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Dallas Mavericks: Why Luka Doncic is the best offensive player in the NBA

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

Why Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is the best offensive player in NBA: 4. Creator/finisher

Few players can blend Luka’s ability to create and score. Doncic is fifth in points per game at 28.6 and sixth in assists at 8.6. Damian Lillard, Nikola Jokic, and Luka are the only players in the top ten in both categories this season. When combining scoring and points created off assists, Luka is second in the NBA at 50.6 points per game. James Harden is the only player with more at 52.2.

Doncic is one of the best pick and roll ball handlers in the league. He runs the second most at 13.4 a night and rates in the top 17 percent by scoring 1.01 points per possession in those situations.

Kirk Goldsberry shared some interesting stats about Doncic on April 15.

Nobody can stop Luka Doncic with the ball in his hands. He is a devastating finisher and creator. The 22-year-old superstar has connected on 67.8 percent from the restricted area this season, but that number vaults to 75.4 percent since Feb. 6. The only players finishing higher than 75 percent for the season are Giannis, LeBron, Anthony Davis, Rudy Gobert, and Christian Wood that attempt over 4.5 shots per game from the restricted area.

Doncic blends his scoring and creating masterfully, but some improved tricks make him the best offensive player in the NBA.

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