his chances and clouded the numbers, but the 22-year-old stands above the rest of the league’s stars on the offensive end of the floor. Here is a closer look at why.
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